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Monday, 2 March 2015
Page: 1792


Ms HALL (ShortlandOpposition Whip) (16:54): I would like to share with the House some details of one of the successful ANZAC commemoration projects that have been approved in the Shortland electorate. It was a project put forward by St Brendan's Catholic school. What they are doing is establishing a remembrance wall and garden at the school to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing.

The project will be ready in time for Anzac Day in April, and the staff at St Brendan's have put a lot of thought into their project to commemorate the Anzac centenary. It will feature several large, framed portraits of local diggers who served in World War I. They will form a remembrance wall in the school hall and will be supported by a multimedia display of an exhibition of student art. A remembrance garden will also be established to honour the achievements and sacrifice of all servicemen and women during World War I. A commemorative Anzac book will be produced for all school families, local RSL members and families of local diggers. The project is a great way to involve students and to teach them about their Anzac history and Anzac spirit. It will also help to put a human perspective on the events and impact of World War I. It will be a lasting legacy for the school and for the wider community. I congratulate St Brendan's Catholic College on this outstanding project.