Lest We Forget
ANZAC 2019 commemorations at the College were held on Wednesday 24 April, with assemblies in the Gymnasium for students from Tiverton and Kinnoull, and at Holy Eucharist for our Year 9 students.
The Tiverton Gymnasium assembly featured carefully prepared and wonderfully illustrated tales of the wartime adventures of relatives of our students.
We heard about Year 7 student Liam Murphy’s great, great uncle, Fr Urban, who flew Spitfires for the Australian Air Force in World War II.
Daniel Safanov, Year 8, told us the story of his great, great grandfather, who served in the Russian military and survived a German navy attack.
Tiverton College Captain, James Ganas, Year 8, relayed the story of Year 9 student Jeremy Grigg’s great, great uncle, who served in World War II along with his five brothers, who all made it safely home, against the odds.
Oliver O’Brien from Year 11 told us of his great-grandfather, who lost his life over German-occupied Holland, leaving behind a daughter he would never meet.
The Last Post was sounded for us by Nik Viscovich, Year 11.
The Ode was read by Eli Te Moni, Year 12.
ANZAC services are always very special and moving occasions at the College and we are deeply appreciative of all the efforts by staff and students to make them so rich, reflective and relevant.
Lest We Forget.
Mrs Christine Thompson
Learning Area Team Leader, History