Memorial garden opens

Flt Lt. McLoughlin with students Oliver Tyndall and Taylor Vale at the Memorial Garden opening.
Flt Lt. McLoughlin with students Oliver Tyndall and Taylor Vale at the Memorial Garden opening.

The $3000 grant was used to buy soil, mulch, plants and order a plaque for the school�s Anzac Memorial Garden, which was opened by former student Flight Lieutenant Christopher McLoughlin on Wednesday.

This government initiative was aimed at honouring the sacrifice and service of Australia�s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peaceful operations.

Teachers Robin Hunt and Jodie Watts were thanked at a recent assembly for their contribution, which facilitated the grant process and subsequent success of the program.

Junior School headmaster Greg Miller said he hoped the garden would become a place of peace, beauty and remembrance.

Mr Miller said �those who have died for their country in war and peace; those whom we knew, and those whose memory we treasure, and particularly all who lived and died in the service of our country and mankind� should be remembered.

The dedication ceremony was well attended by parents, teachers and students and representatives of the Mundaring RSL.

Lt McLoughlin, who is currently a RAAF pilot serving in the Middle East, was in WA on annual leave and made a special trip to the school for the ceremony.