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Anzac Service 2023

On Friday 29 April we held an Anzac Service at school.

The service began with a piper, Hamish Russell, leading staff and guests into the hall. During the service our Head Boy Ruairidh MacCallum, and Deputies Matthew Smith and Nick Brown, laid wreaths on the boards commemorating the 235 old boys who have lost their lives in conflict. The names, ages, and achievements of 25 old boys who were killed were read out by Rector Simon Coe, as a single poppy was pinned to the commemorative board next to each name. 235 students silently stood up to illustrate the number of lives lost, which was approximately a quarter of those seated in the hall. 

It was a somber and emotional ceremony as we remembered the 235 old boys of the school who gave their lives for New Zealand. 

Our Head and Deputies, Ruairidh MacCallum, Matthew Smith, and Nick Brown, also laid a wreath at the Dawn Service at the cenotaph on Anzac morning.  

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