St Joseph’s College was well represented at the Twin Towns ANZAC Day commemorations.
A contingent of students and staff marched, with families attending in support both here and at commemorations throughout the district. Several students were able to honour a family member by wearing their Service Medals. College Captains Lucy Boyle and Hugh Holt ably led the Twin Towns march as flag bearers and laid a wreath on behalf of our school.
Staff member Mr Jordan Attenborough-Doyle was a member of the Catafalque Party representing 41 Royal NSW Regiment. Harrison Davies of Year 12 addressed the gathered community, giving a moving recount of the WWII service and valour of Victoria Cross recipient Flight Lieutenant William Newton in Papua New Guinea against the Japanese during 1943.
At our School ANZAC Day commemoration, Bethany Knightley of Year 12 delivered The Ode of Remembrance and Mr Bryson Coverdale recounted the life and service of WWI soldier Private Patrick Bugden who received a Victoria Cross for valour in the 1917 Battle of Polygon Wood, in Belgium.
Thanks are extended to all members of the St Joseph’s College community for the way in which the ANZAC tradition was honoured.
Mr Bryson Coverdale
Teacher of History