Anzac Day 2018

ANZAC Day is an important national event in Australia, and it is marked in a number of ways each year at Casey Grammar School.
On Tuesday 24th April, Year 6-12 students participated in the school ANZAC Day service. Prior to this, Year 6, 7 and 8 students worked together to make 100 felt poppies that formed part of the service, representing each of the years following the end of WW1. However, they also acted as a symbol for those who lost their lives. If we only consider Australians who lost their lives in WW1, each poppy represented 600 men.

We were privileged to have Mr Tony Frantz, a former member of the Australian Navy Band who movingly played the Last Post and Reveille for us. Rather than having a single speaker, we were fortunate to hear from three of our own staff members who shared their stories; Tegan Kearney, Cheryl Periera and Carolyn McAlister. The following day, our School Captains, Jack Mepstead and Madellin Goring as well as our Social Justice and Community Captain, Shaylah Portelli-Moore represented Casey Grammar School at the Cranbourne RSL service by the War Memorial. As a community, may we never forget the sacrifice of those who have gone before us.