On Friday 28 April, Years 3-12 came together to pay honour, and show appreciation to our service men and women, past and present.
The Ceremony was designed not to glorify war or praise victory, but to remember those who have served our country during times of conflict and crisis, and to reflect upon their selfless sacrifice.
We were humbled by the presence of our special guests including: Flight Lieutenant Julie Rowley, who delivered our Address; Mr Peter Todd, RSL Vice-President, Penrith Sub‑Branch; Ms Prue Car MP, State Member for Londonderry; Clr Ross Fowler, OAM, representing The Mayor of Penrith, Clr John Thain; as well as Church and School Executive.
Throughout the Service, we had contributions from Junior, Middle and Senior School, with prayers, Bible Readings and a special acknowledgement of the Anzac Biscuit. We also took time to honour past PCS students who have served and are currently serving in the Defence Force.
The wreath laying service and formal procession was particularly moving as dignitaries, school and church staff, as well as students joined together in quiet solidarity, paying tribute to our fallen soldiers. FLTLT Julie Rowley delivered an incredibly powerful and engaging address, which brought relevance and inspiration to everyone listening.
It was a privilege to join together as a school community to pay tribute to the ANZAC’s, and we trust that all involved had a memorable and inspiring experience.
Mr Mitchell Clarke