April 27, 2020
ANZAC Day is a day to gather together, remembering and reflecting on the sacrifices of those who have served and continue to serve our country. This year, however, is unlike any ANZAC Day we’ve experienced before. The opportunity to reflect and remember has not changed, but as a community we have had to adapt to the challenges of self-isolation in order to pay our respects.
 
Whether paying tribute to personal connections, or simply remembering the ANZACs as an Australian; our students, teachers, families and friends have once again demonstrated that the strength of the MLC Community transcends the boundaries that keep us apart.
 
We received many photo submissions of students, their families and our teachers and staff participating in this year’s dawn service on ANZAC day morning; lighting a candle from their backyards, balconies and driveways and observing a minute’s silence as the last post played in Canberra. Thank you to those who took the time to send in their contributions. We’ve gathered those photos and shared them below.
 
Hannah, Year 5 has also penned a poem titled “ANZAC A-Z”; a touching tribute to the ANZACs.
 

'ANZAC A-Z' by Hannah, Year 5

Anzac is a spirit,
Brave, bold and bright,
Caring for their country,
Duty that is right!
 
Elevating all their values,
For all the world to see,
Giving it their all,
Harmony there will be.
 
Ill-fated futures,
Just waiting at their doors,
Kindly loving men, with
Lice infected pores.
 
Marching on with courage,
Not a doubt in sight,
Out witting all the enemies
Pleading for no fight.
 
Questioning all their choices,
Risking every move,
Sliding into trenches,
Trying to improve…
 
Universal losses
Veterans coming back,
With all due respect,
Xenophobia’s down the track
 
Yesterday, it was different,
You can make a change,
Zero violence, zero loss,
Help us turn the page.
 

ANZAC Day 2020 in the MLC Community

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