Other official guests included Father Brian Brock, Dr Barbara Myors from the Catholic Schools Office, Mrs Anne Walker from the Speers Point RSL, Mrs Michelle Berriman, Mr Michael Jenkins, Mr Malcolm Berry the landscaper and representatives from Cardiff Men’s shed.
Federal Member for Shortland Jill Hall spoke highly of the new gardens. "I had great pleasure in joining the Anzac Service at St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Warners Bay," she said. "The school's focus was around its new Anzac Garden which has just been completed thanks to local Federal funds. A big 'thank you' to School Principal Linden Jones-Drzyzga and also Kate Frost for their drive and enthusiasm for this project. It will be a great place of reflection for the school and a lasting legacy for our Anzac spirit."
The school would also like to thank Katie Frost for her wonderful input into the garden and Jenny Moses for playing the bugle during the ceremony.
Thank you also to Major Derrek Lush who recited the Ode and Warrant Officer Class 2 Scott Brown who gave the commemorative address. Cardiff Men’s Shed made the beautiful poppies now in our garden and we thank them. The children as usual, were extremely well behaved and reverent. Parents are invited to come and look at the garden.