This week, we took time to acknowledge all those who have fought and died for us in wars, and those who are still serving in the armed forces. Our Year 3 students led a special ceremony to remember ANZAC Day, and we thank Boyd Baker and Susan Johnston from Gayndah RSL, and Warrant Officer Michael Smith for visiting us to mark the occasion. Our students also took part in the annual march and service on ANZAC Day.
We are very grateful to two services in Gayndah for helping us with resources to commemorate ANZAC Day. The Gayndah RSL has sponsored a pack to be sent from the Australian ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee, which contains medals, uniforms and equipment used by the Australian Armed Forces, as well as teaching resources for use in the classroom. The Soldier On organisation also donated a resource kit for ANZAC Day to be used in our classrooms. For those unfamiliar with Soldier On, they support veterans and their families, with a particular emphasis on younger veterans. I have included an ANZAC Day prayer at the end of my piece.
We wish to thank both these organisations for their support. We appreciate all that they do for so many people. If you wish to donate to either or both organisations as a gesture of thanks, please find the details in the current newsletter.
Thank you to our students, parents and staff for a wonderful Cross Country last Friday. Our students showed excellent sportsmanship and determination in completing their races, and should all be very proud of their efforts.
Congratulations and good luck to the students who have been selected to attend the North Burnett Cross Country this Friday. Good luck also to our students competing in North Burnett Softball and AFL on Wednesday and Thursday.