Pausing to remember

Pausing to remember

Students pause to reflect during the College's Anzac Day service.

The normally bustling gymnasium fell silent this morning as the CBC community gathered to pause and reflect on the service of our Anzacs.

The College's Anzac Day service was a poignant reminder of the the sacrifices made by Australia's service men and women and the hardships and horror of war.

In addressing the College, Principal Shaun Kenny reflected on two important reasons why Anzac Day is honoured.

"We remember the sacrifices made by others so that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges that exist in our society today," he said.

"The second, and perhaps more important reason we commemorate this day is because we need to make sure the errors of the past are never repeated.

"As Christian people, and people of good will, we are called to be people of peace."

Year 12 student Ned Marshall delivered the Commemorative Address, and spoke of his thanks for all those who have served our country.

"To the Anzacs who fought at Gallipoli, and those who fought after them, we say be proud of what you have done, as we are proud of you," he said.

"You have helped create a tradition which our relatively young nation can display with honour in any company."

The Jazz Orchestra provided musical accompaniment for the event, in particular, Theodore Terzoudis-Lumsden, who played the bagpipes during the laying of the wreath, and Timothy McClelland, who sung the national anthem.

President of the Old Boys' Association, Terry Iannello, represented the College's alumni, many of whom have served in our armed forces.