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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
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12 September 2018
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Minister Announces Anzac Day Schools' Awards Winners

SCHOOLS from South Australia and Tasmania have won this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards for their projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of our veterans over the past century.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester congratulated Brooks High School in Tasmania for winning the national and state award for the second year in a row, with Playford McAuley Campus winning at the primary school level.

“The Brooks High School entry centred on its 2018 Anzac Day commemorative event based on the theme ‘those we left behind’, which considered the friends and family left behind as the soldiers went to war”, Mr Chester said.

“A highlight for the judges was that the event was clearly driven by the students themselves. Their entry considered the traditional aspects of Anzac Day, but also provided a thoughtful, respectful and considerate perspective, that included all parties affected by war.

Entries for the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are open to all Australian primary and secondary schools, with each school eligible to submit one entry.

“The Awards are instrumental in ensuring students across the nation have an informed understanding of the service and sacrifice of our service men and women throughout history”, Mr Chester said.

“Through instilling respect for our wartime history and promoting the importance of Anzac Day for future generations, we will continue to honour those who have served our nation.”

For more information on the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards and other educational material, visit The Anzac Portal.

A full list of winners and runners-up in each state and territory is attached.

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State and National Winning Schools 2018

The following is a list of the winning schools.

National Winners
School Name State Electorate
Playford McAuley Campus SA Wakefield
Brooks High School TAS Bass
State Winners — Primary School Category
School Name State/Territory Electorate
Ngunnawal Primary School ACT Fenner
St John Vianney’s Parish School NSW Chifley
Durack School NT Solomon
St Clare’s Catholic School QLD Herbert
Unable to award in this category TAS N/A
Middle Kinglake Primary School VIC Indi
Bicton Primary School WA Tangney
State Runners-Up — Primary School Category
School Name State/Territory Electorate
Charnwood-Dunlop School ACT Fenner
Jerrabomberra Public School NSW Eden-Monaro
Larrakeyah Primary School NT Solomon
Parramatta State School QLD Leichhardt
Compton Primary School SA Barker
Unable to award in this category TAS N/A
Bendigo Special Developmental School VIC Bendigo
Woodbridge Primary School WA Hasluck
State Winners — Secondary School Category
School Name State/Territory Electorate
St Edmunds College Canberra ACT Canberra
Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus NSW Newcastle
O’Loughlin Catholic College NT Solomon
William Ross State High School QLD Dawson
Immanuel College SA Hindmarsh
Alkira Secondary College VIC Holt
Rossmoyne Senior High School WA Tangney
State Runners-Up — Secondary School Category
School Name State/Territory Electorate
Mount Stromlo High School ACT Canberra
Magdalene Catholic High School NSW Macarthur
Unable to award in this category NT N/A
Kirwan State High School QLD Herbert
Cowell Area School SA Grey
Unable to award in this category TAS N/A
Nagle College VIC Gippsland
Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre WA Tangney
Special Category Winners
School Name State Electorate
Best Anzac Centenary Learning – Durack School NT Solomon
Brigadier Bill Rolfe AO Best Veteran and Community Involvement – Bendigo Special Developmental School VIC Bendigo
Best Innovative Activity – Magdalene Catholic High School NSW Macarthur
Best Local History Research – Maryborough Special School QLD Wide Bay
Best Use of Technology – Kildare College SA Sturt
Best Commemorative Art – Immanuel College SA Hindmarsh

 

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.