At 11am on 11 Nov 1918 the guns on the western front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November, the Germans called for an armistice in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

Here at RCC we acknowledged the significance and importance of Remembrance (Armistice) Day - following protocols with the Last Post, observing a minutes Silence and a poetry reading.
We thank our Year 6 students Zac Mazzucchelli for his reading of The Ode and Mya Pettit for a poetry reading of the “Remembrance Day Poem” over the PA to the whole school. Our flag was lowered to half-mast and a beautiful wreath, made for the occasion by AP Mrs Karen West, was laid at the foot of the pole. In the garden surrounds, the most gorgeous clay poppies had been placed. These had been lovingly created and made by Arts Specialist Teacher, Mrs Anita Litttlewood and EA Helen Gray.
At the Araluen Botanical Park, Music Teacher, Mrs Jane Slater and Mrs West, accompanied RCC Head Boy Luke Bosnyak, Head Girl, Sienna Willsher and our Vocal Group choir, to take part in the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Grove of the Unforgotten. Our students placed a wreath in the Reflection pond, and paid their respects to our fallen soldiers and all of those who have fought for the freedom of our land, in past wars and even those still involved in combat today.
November 11th is a time of reflection to honour those men and women and continue to value the opportunities we have in Australia today.

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