The 2016 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize winners announced

The Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize provides the opportunity for a small number of students to attend a fully-funded international study tour. Since 2008 the study tour has visited Belgium, France, Singapore, Korea and Gallipoli.

This year’s winners will be led on a study tour of Vietnam by the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit Prize Manager from the Department for Education and Child Development, a teacher from Lock Area School and the President of the SA Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL-SA).

The competition was open to all students in South Australia studying year 9 or 10 in term 4, 2015 and term 1, 2016.

Competition entries

In 2016 students entering the competition were required to respond to the following task:

'Much has been written about how service men and women in World War 1 typified the Anzac spirit. Using a range of sources, describe the journey of a South Australian man or woman who served on the Western Front during World War 1.'

Visit the Veterans SA site to view the winning entries for 2016.

2016 winners

This year’s prize winners are travelling to Vietnam from 2 to 12 October, where they will participate in commemoration activities and a variety of learning experiences as they travel from Ho Chi Min City to Hanoi.

Most importantly the students will learn about the experiences of South Australian soldiers and nurses who served during the Vietnam War years and commemorate their service and sacrifices.

The winners are:

  • Deklan Soeroes: Le Fevre High School
  • Samuel Doering: Faith Lutheran School
  • Bridgette Walmesley-Cotham: Loxton High School
  • Tayla Willson: Kangaroo Island Education Centre
  • Charlotte Matthias: Loreto College
  • Maddisen Kammermann: Lock Area School
  • Talia Goodliffe: Aberfoyle Park High School
  • Sophie Hodges: Nuriootpa High School.

2017 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize

Information on the 2017 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize will be posted later this year.


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