2024 Year 11 ANZAC Service

30 April 2024
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On Tuesday the 30th of April, the College held the annual ANZAC Commemoration.  

Due to the weather, an alternative location was organised in our Sports Hall at short notice.  This was the first time the event has been held there and a big thank you to all staff who ensured the change of venue was ready in time.

All Year 11 students attended the ceremony to remember all those who have served, past and present while Year 12 students spent time in their mentor doing an ANZAC activity.

The service noted the 110th anniversary  of the commencement of WW1 and paid tribute to the memory of the brave souls who served our nation from all walks of life, a multi-ethnic tapestry of individuals united under a common cause.  The service also gave us time to reflect on the profound lesson’s history has taught us and to pay homage to the courage and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.  

At the conclusion of the service, all guests headed to our Home Economics room for some light refreshments and were treated to an impromptu Haka, performed by Mr Joseph White and students.

The College would like to acknowledge our invited guests:

  • Ms Tracey Roberts MP - Federal Member for Pearce & Chair of the College Board Chair
  • Mr Mark Folkard MLA - Member for Burns Beach
  • Mr Wrolf Van Munster – Vice Chair of the College Board
  • Mr & Mrs Bob & Yvonne Cotton - Cambrai Retirement Village
  • Mr & Mrs Ton & Sandra Hasselt - Cambrai Retirement Village
  • Mr & Mrs Shearman - Cambrai Retirement Village
  • Mr & Mrs Maitland & Lorraine Briggs - Merriwa RAAFA Estate
  • Mr John Purchase – Merriwa RAAFA Estate
  • Mr Kennith Robertson - Vice President Quinns Rocks RSL
  • Mr Ken Joice - Salvation Army
  • Mrs Jan Hewitt & Ms Terina Hewitt

A special thank you to Mr Ken Joice who has played his bugle of  ‘The Last Post’ at our service for many years.


We would like to acknowledge the following staff for their role in the event:

  • Mr James McNeill, Mrs Christine Suckling and Ms Sarah Moran for the organisation of the event.
  • Mrs Julia Lee and the Year 11 Student Councillors for running the ceremony.
  • The Year 12 Captains for laying the College wreath.
  • Mr Brian Holman, Home Economics Teacher for his reading of ‘Dulce et decorum est’.
  • Music students Tom Lavery and Suna Wallace for the wonderful music performances of The Band Played Waltzing Matilda and the Australian National Anthem.
  • Mr Joseph White, Design and Technology teacher for singing the New Zealand National Anthem.

A very big thank you to the Home Economic ladies, Mrs Gail Simpson and Mrs Selena Tate for organising the light refreshments.


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.