Honouring Sacrifice and Remembrance – ANZAC Day Ceremony

Amidst the solemn silence that engulfed Northpine Christian College, the spirit of remembrance and reverence for the fallen heroes echoed through the hearts of students and staff alike during the school’s ANZAC Day service and march. The campus stood as a testament to the gratitude and respect held for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

This year’s ANZAC school service was marked by reflections and stirring tales of bravery, courtesy of Mr Nathan Probst from Emu Gully Adventure Education Group. As Mr. Probst shared stories of sacrifice, bravery, commitment, and mateship, students were captivated and inspired by the unwavering spirit of our ANZAC heroes. Mr Probst concluded his speech with a reminder for all those present, of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and His willingness to lay down His life for His friends.

The service wasn’t merely a commemoration; it was a call to action, urging all present to embody the values of courage and selflessness exemplified by those who have served. Mr Probst’s words resonated deeply with the audience, leaving an indelible impression on the minds of students, staff and parents alike.

Following the ANZAC service held at school on Wednesday morning, students from the Early Learning Centre, Primary School, and High School united on Thursday morning in the annual ANZAC Day march. The procession served as a reminder of the sacrifices made by countless individuals throughout history to secure the freedoms we cherish today.

Following on from the march, Mr Thomson and our esteemed school captains, Findlay Meighan and Matilda Ready, along with other high school students continued on to the official laying of wreath ceremony where Mr Thomson, Findlay & Matilda paid homage to the courage and resilience of our ANZAC heroes, ensuring that their legacy lives on in our collective memory. Their participation underscored the school’s commitment to preserving the memory of those who have served and sacrificed for our nation.

In commemorating ANZAC Day, Northpine Christian College reaffirmed its dedication to instilling the values of courage, sacrifice, and mateship in the hearts of its students. The days served as a poignant reminder of the debt of gratitude owed to those who have bravely defended our freedoms, inspiring all to honour their legacy through acts of service and remembrance.

Pr Shaun Lieder