Published on: 13 November 2015

Staff, students and families from the Preparatory and Senior Schools came together for a Remembrance Day Service on the Preparatory School Oval on Wednesday morning.

The service gave the community a chance to pay their respects to those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

2016 Captain of School Owain Chandler read an excerpt from The Mitre of August 1918, acknowledging the death of JA Withnell, the first Christ Church old boy to be killed in active service.

Music teacher Christopher Draber played the Last Post and Reveille, while CDTSGT Myles McQuillan, CDTSGT Adeniyi Adegboye and CDTSGT Adam Butler from the school’s Army Cadet Unit raised the flags.

Preparatory School Captain Luke Brown read the Ode of Remembrance.

CDTCPL Harrison Shearn, CDTCPL Lewis Considine, CDTCPL Cameron Everett and CDTCPL James Sier assisted guests as they arrived and departed the service.

The Remembrance Day event was followed with a morning tea for our senior schoolboys’ Grandparents. With more than 300 Grandparents in attendance, Sandover Dining Hall was buzzing with the retelling of stories and sharing of memories.