vic_logo

Past Spirit of Anzac study tours

Recipients of previous Spirit of Anzac Prize and tour highlights.

Vietnam and Singapore tour, 2019

In April 2019, prize recipients participated in an overseas study tour, exploring sites of military and historical significance in Vietnam and Singapore.

Highlights

  • Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
  • War Remnants Museum, Vietnam
  • Long Tan Cross, Vietnam
  • Nui Dat, Vietnam
  • Wreath-laying ceremony at the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

Prize recipients

  • Jorja Brown - Swan Hill College
  • Sian Cadogan-Cowper - Catholic Ladies College
  • Elizabeth Day - St Margaret's School
  • Nicole Formaran - St Pauls Lavalla Catholic College
  • Rachel Grimaud - Overnewton College
  • Angus Hatty - Goulburn Valley Grammar School
  • Jasmine Hofen - Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Carissa Hughes - St Pauls Anglican Grammar School
  • Isambard Knox-Johnson - Huntingtower School
  • Hannah Lilford - Braemar College
  • Hannah Martin - Nagle College
  • Tom McKenzie - Ballarat Grammar School
  • Elly Miechel - Goulburn Valley Grammar School
  • Gemma Miralles - Norwood Secondary College
  • Mustafa Muhammad - Rosehill Secondary College
  • Logan Ratnarajah - Huntingtower School
  • Tiernan Sharkey - Melbourne High School
  • Byron Singleton - Coburg High School
  • Renee Thomas - Good News Lutheran College
  • Matteo Vavala - Westbourne Grammar School
  • Megan Willey - Ballarat Grammar School
  • Benjamin Wright - Damascus College

Teacher chaperones

  • Brendan Bawden - Damascus College
  • Joanne Dryden - St Mary’s of the Angels Secondary College
  • Kara Taylor - Irymple Secondary College

Canberra tour, 2019

In July 2019, regional finalists participated in a 3-day study tour of Canberra and attended the Premier’s Anzac Luncheon on 17 April 2019.

Highlights

  • Australian War Memorial and laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony
  • Parliament House
  • National Film and Sound Archive
  • Canberra Glassworks

Regional finalists

  • Mohammed Alsayer - Auburn High School
  • Matthew Bannon - Princess Hill Secondary College
  • Lola Derrick-Wright - The Academy of Mary Immaculate
  • Martin Grozev - Huntingtower School
  • Hamish Hall - Ballarat Grammar School
  • Rosie Hyett - Methodist Ladies College
  • Joshua Jinu - Westbourne Grammar School
  • Neve Joseland - Westbourne Grammar School
  • Sarah McCulloch - St Pauls Anglican Grammar school
  • Jasmine Ngo - Huntingtower School
  • Winston Nguyen - Keysborough College
  • Madison Nicol - Overnewton College
  • Charlotte Thoolen - Swan Hill College
  • Max Walton Briggs - Berwick Grammar School
  • Isabella Watts - St Pauls Anglican Grammar School

Teacher chaperones

  • Kylie Moroney - The Alpine School
  • Mitchell Poole - Keysborough College

Darwin and Singapore tour, 2018

In April 2018, 22 prize recipients participated in an overseas study tour of WWII sites in Darwin and Singapore. 

Highlights

  • Commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph
  • Darwin Aviation Museum
  • Darwin Military Museum
  • Defence of Darwin Experience.
  • The Old Ford Factory, Singapore
  • The Battle Box, Singapore
  • Changi Museum, Singapore

Prize recipients

  • Charlotte Baker - Swan Hill College
  • Hollie Bugeja - St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Noah Esmonde - Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Alice Hepburn - Princes Hill Secondary College
  • Tara Hoopman - Camberwell Girls Grammar School
  • Lincoln Ingravalle - Lavalla Catholic College
  • Zac Legge - Yarra Valley Grammar School
  • Jacinda Luttrell - Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Maliat Monir - Lavalla Catholic College
  • Charity Nguyen - Lalor Secondary College
  • William Penfold - St Kevin’s College
  • Charlie Pickett - Auburn High School
  • Fran Pini - Nagle College
  • Emma Rahman - Vermont Secondary College
  • Patrick Ryan - Mercy Regional College
  • Laura Stedman - Loreto College
  • Jesse Stevens - Kyabram P-12 College
  • Olivia Suddick - Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Christine Teoxon - Good News Lutheran College
  • Sarah Trewick - Rochester Secondary College
  • Anna Whelan - Pakenham Secondary College
  • Larissa Zanardo - Sacred Heart College

Teacher chaperones

  • Justine Garcia - Overnewton Anglican Community College
  • Rebecca McClure - Irymple Secondary College
  • Gary Serpell - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

Canberra tour, 2018

In July 2018, 20 regional finalists participated in a 3-day study tour of Canberra and attended the Premier’s Anzac Luncheon on 19 April.

Highlights

  • Visiting the Australian War Memorial and laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony
  • Guided walking tour of ANZAC Parade
  • Exploring the National Film and Sound Archive

Regional finalists

  • Jeremy Aked - Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Macy Austin - St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Tahlia Barry - St Mary’s MacKillop College
  • Kelsey Cuttriss - Nagle College
  • Caitlin Dorrian - Lalor Secondary College
  • Emily Gardiner - Alkira Secondary College
  • Declan Hovenden - Marist College
  • Ana Krsteska - Lalor Secondary College
  • Erin McLean - Mercy Regional College
  • Zahra Mozaffari - John Monash Science School
  • Una Nawai - Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Kimberly Nguyen - Lalor Secondary College
  • Matthew O’Neill - Lavalla Catholic College
  • Isabella Phillips - Overnewton Anglican Community College
  • Willow Plex - Benalla P-12 College
  • Resi Santosa - Gleneagles Secondary College
  • Melanie Stretton - Benalla P-12 College
  • Liam Thornton - St Mary MacKillop College
  • Adam Van Donk - Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Alexandra Van Loon - Lavalla Catholic College

Teacher chaperones

  • Nicole Case - Echuca College
  • Bill Gilpin - Shrine of Remembrance

Reviewed 13 September 2019

Veterans support and commemoration

Was this page helpful?