This week the Senior School students, staff and special guests gathered for a commemorative Anzac Day Assembly in the lead up to 25 April, a significant day in Australia’s military history.
We gathered to remember and pay our respects to the men and women who have served our nation, and the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We remember them and honour their memory by enjoying the freedom they fought for all those years ago on shores far from home. At CGGS we are blessed to have a diverse student and parent community that includes service men and women from Australia and other countries.
As part of our commemoration, our Senior School community was fortunate to witness the landing of a Defence MRH helicopter on the oval, flown by a female pilot, our guest speaker. Talk about making an entrance. Lieutenant Colonel Helen Mammino, who is also the mother of one of our Year 7 students, spoke about the importance of family and the challenges faced by Defence families who are often separated by their service. Grammarians who are current or past members of the Defence force were also present.
Our Defence families are supported by the Defence Transition Mentor, Mrs Belinda Gordon, who worked tirelessly to prepare the beautiful assembly this week. Thank you Belinda.
Lest we forget.
Photo at top: Lieutenant Colonel Helen Mammino with School Vice-Captain, Georgia Lister (left) and School Captain, Bella Wah (right) on the Senior School Oval, April 2021.