Mildura South Primary School has an ongoing Leadership Program called Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (T.L.T) which aims at developing character and leadership in senior students.
Recognition, understanding, and honouring those who gave service to our country is a key element to their leadership program and development.
For many years Mildura South Primary School students have attended ANZAC day ceremonies at the local cenotaph. This has become an integral component of their leadership program.
In 2019 the Year 6 students walked 100kms to honour those that served on the Kokoda Track during World War II. This culminated with a final walk to the Mildura Cenotaph where a formal ceremony was held.
After this event it was decided to bring the formality of such an occasion closer to home by creating our own war memorial. Our memorial has been approved by the Australian War Graves Commission and the Mildura RSL Sub Branch.
It is made up of a monolith rock which was kindly donated by Vito and Elizabeth Bozzi of …….and a bronze plaque which was kindly donated by the Mildura South Primary School Parents Club.
Behind this monument flies the Australian flag which is formally raised and lowered daily by Year 6 students.
Mildura South Primary School also has two ex-servicemen, who are ambassadors to our school on all matters to do with education, recognition and support in honouring those that have served. They are Lt. Alan Harris (Ret) and Frank Dart. We are proud to have them as part of our team in developing young leaders.
The Mildura South Primary School war memorial is one of the very few school based memorials in the state.
It is now integral to the ongoing leadership development of our students and a daily reminder to us all, of those that have served this great country of ours, and of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.