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ANZAC Day Assembly

Staff and students at Salisbury East High School held an ANZAC Day assembly to remember all Australians who have served and died in war and on operational service.

The annual event, which took place on Wednesday, May 4th, was the first one to include the laying of wreaths and poppies at the newly installed ‘Lest We Forget’ memorial at SEHS.

Built to commemorate the ANZAC centenary, the unique space incorporates a ‘Lone Pine’, six ‘war veterans’ tributes, a garden and a special plaque.

Students placed 300 poppies, made by Mrs Crafter’s art students, in the garden and year level representatives laid wreaths as members of the Barossa and District Pipe Band played a stirring rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’.

The preceding assembly was also held with the utmost decorum.

Principal Steve Clark addressed the school prior to our Year 12 Captains Sam Adamson, Shana Maeder, Nemanja Lovric and Charmante Busasa reading an adaption of the ANZAC Requiem.

Mark Hodgson, Deputy Principal, then delivered ‘The Ode’ and Year 11 student Patrick Vittard-Herring played ‘The Last Post’.

Cameron Bailey lowered the Australian flag as the audience observed an impeccable one-minute’s silence and, after the Australian National Anthem was played, the Year 12 band, comprising Jeff Seraphin, Jack Barnett and Nemanja Lovric, gave a moving performance of ‘I Was Only Nineteen’.

Principal Steve Clark said: “Our students are to be congratulated for their excellent propriety while showing respect for, and remembering, those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Our new ‘Lest We Forget’ memorial is a wonderful installation within our school grounds and is a fitting tribute to these brave men and women.”

Created on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 10:20:06 AM