ANZAC Day Service

Friday 22nd April

Students, staff and our wider STMC community gathered to commemorate ANZAC Day and pay respect to all Australians past and present who served and died in war and on operational service.

Mr Hugh Polson, President of the Sunnybank RSL, spoke of his grandfather's involvement in WWI and told of the significance of the red poppy from the Flanders Field.

Mr Elmore and our College Captains placed a crucifix at the newly constructed ANZAC Memorial Wall. The Memorial Wall was blessed on Thursday 21st April by Fr Morgan Batt, Vocations Director and Australian Army Chaplain, during our Turton Mass. The Turton Mass pays tribute to Private William Turton who died in WWI and is our Junnebei namesake.

The Memorial Wall features the Rising Sun Badge, kindly contributed by Mr Hugh Polson, and a passage from John's Gospel "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13

Four Year 9 students, who are Australian Air Force and Army Cadets, formed the Catafalque Party and Banner Guard during the service.