Yesterday Tamborine Mountain College commemorated the 100 Anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915. It was attended by all students, staff and parent and led by Mrs. Melbourne and student leaders. It was a perfect still day and a string rendition of the Last Post could be heard echoing through the college grounds.
In her address, Mrs Melbourne outlined that victory has many forms. Even though the Gallipoli campaign was not a military victory, it did however exemplify the tremendous valour of the ANZAC troops. It was this valour and courage that propelled Australia from its colonial status that lives on today.
Mrs Melbourne referred to the college motto and explained that valour is part of the way we behave and perform even in defeat. The valour of the ANZAC troops is a perfect example when faced with tremendous adversity.
Student leaders laid a wreath at the College flag pole after the ceremony.
Each student received a commemorative ANZAC 100th Anniversary coin. Its a symbolic remembrance of all those who fought in all wars.
All College students will be marching on Saturday. Students are to meet in full college uniform at the Zamia Theatre, North Tamborine at 10 am.
Lest we forget.