King’s ANZAC Services – Lest We Forget

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On Tuesday 25 April, two ANZAC Remembrance Services were held in the Memorial Chapel.

The first service at 8am enabled 70 students representing schools from around the North Island to spend time silently remembering our fallen soldiers.

These students were attending a SADD (Students Against Dangerous Driving) Conference that was held over three days at the College.

The second Remembrance Service was held at 9.30am and was attended by many distinguished Old Collegians, students and members of our King’s College community. King’s student James Duanmu (Year 11, Greenbank) played the last post on the trumpet at both services.

Former Head Prefect and former President of the KCOCA, Graeme MacCormack (St John’s, 1950-1954), gave the ANZAC Address. Click here to read an online copy of Graeme’s address.

“His words of wisdom and insight struck a deep chord with the congregation attending,” says Reverend Warren Watson.

As well as these services, three of our senior students represented King’s at the Otahuhu RSA Remembrance Service held at the local World War 1 Monument.

Sacristans Emily Sands (Year 13, Taylor) and John Commissaris (Year 13, School), alongside Head of House Kate McPherson (Year 13, Middlemore) laid a wreath and led a moment of silence at the monument, in memory of the Old Collegians and staff who lost their livesin World War 1 and World War 2.