GALLIPOLI OAK CEREMONY:
7th NOVEMBER ASSEMBLY
As part of its commitment to celebrate and preserve our environmental heritage, the National Trust of Australia (Vic), has identified the Gallipoli oak tree (Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos) as “a symbolic link between the Centenary of ANZAC, the people of Turkey and the primary school children of Victoria”.
To bring this link to life the Trust propagated juvenile Gallipoli oaks to be planted in 650 Victorian primary school grounds during remembrance ceremonies in the period 2015 to 2018. The project will commemorate the story of the Gallipoli oaks during World War One and convey our enduring relationship with the Turkish people.
MWPS is proud to be one of the schools that have received one of these special oak trees. At a special school assembly on 7th November, members of the Waverley RSL will conduct a commemoration and dedication ceremony. The tree will then be planted, with the sacred ashes from the Wurundjeri ceremony held earlier in the year, to be the centre piece of a new butterfly garden.
We would like to invite all families and friends of MWPS to come along to this special assembly and be part of the community spirit and the spirit of the ANZACs.
OUR TREE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
What’s it all about? Watch the video below to find out!