Last week, each of our school sections 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 Assemblies all across the school, 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. Following the Senior School Assembly, in which the contribution of Sandell brothers Eric and Arthur was highlighted, the traditional OCGA Anzac Day Lunch was held in the foyer of the DYPAC.

Those at the luncheon heard from guest speaker, Jan Dimmick, who shared her own very personal connection to Anzac Day – her father served in Gallipoli and France during World War I, and her husband (an Old Carey Grammarian) served in Europe during World War II. Jan also spoke of her involvement with the Bomber Command Commemorative Association in Victoria, and its subsequent connection with Carey, whose students have an active commitment to – including marching with the Bomber Command banner on Anzac Day.