We warmly invite College students to play their part in this year’s ANZAC Day Commemorations at Nambour’s official service by participating in the march and laying of wreaths. This year Suncoast has the honour of giving the student speech and presenting musical items at the Nambour dawn and 9am service, which will make it an extra special occasion for our College community. Please note that it is an expectation that ALL College leaders participate in the Nambour march at the 9am service as representatives of the school.
ANZAC Day is a significant event in the life of our nation and we feel that it is of great importance for the members of our student body to be involved in the local community’s ANZAC Day parade.
Most students will have the opportunity to wear a badge in memory and honour of a war veteran, which is to be worn on the right side of the chest. This arrangement between the College and the RSL Community Link assists in keeping alive the names, deeds and memories of Australian and Allied war and service veterans. Please note that as we are only supplied with a limited number of memorial badges these will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. All badges must be returned to College staff at the conclusion of the service.
The march assembles in Howard Street, Nambour, at 8:30am and is followed by the formal service in Quota Memorial Park at 9:10am, finishing at approximately 10:00am. Students must wear their formal school hat and bring their own water bottle.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 25 April 2018
TIME: Arrive by 8:30am for the march assembly. The Formal Service is from 9:10am to 10:00am.
WHERE: The assembly area is on Howard Street between Ann and Queen Streets. Parking is available at the Mill Plaza (Coles), Nambour Plaza (Woolworths), Bury Street carpark and also in the main street.
PARADE: Proceeds from Howard Street, along Ann and Matthew Streets then into the Quota Memorial Park for the Formal Service.
SERVICE: Students are to remain with the supervising teachers until the end of the Service.
Parents are to remain with the surrounding audience during the service. Primary students will remain seated with staff until they are collected by parents at the conclusion of the service.
BRING: 1 bottle of water for the march and service.
DRESS CODE: All students are expected to correctly attired in full day uniform, with polished shoes, ties and formal hats. Hair is to be neat and tidy. Girls’ hair is to be tied back with red, white or navy ties. As per the College uniform guidelines, jewellery is restricted to one finger ring of special significance, a watch and one pair of sleepers or studs in girls’ ear lobes. Wearing sunscreen is highly recommended.
The level of care shown in our presentation demonstrates the respect and honour we wish to show to our war veterans, the local community and our nation.
Parents please click here to register your child for the event.