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ANZAC Commemorations
On Monday 26 April, staff and students commemorated Anzac Day with a whole school assembly to begin the day.

ANZAC Day commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915.

A catafalque party led the assembly whilst student leaders laid a wreath and paid tribute to the Royal Australian Navy.  In both world wars, Australian naval vessels played a prominent role in all theatres, gaining battle honours and providing Australian forces with protection and support.

Following the assembly, Years 7-10 spent a period in the Theatre being immersed into the history of local legends. This learning session focussed on the theme: Remembering our Local Heroes. Students, staff and parents had sent in photos and information of family members who are servicemen and women, serving Australia. The Academic Portfolio and student leaders led these information sessions, teaching students about the Central Coast’s local legends and their various experiences.

After the presentation, students walked past the commemorative photo wall of servicemen and women from our school community. In doing so, they were encouraged to remember at least one of the names and their service they found, in this manner, the history of their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Food Technology – Anzac Biscuits

Mrs McDonald and the Year 12 Food Technology students made Anzac biscuits, following a traditional recipe. Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps establishing in WWI. The biscuit historically was meant to have a long shelf-life where soldiers could grind them up and eat as porridge. Golden syrup was used instead of eggs so that the biscuits could survive the 2-3 month trip to the troops in France.

The recipe the students used is outlined below:

Ingredients Method
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • ½ t bicarb soda
  • 3 T golden syrup
  • 2 T boiling water
  1. Preheat oven 180oC
  2. Melt butter and golden syrup together in the microwave.
  3. Mix bicarb soda and boiling water and add to butter mixture.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and add to liquid ingredients.
  5. Place teaspoonfuls of mixture on a baking paper lined tray. Allow room for spreading!
  6. Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown.
  7. Cool on a wire cooling rack.