The Case for Conversation

At a time when we find ourselves searching for solutions in the great technology debate, Mrs Anne Ingram, Deputy Principal (Students), considers the importance of conversation in our everyday lives.

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ANZAC Day and Christmas Creek Memorial Assembly special address to the School

On Wednesday 18 April, Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer AM CSC (1971) addressed the School at the Commemorative Assembly for ANZAC Day and the 39th Anniversary of the Christmas Creek tragedy. The following is her address.  As we do each year, today’s service honours the sacrifice of those who fought, those who survived, and especially those who died at Gallipoli in 1915. Landing at dawn on 25 April, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps anticipated a swift and decisive battle against the Turks, but this was not to be.  Eight months later, some 8000 Australians and 2700 New Zealanders had died. World War I claimed the lives of 60 000 Australians, with another 150 000 wounded. Since then, many Australians have continued to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our national security: in World War II;, in Malaya; Korea; Indonesia; Vietnam; the Persian Gulf; East Timor; Iraq; Afghanistan; and in many United Nations missions during the…

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