Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Students announced for 2016 Anzac tour

    11/11/2015 6:00 AM
    • 10 students to travel to Malaysia for Anzac commemorations
    • 13th year of the Premier's Anzac tour 

    Education Minister Peter Collier today marked Remembrance Day by announcing 10 Western Australian secondary students would travel to Malaysia for Anzac Day 2016.


    The Premier's ANZAC Student Tour 2016 will travel to Labuan and Sabah in Malaysia, visiting historic sites before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Sandakan where a prisoner of war camp was established in 1942.


    Premier Colin Barnett said it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the students.


    "The education program will cover Australia's military involvement in the region during World War II, the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation," Mr Barnett said.


    Students from years 8 to 11 from 44 secondary schools entered the competition.


    Mr Collier said, to be eligible, students were asked to write a 1,000-word essay on how West Australians had responded to wartime pressures, and whether they united or divided.


    "The 10 successful students are continuing a proud tradition with a very special responsibility to represent our State at Anzac Day services abroad," he said.


    The participants are:


    Bryce BamessManjimup Senior High School
    Max CurryManjimup Senior High School
    Johanna BattistaMount Lawley Senior High School
    Kallum PhillipsKelmscott Senior High School
    Emily BredemeyerMindarie Senior College
    Shanizah Amirah GrantCocos Islands District High School
    Alisha DeshmukhKarratha Senior High School
    Phoebe BlaxillSt Mary's Anglican Girls' School
    Karishma BylesKarratha Senior High School
    Daniel HwangAquinas College


    Fact File

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Education Minister's office - 6552 6300