ANZAC Day will be commemorated this coming Saturday in many of the homes of our students. Teachers provided the students in year 5 and 6 through their remote learning options, activities ad tasks that would support a deeper understanding of the sacrifice of those who have served to ensure our freedom in our wonderful country.

The Year 3 students were provided with this beautiful poem and were asked by their teachers to reflect on the words and the meaning of this well known and very old poem. Families are invited to read this poem perhaps on ANZAC Day and to reflect on it together as we commemorate and remember.

Ode of Remembrance

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against the odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;

They sit no more at familiar tables of home;

They have no lot in our labour of the day - time;

They sleep beyond England's foam.