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In 2014–2015, Kellyville Public School students in Stages 2 and 3 undertook an Anzac inquiry project, which resulted in the creation of this memorial garden. They learned about the Kellyville soldiers who served in the Australian armed forces and they worked with their teachers to design and build this memorial, as a tribute to the Anzacs.
The garden's focal point is a sandstone wall, comprised of three sections, which has several plaques attached. In front of the wall is a sandstone bench, which is surrounded by stone paving. A low sandstone plinth is positioned at the front of the paved area, bearing the unveiling plaque. The paved area is borded by well-maintained garden beds, filled with purple and white pansies, red poppies, forget-me-nots, the Gallipoli rose, and rosemary. The edges of the beds are also lined with miniature Australian flags, installed by the students. Behind the memorial wall, attached to the side of one of the school buildings, is a large plaque inscribed with The Ode.
On 24 April 2015, the school held their annual Anzac service assembly, which was run by the school captains. After the ceremony, the captains and teachers oversaw the unveiling of the plinth and plaque. Another dedication service took place on 13 November 2017.
The memorial was constructed by the school's students, their parents, teachers, and staff, with the assistance of the Castle Hill RSL sub-Branch and community groups. Access to the memorial is restricted as it is within the school grounds.
Kellyville Public School was opened in 1873. With more than 60 children living within a two-mile radius of the proposed site, permission was granted to establish a public school in a building offered by one of the local residents.
Boer War – First World War – Second World War – Korea
Kellyville Public School
Place of Remembrance
is dedicated to
the service men and women
who served our nation.
Lest we forget.
Vietnam – Gulf War – Iraq – Afghanistan
This plaque was unveiled on
April 24th 2015
to commemorate the centenary of the landing upon the
Gallipoli Peninsula at Anzac Cove by Australian forces.
On 25th April 1915 members of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.)
landed at Gallipoli together with the troops from
New Zealand, Britain and France.
This began a courageous campaign that ended with the
evacuation of troops on the 19th and 20th of December 1915.
Following the Gallipoli Campaign, Australian forces
fought campaigns on the Western front and in the Middle East.