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ANZAC Day services move crowd

The College has received some wonderful feedback from community members who attended the local Pakenham and Berwick ANZAC Day services yesterday.

Year 12 Berwick music scholar Chenuli Haththimuni performed the Australian and New Zealand national anthems as an unaccompanied solo, leaving some people feeling quite emotional.

“She achieved the ultimate in success with her talents, she stirred emotions in me and caused this 30 year infantry sergeant and returned serviceman to tear up,” said Sergeant Andrew Loughnan.

Congratulations to the Beaconhills College Cadet unit who served the Pakenham RSL Dawn Service and later reassembled as a flag party for the Berwick RSL’s service where they led the march flying the flags of Australia, NZ, The Union Jack, RSL, and ADF flags of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

A special thanks also goes to past student Jasmine Giesen (who now serves as the Cadet under Officer for 31 Battalion Army Cadets) and her brother Harry – who is currently in Year 8. They spent their holidays making wreaths to be laid at the Berwick cenotaph on behalf of the College cadet unit.