Our ANZAC Story
Harefield Junior School has amazing and very special links with the ANZACs - the heroes who took part in the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. To find out about our very special story click here.
Every year the school pay tribute to the ANZAC soldiers by attending a special service at St Mary’s Church. To see the last ANZAC memorial service and find out more about the past, please click here. Harefield helped celebrate the ANZAC 100th Anniversary 2015.
St. Mary’s Church is a historic and beautiful building and the hub of the community. They have over 100 ANZAC graves in their grounds and also have many historical artefacts. To see this beautiful building click here.
The school is lucky enough to have received many tributes for the work it has done and has received recognition from home and abroad. To find out more click here.
The school regularly has visits from our friends in Australia and we are always happy to give them a warm welcome. Other times our Australian friends send us gifts or notes. To find out more click here.
Click here to see the names of the brave Australian and New Zealander soldiers, who after taking part in the 1914 - 1918 Great War, now rest in Harefield Parish Church Australian Military Cemetery.
Harefield Junior School Celebrates ANZAC 100
To commemorate the ANZAC 100 hundredth anniversary, the children of Harefield Junior School are going to be very busy. We are planning to organise a large number of events. We are hoping to create a Peace Garden; publish a booklet called ANZACs and Us; design and mint a unique ANZAC medal; host a special ANZAC concert and create a special place for memorabilia called ANZAC Alley. In addition to all this, we will be putting up a multitude of displays in school.
Along with all these special events, the school is going to appear on ABC TV. On ANZAC Day itself we hope to invite the community into school to a special open day and sing at St Mary’s Church.