Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. At St Kevin’s, it is a long-standing tradition that we attend the march at Zillmere PCYC each year, followed by laying a wreath at the service. This year was no exception. Our attendance was strong and we were extremely proud of our school community as we came together to honour the men and women who have served our nation in times of war.  Parents, grandparents, students, former students and staff attended in great numbers and in a marvellous show of community.  You are amazing!  Thank you. 

On Wednesday, our school held its own ANZAC commemoration.  The ceremony was beautifully prepared and led by the students of 2B and their teacher, with a little help from the Year 6 students.

During the ANZAC ceremonies, the older students were wearing special badges. These badges were donated to our school by the RSL Sub branch at Geebung.  Each badge bears the name of a soldier from the Light Horse Regiment from World War One.  These men were from Queensland and were killed in action.  The students wear these badges to remember these men who sacrificed themselves for our freedom.  We will remember them.