Remembrance Day 2016

Students honoured Remembrance Day with dignity at the college as well as at the Rockingham War Memorial on Friday 11th November.

Year 9 Student, Connor Siekman produced a radio broadcast service which was played during recess and remembrance themed music was played at lunch time.

Students came to a standstill during the playing of the Last Post, minutes silence and formal part of the ceremony. This was the first time our college has run the service through the radio speakers and we were impressed by the respectful student participation.

We would like to thank Vietnam Veteran, Doug Maslin who pre-recorded The Ode for the service.

RSL WA kindly lent us their 2.5m wide wreath made from thousands of hand knitted poppies.
We would also like to thank Port Kennedy RSL Sub-Branch for their loan of military uniforms for this display.

Nearly 500 paper poppies were made by the students, with hand written messages of thanks and remembrance…for our service men and women, past and present.

Students and cadets proudly represented Comet Bay College at the Rockingham Remembrance Day Service.

Keeley Starling read her own poem during the service, Jasmijn Cornelisse sang the NZ National Anthem and Tilarny Trute performed ‘Advance Australia Fair’.

Our cadets joined the Navy Catafalque Party, standing to attention during the ceremony, in honour of our fallen.

Our volunteer students also sold poppies and provided tea & coffee facilities to the public before and after the service, with proceeds going to the RSL Rockingham Sub-Branch.

Comet Bay College was very proud of their behaviour and teamwork throughout this important excursion.

“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.”

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