17 November 2016

St Catherine's girls remember

​On Friday 11 November we came together as a school to pause and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country in all wars. We were fortunate enough to have Mr Ross Coulthart as our guest speaker. 

Mr Coulthart, a St Catherine's father, has worked as an investigative journalist in newspapers and TV for over 30 years and published a number of books on World War 1. Mr Coulthart shared with the girls stories of students involved in war from his own school and his discovery of these. He then went on tell the stories of past St Catherine's girls and their experiences during war time. 

In his poignant address he reminded us that "it is so important that today we do remember, not just those who were connected to St Catherine's, but all those who died and all those who served and fought in the terrible wars Australia has been a part of. To remember them is to honour them and for far too many, remembering is all that is left of them."

Our service finished with The Last Post and The Rouse played by India Wentworth and Victoria Braithwaite of Year 12 and a minute silence. I would like to thank Mr Coulthart for his moving speech and sharing this important day with our school community. 

Read Mr Coulthart's amazing address. 

Mrs Victoria Rennie
Deputy Headmistress