ANZAC Assembly


Our college held an ANZAC Assembly on Friday 24 April to remember and commemorate more than a century of service and sacrifice by those Australian men and women who have served - and continued to serve - in defence of our values and freedoms.

Students learnt that many streets and roads around the local Morley, Bayswater, Bassendean area are named after a local World War One soldier and were encouraged to log on to the website and look at the list of 65 streets.


The principal and staff of John Forrest are extremely proud of the conduct and respect that our students displayed at this very special assembly.

Special guests included: Kylie Turner, Electoral Officer, on behalf of the Honourable Alannah MacTiernan, MP, Federal Member for Perth, and Ted Dubberlin, OAM ED JP, Secretary, Bedford/Morley RSL and Megan Lloyd, Ian Robertson and Murray Thomas, College Board Members.


Mr Dubberlin has attended many John Forrest ANZAC Assemblies and this year he addressed the assembly and presented the college with a bugle on behalf of the Returned & Services League (RSL) of WA. This year the RSL will be distributing bugles to schools with music programs with the aim of encouraging more young West Australians to learn the bugle. The ultimate aim is to develop a fully accredited RSL course during which students will need to pass an exam involving the correct execution of several bugle calls including The Last Post and general knowledge questions about the ceremonial protocol and history.
Principal's Address