On Wednesday 18 April, students and staff from Middle School and Senior School paused to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have gone before us, including the 40 Old Carey Grammarians who lost their lives in World War II. In Assembly, students were given the opportunity to pay their respects and listen to some of the stories of former students who served in the armed forces.

Anzac Day services are held at Carey each year not to glorify war, but to remind us of its horrors. They allow us to pay respect to those who served, and especially those who died in war. They allow us to reflect on our fortunate lives, the freedoms we have, the opportunities ahead of us, and the quality of life we lead in Australia. At this year’s Senior School Anzac Day service we welcomed members of the Hutton family who are descendants of Carey Old Grammarian Ross Hutton, who died in a plane accident in Kenya whilst training during World War II.

Following the Senior School service, the traditional OCGA Anzac Day Lunch was held in the foyer of the DYPAC. Attended by a large group of Old Carey Grammarians and their families, guests heard from Graham Riches who spoke about his work and involvement at Legacy and the Legacy Foundation as a State and National President.