ANZAC Celebrations at Kolbe Catholic College

On Wednesday 29 April, Kolbe Catholic College welcomed special guests, parents, staff and students to a very moving ANZAC Centenary Assembly.

Following the procession of the official party and Australian Defence Force cadets, who were accompanied by Naval Band Drummer, Mr Nathan Hicks, saw the arrival of Light Horseman, Mr Harry Ball, with his horse Bluey. Harry told a story of the light horsemen and the sacrifices of these soldiers and their horses during the war.

Also joining the assembly was Captain Brian Delamont, who has served in the Royal Australian Navy for 35 years. During his time in the Defence Force, Captain Delamont has been the Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius, served in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.

The College dance students treated the audience to a very meaningful and emotional dance as they interpreted the ANZAC story through movement and song. As the national flag was lowered to half-mast, Bugler, Mr Nigel Barrett, sounded the last post prior to the College community observing a minute's silence. The talents of College teacher, Mr Adam Iriks were on display as he sung the Australian National Anthem.

College Principal, Ms Robyn Miller addressed the assembly before dismissing them to the sounds of Amazing Grace by bagpiper, Mr Ian Watson.