Last Thursday saw the Secondary Campus commemorate the lives of all those who have died to give us the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis.
The Assembly was led by Peter Jackson and Gabi Tseng, two of our Head Students. They delivered an excellent Assembly, moving and informative, making it relevant to all who were there, starting with World War I and the first Remembrance Service, during the reign of George V, in 1919, and moving to modern times and the horrors of child soldiers, modern warfare in Syria and conflicted areas, such as the DR Congo, where, with the extraction of gold and tantalum, used in the manufacturing of mobile and touch screen devices, ‘war’ is very real.
Year 9 students produced some excellent work in their poetry and we were lucky enough to have two of them read out. The first, “Horror of Hope”, by Lisa Walker, and the second was “Gone”, read by Ollie Thesiger and Wong Liang Yuan.
We were then treated to a superb and emotional playing of the Last Post, by Gan Zhi Wei, who is in Year 8, followed by a minute silence. We finished with a poignant rendition of “The Theme from Schindler’s List” by Andrew Ng, accompanied by Ms Anderson.
The Assembly was conducted in a sombre and appropriate manner with all present having something to take away to reflect upon and it gave real pause for thought on the meaning of war and conflict.
Photos will be uploaded soon.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral, Secondary Campus