This week we paused, reflected and gave thanks for the many service men and women who gave their lives so that we can enjoy peace and freedom in our country. We know that three significant character strengths that define resilient individuals, communities and nations and our service men and women demonstrate all three;
- Gratitude – a thankfulness to be Australian
- Empathy – a willingness to stand in the shoes of another
- Mindfulness – a careful focus on the moment and the task at hand
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It wa originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11th, at 11am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Our students, teachers, parents and members of the wider community gathered in the Mercy Centre on Monday to honour, remember and give thanks for these service men and women.
My sincere thanks go to Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Jenkins who coordinated the service at school and organised our 3/4 students to sing at the Memorial Gates in town. Thank you to our school leaders, Harper, Dylan, Amanda and Mitch who respectfully laid a wreath on behalf of our school community.
– Trish Etcell, Principal