Welcome back to Term 2 to all our school community, it’s always lovely to see the student back and eager to learn.
Deloraine Primary School has a long history of participating in the ANZAC Day services and commemorations held at school and in our community. This year ANZAC Day fell during the school holidays but classes have been preparing and learning about the meaning of ANZAC and how it connects to them.
Our Early Childhood classes began their understanding of ANZAC Day with artwork depicting the poppy and learning about some of the symbols associated with remembrance.
Grade 3-4 decorated their classroom windows with amazing silhouette artworks depicting ANZAC scenes. They also went through the words to the song ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ to understand the meaning and sang along with a video showing photos taken during the world wars.
Our Grade 5-6 classes have taken investigations further by exploring concepts such as propaganda and sharing their thoughts about their meaning in a classroom display. In science, they explored light and reflection and created trench periscopes similar to what would have been used by our soldiers. They also use technology to create ‘soundscapes’ showing what the soldiers might have heard on the beaches of Gallipoli.
Four students from grades 5 and 6 courageously represented our school by addressing the assembled crowds during the dawn service held at the Deloriane Ceotaph. These students shared the learning they had undertaken regarding local servicemen and women who fought in world conflicts some offering the ultimate sacrifice.
A large number of students then gathered for the 11 am march and service and participated by walking through the main street of Deloraine proudly displaying our school flag to gather with other schools and community groups to lay a wreath at the cenotaph.
We certainly appreciate those parents and carers who supported their students and the school by bringing them along on the day.