29 Apr 2021

Thursday 29 April 2021

ANZAC Day is a special date in the King's College and KCOCA calendar where we come together to commemorate Old Collegians, staff members and fellow New Zealanders who have died in service to New Zealand, whilst also honouring returned and current service men and women, past and present.

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Each year, crosses representing each of the Old Collegians who died in war are installed in the Main Quad prior to ANZAC Day. This special time of the year also sees members of the King's Community attending our annual ANZAC Day Service in the Memorial Chapel. The chapel, designed by Old Collegian Richard Atkinson Abbott (1896-1900), has a close connection with this occassion having been dedicated on ANZAC Day 1925 to honour the fallen and remind future generations of their sacrifice.

This year, the College was delighted to welcome back Old Collegian Judge Sarah Reeves (Middlemore/Marsden, 1980), as a guest speaker and receive a special performance of The Last Post by Headmaster Simon Lamb who has an LTCL Diploma in Trumpet/Cornet Performance.


To learn more about the history and significance of ANZAC Day in the King's Community:

Click here to access the King's College Archives