St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

ANZAC Day a time to reflect

2-1 ANZAC Day webChildren as young as four sat quietly and respectfully at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Primary School ANZAC Day ceremony this week – an indication of just how moving the occasion was. With guest speaker Sergeant Espius, prayers by Pastor Vince Gerhardy and past student Rachel Kotzur to play the Last Post and The Rouse; the service, led entirely by the School Captains and Vice Captains, was very moving.

The entire student body had recently been exploring the notion of ‘sacrifice’, looking particularly at Jesus and His death on the cross almost 2000 years ago. This week’s ANZAC observance brought home the message of sacrifice being something that happens in far more recent times.

The school’s Performance choir performed the song “Lest We Forget” and the haunting sound of the bagpipes lent itself to the reflective mood. Deputy Principal Mr. Neil Sampson was extremely proud of the children’s participation in the ceremony. “It all ran extremely smoothly,” he said. “It’s so good to see that even our Preppies can respect the occasion, and can ask questions to our guest speaker at the end of his speech.”

St. Paul’s Lutheran was also represented by a group of over 65 people, at the ANZAC Day march through Caboolture on April 25th.