On Tuesday 25 April, thirty children joined me in representing the school at the ANZAC service held on the Elwood foreshore. Participating in this occasion has steadfastly become one of our school rituals.
It was wonderful to see so many of our families gathered at this event despite the inclement weather. This year we were invited to lead the prayer, which Nina did so eloquently. Olivia and Jeremy, two of our Year 6 leaders, laid the wreath and every child representing our school, including those who were there as Elwood cubs sang, with the combined schools choir, the National Anthem.
The values and traits of courage, mate-ship and sacrifice, I believe epitomise what we aspire to be and reflect, as Australians, and as global citizens. These values lie perfectly within our Catholic traditions and I believe are very present and evident within the St Columba’s community.