2019 Anzac Ceremony

2 May 2019
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On Thursday, 2 May, all Year 11 students attended the annual ANZAC day ceremony bringing the community together to remember all those who have served, past and present.

It was a moving service with a focus on returning soldiers from World War I.  The College Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Wanneroo, Tracey Roberts, also spoke and shared the names of local returning soldiers from within the City of Wanneroo from World War I and II.  

One representative from each Mentor placed a remembrance plaque on the Commemoration Field taking time to reflect upon the experiences and sacrifices the soldiers made.

The College would like to acknowledge our invited guests:

  • Mr Laurie Hassett - Cambrai RAAFA Estate, Chairman of the Residence Board
  • Mr David & Mrs Dianne Peet and Mr Maitland & Mrs Lorraine Briggs - Merriwa RAAFA Estate
  • Mr Brian Prangnell - President Quinns Rocks RSL
  • Mr Des Wright and Mr Frank Pimm
  • Mr Rod Buckenara, Principal and Mrs Janette Thompson, Head of HASS - Kinross College
  • The Hewitt Family
  • Mr Jack Ball – 2015 Premier’s Anzac Tour winner
  • College Board Members - City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Mr Wrolf Van Munster, Mrs Sue Egerton, Mrs Sarah Zimmer and Mrs Susan Kinsella

We would also like to acknowledge Mr James McNeill, Ms Nareeda Tillman and Mrs Sarah Moran for their organisation of the event, Mrs Michelle Downer and the Year 11 Student Councillors who helped capture the spirit of the ANZACs, Ms Lizzie Lysons and her music students for the wonderful music performances and Mr Stephen Coombs for playing the drums.  
A very big thank you to the Home Economic ladies, Elise Gaglio, Wendy Clarkson, Gail Simpson and Helen Trew for putting together a lovely lunch for our invited guests to enjoy after the service.

Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.