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06 May

We Will Remember Them

MCC Celebrated ANZAC Day this year with a range of activities and services across Primary and Secondary School.

Melton Dawn Service
A group of Student Leaders attended the Melton Dawn service to lay a wreath next to the Melton War Memorial, along with many other community groups. This is a special time each year to join with our community to honour our servicemen.

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service
Run by our Student Senate, the service included a reading of The Ode, playing of The Rouse and The Last Post by bugler John Mansfield, and a video showcasing the Bacchus Marsh Ave of Honour.

Special thanks to our special guests Councilor Bob Turner, Mayor for Melton City Council, Councillor Michelle Mendez, Councillor Sophie Ramsey, Councillor Ken Hardy, Emma Luhm, Adminstation support to Mayor and Councillors of Melton City Council, Mrs. Carla Richardson, Treasurer of the RSL Melton Sub-branch, Sergeant Laura Wolfe and Senior Constable Leigh Axford of the Melton and Brimbank Proactive Policing Unit, and the Melton Christian College Council members. It was wonderful to honour our servicemen, past and present, with so many key people from our community.

Years 3 and 4
As part of the Year 3 & 4 ANZAC Day commemoration, we held our own service that included a hymn called ‘Abide with me’, a story called ‘A Day to Remember’, the Requiem and both the Australian and New Zealand national anthems. We related the service to the Bible passage from John 15:9-17. This spoke about how ‘there’s no greater love than laying down one’s life for their friends’. At the end, we reflected why ANZAC day is important to us. Some students shared about their relatives' experiences and living in Australia as a safe place in 2019.

Years 5 and 6
As part of the Year 5 and 6 ANZAC Day rotations students made poppies, read stories about Gallipoli and were able to touch items used in the military. Mr Strange conducted a brief service where he explained the importance of the day. He unravelled a large roll of paper with thousand upon thousands of tiny little hearts. The paper stretched right around the room and each tiny heart represented an Australian that had died while serving. A very sombre and visual effective reminder of why it is important to pause and reflect upon the sacrifice made so many.

We will remember them.