Crystal Brook Primary wins Anzac Day School Awards
Posted on Friday, 13 October, 2017
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has congratulated the Crystal Brook Primary School
on winning two prizes in the 2017 Anzac Day School Awards.
are a nationwide schools competition encouraging the study of Australia’s
wartime history and the commemoration of Australian servicemen and women on
Primary School won the state award in the Primary School category and also won
in the special category of Community Involvement.
will receive a certificate of achievement and a prize of $3,000 in total
($2,000 for the state primary category and $1,000 for the special category).
delighted Crystal Brook Primary School has been recognised in these awards,” Mr
displayed great initiative and creativity in the way they commemorated Anzac
Day, helping students to understand more deeply the significance of our wartime
history and the sacrifices of those who have served.”
A group of
upper primary students at Crystal Brook Primary School created a Student ANZAC
Committee to focus on remembering the local fallen in WWI at the school ANZAC
co-ordinator Davina Bellman said she was delighted the school had been
recognised in the awards for the second time.
students spent many lunchtimes researching the history of the ANZACs and the
they established a list of 31 local fallen soldiers from WW1 and gathered
photographs for most of those soldiers.
committee then decided to create a Memorial Garden at the school where the
names of the local fallen would be engraved in a path. It was to be a place of
remembrance, connection to our past and reflection for the students, but also
the school community.
opening of the ANZAC Memorial Garden ran alongside a commemorative service for
ANZAC Day which was organised and led by our SRC Leaders and ANZAC Committee
with a large crowd of invited guests, community members and staff and students.
and community are so proud of what the ANZAC Committee and whole school have
congratulated the committee who under Mrs Bellman’s guidance created such a
lasting tribute to the local soldiers who lost their lives in WWI
“As a nation
it is important that we never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and
women who serve in defence of our country.
their memory alive by instilling respect for our wartime history in our future
generations and the Crystal Brook Primary School has set a shining example of
Veterans ‘Affairs Dan Tehan said 79 schools nationwide had entered the Anzac
Day School Awards, as he made special mention of Crystal Brook primary School.
the students, teachers and school community at Crystal Brook Primary School for
the respect they have shown our veterans and those Australians who have paid
the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Tehan said.
State Winner Primary School Category- Crystal Brook Primary School
Special Category Winner
Brigadier Bill Rolfe AO Best Veteran & Community Involvement – Crystal Brook Primary School
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October 12 2017