Spirit of ANZAC Award Bursary UPDATED 28 August 2018

By November 15, 2017

Future School Support

Bray Park-Strathpine RSL Sub Branch

                           Recent determinations by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC), the Anzac Day Trust and RSL Queensland have necessitated a review of the Sub Branch’s financial donations for such items as school bursaries, awards and programs. In essence such support is to be focussed on the Objects of the League, since:-

                                “RSL Queensland is established for the sole purpose of promoting the

                                interests and welfare of serving and ex-serving men and women of the

                                Australian Defence Force and their dependants…”

                As part of the review a schools/sub branch meeting was held on the 10th August 2018 to consider current programs and to recommend future support proposals. The consensus of the meeting was that the Community Link Program and the Spirit of Anzac Award would cease and future support would be directed towards enhancing the resilience of your students who are dependants of serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force. This could include:-

                *RSL Qld Scholarships to Year 12 students

                *Sir Raymond Huish Memorial Grants to assist defence families

                *Locally relevant ‘Welcome Packs’ for new families posted in     

                *RSL Youth development Program

                *Assistance with implementing the Web-based RSL Education Program

                *Maintenance and construction of School memorials

                *Financial assistance and support to Defence students/families with cost of illness; absent parents on     deployment; school excursions/camps etc; refurbished computers; school cadet requirements

                *Enhanced student involvement in Sub Branch Commemorative Services eg choirs; music; wreath laying;

                Attendance at Vietnam Veteran’s Day; Remembrance Day; Anzac Day March at Kallangur.

                 We look forward to continuing our close association with local schools and our Sub Branch School Liaison Officers, Nathan and Doug, are readily available to assist in any way they can.

Please see below in regards to the new Web-based Education Program. Also available on the RSL Queensland Branch Website.

High quality educational resources for students from Prep to year 12

Australia has been involved in most of the significant conflicts of the past century. Our service people have fought on the beaches of Gallipoli and the battlefields of France, in the deserts of Northern Africa and the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

Why do we commemorate ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day? How has our Defence history shaped Australian society and culture? What challenges have our service men and women faced, both in days gone by and today?

RSL Education provides the answers to these questions and more with resources and activities for all Queensland school students.



Caring for the Defence Family



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