This week we held our ANZAC commemoration at John Colet School. A special thank you to our guest speaker this year, past president of Forestville RSL, Mr John Scifleet, and special guests Mr Jason Falinski MP, and JCS Board Member Mr James Donald, along with parent attendees. As our Value in focus this term is Respect, this was a good opportunity for our students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been made and continues to be made for our community. The children were able to pay their respects to all people who have made a sacrifice. In the words from Kemal Ataturk’s Tribute: “There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours”. It is an occasion for people to unify towards peace for all.
All students showed outstanding respect both during the ceremony as well as during the following question and answer session, where our guests were extremely impressed with the depth of questions from 2nd through to 6th Class.