ANZAC Day Commemorations

ANZAC Day Commemorations

St Joseph’s College has a proud tradition of commemorating ANZAC Day.

At the Tweed Heads-Coolangatta Dawn Service, Tyson Smith (Year 11) gave a moving address regarding Boer War Victoria Cross recipient, Lieutenant Colonel John Hutton Bisdee VC.

Seventy students and staff participated in the mid-morning ANZAC Day march with many others attending marches and participating in Cadet units around the district.


L-R Seana Connolly (Year 12) and Madeline Smith (Year 11) laid a wreath on behalf of the St Joseph’s College community.


Tyson Smith (Year 11) delivered the Dawn Service ANZAC Day address


SJC students commencing the ANZAC Day march led by School Captain Willow Trimboli


Senior students with Principal, Mr Peter McLoughlin


Year 7 students L-R: Ivy Ohl, Maddyson Mackie, Grace Berger, Ruby Everingham and Kaia Samuels


Year 7 students L-R: Daisy Stanton, Eve Trimboli and Grace O’Connor


L-R: Finn Manton Year 8 and Year 7 students Jesse Brown, Aston Bilson, Charlie Bonner, Josh Chacko, Blake Norton and James McGuiness

During our College's ANZAC Day Service held on 26 April, Thomas Busbridge (Year 11) gave the Welcome to Country, and Lauren Davies (Year 11) delivered the School Prayer and Prayer for ANZAC Day.  Christopher Preston (Year 12) and Seana Connolly (Year 12) recounted the events of the Gallipoli campaign.

Mr Bryson Coverdale explained with photos, the symbolism and characteristics of memorials to Australians who fell during World War I.  Tyson Smith (Year 11) delivered his Dawn Service address, and School Captain, Willow Trimboli, delivered the Ode of Remembrance.  The Service concluded with students singing the Australian National Anthem.

Thanks are extended to all who contributed to the success of our College's ANZAC Day commemorations

Mr Bryson Coverdale
History Teacher