Allegra School - ANZAC DAY @ ALLEGRA


At Allegra School Coffs Harbour we understand a little extra support, flexible learning opportunities in small classes and an environment free from prejudice can make a significant impact to a student's confidence, wellbeing and overall school experience.Allegra is a safe learning space for students who find studying and socialising in mainstream schools challenging. We welcome young people struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, with neurodiversity (on the spectrum) or learning difficulties, who have experienced bullying or who identify as part of the rainbow community.

We believe a small school, makes a big difference. Allegra offers small classes in an adult learning environment. We prioritise personal growth, respectful relationships and instilling a sense of belonging. Allegra offers an inclusive and flexible learning environment tailored to support students in Years 9 & 10. The subjects are the same, it's the delivery that is different. Our goal is to provide young people with the opportunity to realise their potential on both academic and personal levels.

We are not an easy alternative. We are an opportunity to reset, reinvent and refresh your academic and personal goals and provide a support network to assist you working towards those goals. Our students are carefully selected, those willing to commit to bettering themselves while being supportive of others are more likely to be enrolled.While Allegra has a range of support services to assist students with barriers to learning, we do not offer one-on-one behaviour intervention or high levels of behaviour modification.

As an independent school we are a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and our aim is to offer all eligible young people the chance to grow and mature while undertaking their high school education in a safe and supportive environment. At Allegra we seek to include those young people whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success.
April 12, 2024

ANZAC Day Remembrance at Allegra: Honouring Sacrifice and Valour

On Friday, 12th April, Allegra held a poignant ANZAC Day ceremony, orchestrated by history teacher Aaron, to educate students about the day's significance and pay tribute to the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand service members. ANZAC veteran Dick Braithwaite, who served in the ADF and had two sons serve in Afghanistan, delivered a powerful message about the enduring importance of the phrase 'Lest we forget.'

The ceremony commenced with a heartfelt welcome to students, staff, and guests, emphasising the importance of respect throughout the event. Laine delivered the Acknowledgement of Country, recognising the traditional custodians of the land. ANZAC Day was eloquently explained by Jay's insightful discussion on the reasons behind commemorating this solemn day. Angela Mansbridge then spoke about the ANZAC Spirit, highlighting the values of courage, mateship, and sacrifice.

A poignant moment ensued with Trish Reeves' poem, "We Remember Those on ANZAC Day," followed by Ace's reading of "In Flanders Fields," setting a reverent tone. The highlight of the event was Dick Braithwaite's address, sharing his personal experiences and those of his family, underscoring the importance of honouring and remembering the sacrifices made by service members.

Musical accompaniment was provided by ex-student Dara, who played the bagpipes, adding a solemn and respectful ambiance to the ceremony. The Last Post was played, followed by a minute of silence, during which students were reminded to face west as a mark of respect.

Special thanks were extended to all participants, including speakers Laine, Angela, Jay, and Ace, as well as Dara for his musical contribution. A heartfelt thank you was also given to SLSO's Danielle and Reggie for their efforts in making ANZAC biscuits with the students, adding a special touch to the commemoration. The ANZAC Day ceremony at Allegra was a poignant and respectful event, honouring the past and inspiring future generations to remember and reflect.

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