Armistice Centenary: Currambine Primary School opens Anzac memorial

Rick Green (president Joondalup City RSL) with his grandsons Kayde (pre-primary) and Nathan Lekias (y4). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Rick Green (president Joondalup City RSL) with his grandsons Kayde (pre-primary) and Nathan Lekias (y4). Photo: Martin Kennealey

CURRAMBINE Primary School hosted a ceremony on Wednesday November 7 to officially open its Anzac Memorial and mark the Armistice Centenary of the end World War I.

The memorial was created around a pine tree which was grown from a seed of the lone pine at Anzac Cove, which is one of 150 lone pine saplings in Australia.

Principal Geoff Smith said the memorial was built with the support of the school and wider community.

“The space provides an opportunity for all members of our community to reflect on the service of our defence personnel and the values this represents,” he said.

The memorial was funded through the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative, supported by Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard and Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton.

Students pay their respects. Photo: Martin Kennealey

Mr Smith said the school appreciated the work done by community member Scott Drage, parents Walter Ramage and Mike Bush, veterans Rick Green and Ken Emberson, and staff member Robynne Hughes, who led the planning and project management of the memorial.