Liturgy to mark ANZAC Day 2024

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As we welcomed students and staff back for Term 2, we gathered as a College to acknowledge and honour the contributions and sacrifices of the ANZACS who served and continue to serve our nation.

Our student-led ANZAC Day Liturgy and Gathering on Tuesday 30 April was an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on the profound legacy of ANZAC Day and the values of courage, honour, endurance and selflessness that embody the ANZAC spirit.

During the prayer service, our Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefects laid a commemorative wreath alongside our symbols of remembrance—red poppies, a sprig of rosemary and a slouch hat. Following The Ode and The Last Post, a minute’s silence was observed to remember our fallen veterans.

The Liturgy concluded with a poignant address from Hannah Lucas in Year 12 who reflected on her family’s ANZAC Day legacy and connection to the battlefields of Gallipoli, before the singing of the Australian National Anthem.

The College is proud of all students for their respect and reverence during the service and we thank all those who contributed.

We also wish to thank all students and families in the SMC community who represented the College at the various ANZAC Day services held in Hobart and surrounds on 25 April.

Congratulations in particular to members of our student choir, Hannah Lucas, Davina Cox (Year 12) and Lucy McKenna (Year 11) for graciously lending their voices to the Dawn Service at the Hobart Cenotaph in Queens Domain.

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.


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