The program was as follows:
- Welcome and introduction by Mr Ralph
- ANZAC Requiem (In memory of the Fallen) presented by Ruby and Elektra
- P-6 students, then 7-12 students/staff/parents came forward to lay their flowers on the flag – symbolic of the beauty that exists in the world around us, and of respect to those who are no longer able to enjoy that beauty.
- Sarah read The Ode (traditional element of every ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremony;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.
- Students listened to the Last Post, then observed one minute of silence – heads bowed – at the conclusion of the Ode)
- REVEILLE was played as heads were raised … note that flags are raised to full mast at this point in proceedings
- Kailyn – recited ‘In Flanders Fields’ (poetry is another traditional element of every ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremony):
- The Classroom Work was demonstrated (see below)
- Closing remarks by principal Colan Distel explaining the significance of the Lone Pine and the tree that has been donated to the school by the Moyne Shire
P/1 Mrs Davey Poppies … students place on stage Explanation by HARRISON
1/2 Mrs Brown Soldiers and writing pieces … class will hold up Explanation by REGAN or TYSON
3/4 Mr Huglin Gallipoli mural … class holds up Explanation by class
4/5 Mrs McCartney Cardboard wreaths … displayed Explanation by BAILEY
5/6 Mrs Butters School Honor Roll; ex-scholars and local
Hawkesdale residents who enlisted in the Great War … students read out individual biographies of those included on the roll; play Thalia Ubergang’s PhotoStory about the Gallipoli Landings
Please listen to the research from our year 5 and 6s