Remembrance Day was observed on 11th November with a dedicated liturgy to the historically significant date of 11 November.
The tradition recalls the end of hostilities of World War I on 11 November, 1918. Almost 62,000 Australians died fighting for our freedom and in service of our nation. You may remember from last year that our students participated in an art and writing competition on the theme, “When the guns fell silent” to mark the 100 years since the end of World War 1. Our local RSL were the driving force behind the competition. Gayndah RSL board member Russ Tyler lead the creation of book which immortalised some of the beautiful works by the students within the Gayndah region. Many of our students’ artwork and writing have been included in the book. The launch of the book took place last Friday night at the local RSL Club and some of our students were there to see their pieces published. Please take the time to view the book. It is a beautiful collection of artwork and written pieces, as well as a tribute to how Gayndah commemorated the centenary of armistice. The school has purchased the book and it can be viewed in our school foyer. Alternatively, the book can be purchased from the RSL for $20.
Our Year 6 leaders also participated in the service in town, laying a wreath on behalf of the school community.