Anzac Assembly at Birdwood High School

Anzac Assembly at Birdwood High SchoolHow do you measure pride – in a person, a school or a nation? Possibly by using words like dignity, character, conduct and respect. Well it’s pride within the students at Birdwood High School that swelled at their annual Anzac assembly. For them, Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance and wonder at the sacrifices that people made, some of those people were only teenagers themselves.

On Friday the 23rd of April, Birdwood High School’s annual Anzac assembly kicked off with school principal, Steve Hicks, introducing an impressive entourage; the Hon. Mark Goldsworthy MP; Mr. Jock Statton OAM, President of NT/SA RSL; Viviene Rusk; Kingsley Paul, president of the Lobethal RSL; Channel 9 News and various other media representatives; students and staff from both Birdwood Primary School and Birdwood High School. Continue reading

Lobethal Museum 50th Anniversary

Lobethal Museum 50th AnniversaryThe Lobethal Museum 50th Anniversary service will be held on Sunday, May 23rd at 2pm.

This church museum also houses the little “seminary” (pictured right), erected in 1845, which is of great significance. The first three Australian-trained Lutheran pastors graduated in 1855.

The 50th Anniversary Service of the opening of the museum will be held in the historic 165 year old church (unless the attendance leads us into the new church, in which case groups will be taken through the old church). Continue reading