Despite it being a week after the official observance, Rehoboth Christian College held the annual ANZAC Remembrance Assembly on Friday, 4 May.
Mr Farr’s Year 4 students recited the poem, “To the Sunburnt Ear” by Tony Gunter. They explained the history and the purpose behind the Slouch Hat worn by Australian Military, which inspired the poet to create the poem.
Mr Dougherty recited Helen Bignell’s poem, “One Hundred Years”.
The Year 7/8 Worship Band and the Secondary Choir (conducted by Miss Khoo) performed “Crown Him” and “I Still Call Australia Home”, respectively. The audience joined the Senior Worship Band in singing “In Tenderness”.
The laying of the wreath by Year 8 DFES Cadet members Anna Murphy and Ethan Farr allowed us all to reverently honour soldiers who have lost their lives to war. Listening to the Ode and the Last Post rendered by Mr Kuipers, we observed a minute of silence to ponder the power and pain of war.
Many thanks to Mr Murray for delivering a personal and thought-provoking ANZAC Address. Mrs Howard and her team blessed us yet again with a delicious morning tea while parents and staff fellowshipped together.
We request that you continue to remember soldiers wounded or traumatised by recent wars and pray for the families of our Defence Forces across our country.