King's Pimpama ANZAC DAY Service
Our college held a commemorative Anzac ceremony on Monday, 24 April, ahead of Anzac Day this year. The solemn service encouraged King's students and staff to reflect on the great legacy we have received from the incredible sacrifice of the courageous men and women who gave their lives in battle for our freedom.
During the Call to Commemoration, read by Middle School Captains, Janice Park and Zorian Tan with the Primary Captains, Kyla Koeleman and Elijah Honrade, we reiterated that Anzac Day is not for celebrating war but for remembering its awfulness and devastation, as we continue to pursue peace and oppose war.
We were honoured to have Navy Veteran, Mr Paul Schipanski as our guest speaker this year. Mr Schipanski shared a very moving poem about a service horse. Our students heard about the atrocities of war not only experienced by man but by animals and the bonds formed between man and his companion at war.
Mr Jason Knight read the Honour Roll and acknowledged our King's alumni and all of the Australian men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. As flowers and wreaths were laid at the base of the flagpole by our student representatives, while Mr De La Mare recited the Ode to the Fallen and Mrs Jo Robinson played The Last Post before a minute's silence was taken.
Year 11 student Lacey Keeley led the colour party which included the following students Byron McFadden, Thomas Batchelor, Pamveer Kainth and Toby Mansfield, and raised our nation's flag while the Australian and New Zealand national anthems were sung by the community. Middle School Chapel Captains Joshua Mutsawu and Kate Duckworth read from the Gospel of John 15:12-17. Year 11 students Samuel Moonen read the poem In Flinders Fields
At the conclusion of the service, our community was urged to live out the Anzac values of courage, self-sacrifice, perseverance and mateship - the character traits reflected in our King's Foundational Values.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
On Anzac Day, Primary Captains, Kyla Koeleman and Elijah Honrade, attended the Ormeau Pimpama War Memorial Association Inc. Anzac Service at the Ormeau Pimpama War Memorial. They read the first resolution and represented the College by laying a wreath at the memorial.