Macleans College at Howick ANZAC Service
A large group of prefects representing Macleans College attended the Howick Returned and Services’ Association ANZAC Service held on Stockade Hill on Tuesday 25 April.
The Macleans’ students marched with returned men and women from the services, along with other groups such as serving soldiers and sailors and other students representing local schools, before standing to attention at the summit of the hill.
Principal Byron Bentley, Associate Principal Simon Peek and Deputy Principal Andrew Mackenzie accompanied the Macleans’ students.
The Head Prefects laid a wreath at the cenotaph that was protected by four local cadets.
The firing of a howitzer artillery gun began proceedings with Howick RSA President Mike Cole introducing the programme followed by singing God Save the Queen.
The Chair of the Howick Local Board David Collings spoke, the hymn O God Our Help In Ages Past was sung, Reverend Richard Waugh gave a scripture reading and prayer, Howick Brass played Reflections, Emily Bennett from Howick College was the guest speaker, the Australian and New Zealand national anthems were sung, Rev Waugh gave the benediction, the Last Post and Reveille were played, and the ceremony concluded with the laying of wreaths.
Macleans College has a close relationship with the Howick RSA and the college attends the ANZAC Service annually.