2018: 63rd Annual Newcastle Combined Schools ANZAC Service


Order of Commemorative Event

Preludes in Wheeler Place and Foyer

Hunter Wind Ensemble - Director Alison Tenorio
Year 10 Drama Merewether High School - Sienna Roxby

Lambton High Drama

Performing throughout programme Director: Anne Grivas

Introduction and Welcome

Student Committee

Saluting Their Service

Hanna Edwardsmith and Isabella Buman- St Francis Xavier's College

Bringing Them Home - The End and After-effects of The Great War

Narrators: Anna Davies, Perry McIntyre, Samara O'Keeffe, Bella Gough, Bailey Myers, Alexandra Plotnikoff, Eben Taylor, Sarah Brown, Felix Prince, Hanna Edwardsmith and Isabella Buman

My Son Jack by Rudyard Kipling
Music composed by Elizabeth Blyth
Vocalist: Bessie Stokes
Drama: Year 10 Drama Lambton High School

The Hero's Journey - Paul Jarman
Pianist: Erin Sweetman
Hunter Singers
Vocal Director: Kim Sutherland OAM

The Flipside Project
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub
Choreographer: Cadi McCarthy
Auld Lang Syne: Vocalist Anna Davies

Remembrance Service

Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Newman
Mr Phil Winney President Merewether-Hamilton-Adamstown RSL Sub-Branch

Mounting of the Catafalque Party

Service and Adventure Unit - Newcastle Grammar School
Guard Commander - SGT Connor Hudson

Laying of Tributes and Piping the Lament

Peter Campbell - The City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band

Ode of Remembrance

Charlie Burns and Alexander Walker - Hamilton South Public School

The Last Post

Isabelle Miteff - Newcastle Bugle Corps and student of Newcastle Grammar School

One Minute's Silence


Isabelle Miteff - Newcastle Bugle Corps and student of Newcastle Grammar School

Australian National Anthem

Advance Australia Fair
Hunter Singers
Vocal Director: Kim Sutherland OAM

Closing Address

Mark Williams, Chief Operations Officer
Newcastle Permanent Building Society

Lest We Forget

Sponsors and Supporters

Newcastle Permanent Building Society
The City of Newcastle
Catholic School Office - Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle
Callaghan College Jesmond Campus
Lambton High School
Merewether High School
Newcastle Grammar School
St Francis Xavier's College
St Philip's Christian College Newcastle
Bentleys Newcastle
Shaw Gidley Insolvency & Reconstruction
Glencore Mount Owen Complex Ravensworth
Osborn Law
The Bloomfield Group
Newcastle District Council of RSL Sub-Branches
Merewether-Hamilton-Adamstown RSL Sub-Branch
Cardiff RSL Sub-Branch
Toronto RSL Sub-Branch
Yancoal Mount Thorley Warkworth
Peabody Wambo


Michelle Gosper - Artistic Director
Di McArtney (President)
Jenni Gill (Administration)
Michael Voorbij (Secretary) Callaghan College Jesmond Campus
Phil Winney (Treasurer) - Merewether-Hamilton-Adamstown RSL Sub-branch
Richard McArtney (Hon. Accountant)
Emilia Cardillo (Hon. Solicitor)
Joy Kingsford
Royce Atkinson
Steven Gibb - Merewether High School
Kim Scully - St Francis Xavier's College
Angela Colbert, Duncan McKensey — Newcastle Grammar School
Graeme Evans - St Philip's Christian College — Newcastle
Anne Grivas - Lambton High School
Michael Creevey - Shamrock Video
Elizabeth Blyth - Musical Director


David McBride — Activate Films
Stan Kiaos — Lakes Army Disposal, Boolaroo
Bruce Prigg - Newcastle City Hall
Alison Soo — Newcastle Library
Michael Leggett — Callaghan College, Jesmond Campus
James Mackay OAM
Charissa Ferguson

Special Thanks

Greg and Sylvia Ray — The Hunter Region in the Great War
Ed Tonks — Retired History Teacher and Local Historian
Bree Rooney - Newcastle Museum
Rosemary Gosper
Friends of the 2nd Infantry Battalions Inc.