ANZAC Day 2019

Anzac Day is always a day for reflection and provides an opportunity for all students to honour those who served.

The students of Haileybury Pipes & Drums played their part in recognising the significance of Anzac Day as a commemorative element of Australia’s history when they marched to the Shrine of Remembrance.

The band did the School proud and looked particularly resplendent in the new dress uniform which was having its first outing.

Whenever the band competes or participates in events such as the Anzac Day March, it carries with it all students who wear the Haileybury colours and we are all enriched by its music.

The Senior School assembly at Keysborough provided an opportunity for senior students to hear from a serving member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Lieutenant Elizabeth Normand enlisted in 2013 and graduated from RMC Duntroon in 2017.

Lt Normand, one of the first women selected as an officer in the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, spoke to the students about her journey in the ADF and provided some wise advice about how we should remember the men and women who have died during conflicts.

Haileybury Senior School leaders also attended the Lexington Gardens Retirement Community this morning to participate in the ANZAC Day ceremony and assist ex-serviceman and residents. Our leaders heard some amazing stories and were very humbled to be able to serve our wider community.

Haileybury City held an Anzac Day Commemoration in Flagstaff Gardens. Our Prep to Year 11 students, distinguished guests, parents, members of our City community and the public joined our service to honour the Old Haileyburians who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Well done to all our student leaders who spoke so well and to our pipers and trumpeter who played.

Nearly 30 Berwick students proudly took part in the Anzac Day Berwick march and commemorative service. This is a significant community event held in Berwick on Anzac Day and we were very grateful to be part of this occasion.

Thank you to all students and staff who represented the School so well.

Lest we forget.