Welcome back to school - term 2 which is another key term for learning for us all. The sporting and other commitments tend to be over so we have fewer interruptions which is good for us all.
You will notice that there will be 30 white crosses around our flagpole - each with the name of a fallen soldier from World War 1. it is 100 years ago (on 25 April) that troops landed at Gallipoli in a bay now called ANZAC cove; and the whole invasion was a disaster, particularly for Australia and our country. 2721 young men died at Gallipoli. You will hear "The Ode" several times in the next week or so - it is a very special poem by Lawrence Binyon. I encourage you all to spare a moment or two during weeks 1 and 2 at the flagpole. You may even want to join us at the Dawn Service on ANZAC day
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 - We will remember them