The Maloney family.
The Maloney family. supplied

School has special Anzac link

Anzac Day has always held special significance for Centaur Primary School.

Named after the Australian Hospital Ship, Centaur, which took 287 lives when it sank 66 years ago, the school held an Anzac service yesterday in remembrance of the many Australian lives lost throughout wars, since the First World War.

Centaur Primary received special guests Warrant Officer Matthew Moloney and Coolangatta-Tweed Legacy Club president Jan Pearson to recall to the students the importance of Anzac Day.

Ms Bronwyn Fenton from the Department of Veteran Affairs reminded the students of their freedom brought by the spirit of the Anzacs.

"These events happened before the Centaur students were born [but] we should clap and thank the men and women marching as they have kept Australia a free and wonderful country in which we live."

Principal Darren Scott brought the message home for Centaur students.

"Anzac Day is a day in the Australian calendar when every Australian takes the time to reflect on how lucky we are and how grateful we are to those that sacrificed so much to ensure we are the lucky country," Mr Scott said.



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