Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today presented Citipointe Christian College in Carindale with an Australian Government Anzac Day Schools’ Award.
“The students and staff of Citipointe should be very proud of the Highly Commended award they’ve received today,” Mr Vasta said.
“This important honour recognises Citipointe’s commitment to teaching students about Australia’s wartime history.”
Citipointe teacher Mrs Zita Horton said this year students commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, as well as the 70th anniversary of World War II.
“The three ASPIRE classes at Citipointe created a video showing how their World War II historical school days helped them to understand and honour the ANZACs and the ANZAC spirit,” Mrs Horton said.
“By role-playing children evacuated during the war, the ASPIRE students participated in many traditional activities and reflected upon what life would be like for people in the armed forces, as well as how those left at home during war are affected.”
Mr Vasta today presented Citipointe with a certificate in recognition of their award.
“I congratulate the school, the teachers and the students on ensuring that the Anzac story is understood and, most importantly, never forgotten,” Mr Vasta said.
“The Centenary of Anzac is our nation’s most important period of commemoration and educating our next generation about the service and sacrifice of all of our servicemen and servicewomen is a crucial component of carrying the Anzac legacy into the future.”
The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards encourage the study of Australia’s wartime history in schools through learning activities and the commemoration of Australian servicemen and women on Anzac Day.
Thirty-eight schools shared in a total of around $48,000 in prize money, which is funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs through its Commemorations Program.
For more information on the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards visit www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au