How proud we were of our cadets as they participated in the ANZAC Assembly in front of the whole school on Thursday. With the front of the gym lined with VC Guard, Catafalque Party and Flag Party, and cadets interspersed amongst the school, our Junior School boys were particularly enthralled with the service.
We thank the boys who held vigil with a candle, lit to commemorate the lives of the 65 Waverley Old Boys who lost their lives in World Wars 1 and 2.
It was wonderful to see the school community following the cadets’ lead, and conducting themselves with humility and respect to mark this very special day in the Australian Calendar.
We were honoured to be invited to St Catherine’s on Tuesday to participate in the St Catherine’s ANZAC Assembly. Ably commanded by the Senior Cadet Under Officer, Zachary Straker, the parade was a fitting addition to this moving event. Congratulations to CUO Alison Zaczek who commanded the Catafalque Party to perfection in front of her school for the first time.
Congratulations also to CUO Ian Vuk, whose powerful command voice ensured all were aware of his intention.
The occasion marked the success of the partnership between our two schools, with both Dr Townsend and Mr Leddie joining our Liaison Officer, MAJ(AAC) David Clancy in the Official Party.
Thank you to Directing Staff 2LT(AAC) Angus McPherson, 2LT(AAC) Eric Cordato and Ella Goldsmith for their assistance, and most especially to 2LT(AAC) Max Petrov for preparing the guard for the day.
MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow
Commanding Officer – WCCU