The official opening of the ANZAC Memorial Garden and the unveiling of the plaque at Everton Park State High School took place on Monday 9th November.
The school would like to extend a special thanks to special guests Hon Trevor Evans, Lt Col Michael King from the Gallipoli Barracks and Ken Cullen president of Gaythorne RSL all who attended.
It was great to see so many parents and members of the school community come along and share in this important part of the students’ learning and honour our servicemen and women with a plaque on the honour wall.Student leaders, Owen Wright and Maisey Leaver represented their peers proudly. The ANZAC memorial Garden was all made possible due to a grant the school obtained through the Local School Community Funds Program.
The beautiful mural was created by local artist, Kirsten Button, to honour our Anzacs. The focus of the mural is to represent a traditional Anzac figure, nurse and it also incorporates an indigenous element which is illustrated in the pieces in the form of Southern Cross. It has been a place of interest since the students returned to school in term 3. They have been intrigued, excited and respectful of the site as it has unfolded before their eyes. This site truly does elicit discussion and reflection.