Trinity honours Anzac diggers

Trinity Catholic Colleges Brother Kevin (left) and principal Brother Peter with Air Commodore Margaret Staib at last Fridays special Anzac Day ceremony.

As Anzac Day falls in the school holidays, Trinity Catholic College always holds a special Anzac Day commemoration to honour local WWII and Vietnam veterans after school resumes.

Last Fridays ceremony was the first time the new Trinity Catholic College sports centre had been used, with everyone enjoying refreshments by the large concrete hole that will soon become a heated 25-metre indoor pool.

During the ceremony this years guest of honour, Air Commodore Margaret Staib, dedicated the new Trinity Memorial Plaque and Memorial Garden, which were built as part of the new complex to honour the many Australians who have gone to war.

Air Commodore Staib has had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force since she joined in 1981, and has been awarded the Conspicuous Cross by the Australian Government for her contribution. She has also worked in Washington, and received a United States Meritorious Service Medal for her work with the United States Air Force.

My father was in the Air Force but I wasnt interested in joining at all because all the women I saw were usually typists, said the Air Commodore. Then I saw an advertisement calling for cadets and 25 years later, here I am.

Around 1500 students and guests attended this years Anzac Day ceremony in the new sports centre, which can hold a capacity crowd of 2000 and will be officially opened in June.


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