Memorial Garden


Opening and Blessing – 29th April 2011
Excerpt from Mr A Gleeson, College Principal’s opening speech.

When the College was first established here in 1956 by the Christian Brothers – the area that is to your right was general tiered seating – which is of course part of the foundations for the building known as “The Residence” and “C” Block.

Over the years as OH & S standards played a more prominent role – that seating was closed down and it became a disused area – one that was an eyesore in our beautiful surroundings.
Due to the inspiration of Mr Laurie Till, a long term contractor employed by the College – a Memorial Garden was planned at the start of last year.

This Garden was constructed primarily by our present day students – our Years 11 and 12 Construction classes, under the leadership of Mr Chris Sammut one of our TAS Teachers.
As we do things collaboratively here at St Leo’s – a small team, Mr Laurie Till, Mrs Carmel Donnan and Mrs Ann Lawrence applied for grants, visited the War Memorial in Canberra and
meticulously planned what you see today.

In the true spirit of the ANZACS in April of 1915 – this Memorial Garden has been constructed through teamwork, cooperation, mateship, self sacrifice and loyalty.

This garden features many representations of what we remember on ANZAC Day.


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