From Mr Phillips
This Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. The Australians had achieved a fighting reputation out of proportion to their numbers during this time, but victory had come at a heavy cost. We suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918, including more than 12,000 dead.
In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades. Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
Today, some of our students from years 7 to10 participated in a local Youth Voice for Peace ceremony at Karralyka to mark this occasion. The choir performed and Harrison Kayne was the bugler for the event. On Sunday a number of senior students will join with me at the Ringwood Clocktower for the Ringwood RSL Remembrance Day Service.
On Thursday October 22nd, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our sister school Sekolah Tunas Unggul in Bandung West Java with representatives from the Indonesian Consulate and Department of Education present. Further details can be found in this newsletter.
A huge thank you to Jess Lundie for leading this important work.
Another successful Band Tour was held in North Eastern Victoria last week. Multiple performances were staged at schools throughout the region and provided an excellent opportunity for our students to work together and improve their music skills at the same time. The opportunity to intereact with students from schools across the region was a great highlight too.
Speaking of productions- tickets for Elf Jnr will be available online from this weekend. For all bookings, check out our production website- www.rscproduction.com.au
In the coming weeks our senior students in Years 10 and 11 will be completing their semester two exams. These serve as a great preparation for VCE Unit 3 and 4 studies. Regular feedback is of course available through the Compass portal.
This year’s presentation night will be once again held at Camberwell Grammar School.
Save the date for Tuesday December 18 2018 at 730pm.