14 Nov 2019
Our school captains witnessed the official opening of the Blair Wark VC Community Centre at Lindfield when they attended the Remembrance Day commemoration held there for the first time.
Lieutenant Colonel Phil Pyke of the Australian Defence Force delivered the opening address and he and other speakers reminded the audience of the sacrifice of local residents in wartime. Local school students then laid wreaths or poppies at the memorial table before the Mayor of Ku-ring-gai, Jennifer Anderson, cut the ribbon to officially open the centre.
The centre is named after Blair Anderson Wark VC, who was awarded the highest military honour for actions in commanding his troops over a three day period during World War I. After the war, he became a prominent citizen in the Ku-ring-gai region.
The school vice-captains were also busy representing the school at the annual Hornsby RSL Remembrance Day commemorations at the Hornsby Cenotaph.