Anzac Day commemorations

The department yesterday held its annual Anzac Day remembrance service to commemorate NSW teachers who served in all conflicts. 

Participants included members of the Teachers' Sub-Branch of the RSL, senior department staff, students and their families.

Guest orator lieutenant colonel Malcolm Conway, of the Royal Australian Army Educational Corps, spoke of the Anzacs past and the present, and gave thanks for their sacrifices.

The NSW Public School Junior Singers performed "Always Remember", written by Ian Jefferson from the department's arts unit, and "Abide with Me".

RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration Service

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On 10 April, more than 1500 students took part in a ceremony in Sydney's Hyde Park to remember the men and women killed serving Australia during wartime

The annual RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration Service was attended by Victor Dominello, the Minister for Citizenship and Communities, who represented Premier Barry O'Farrell, Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education, Mr Don Rowe OAM, state President of the RSL, and Greg Prior, Deputy Director-General, Schools Education and Communities.

Representatives from the Australian Defence Force also took part in the ceremony.

Among the public school participants, Archita Sreekumar, from Glenwood High School, recited the Prayer for Peace and cadets from James Ruse Agricultural High School served as flag orderlies during the Last Post and Reveille.



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