08 May Anzac Day
The House Captains and Head Students from Pakuranga College alongside Principal Williams, attended the Anzac Service in Howick on the 25th April.
Here is what students Elizabeth Arrowsmith and Lauren Price, had to say about representing the school on this important day.
“The Anzac service’s on Stockade hill provided us with a time of reflection for the soldiers who bravely fought for our nation in World War 1. I felt privileged to be able to commemorate their lives, knowing that it is through their sacrifice (as well as the soldiers who fought for our nation in World War 2), that we can have the freedoms we have today. The service was solemn and dignified. Lauren and I were responsible for placing the wreath on the cenotaph. Anzac remembrance is an essential part of Australian and New Zealand history, and being able to represent Pakuranga College was an honor.” – Elizabeth Arrowsmith, Pakuranga College Head Student, 2018
“It is very inspiring that so many years after the war young people and the rest of the society are still taking their time to remember the soldiers who fought. It was so cool to see so many people there at the ceremony and it is an honor to be able to take part in remembering and honouring such a big part of New Zelands history. We will remember them.” Lauren Price, Pakuranga College Head Student, 2018