2020 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

2020 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

In 2020, the Premier’s Anzac Student Tour will travel to Darwin and Singapore to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin and the Fall of Singapore.

Students will visit important historical sites including WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, battlefields, and Fort Canning before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Kranji War Cemetery.

Student participants

Students from Years 8 to 11 from 27 secondary schools entered the competition, writing submissions on the impact of the Anzac tradition on modern Australia by exploring a selected Western Australian individual, community or group and their significance.

Congratulations to the 10 successful student ambassadors for the 2020 Premier's Anzac Student Tour:

Darcy Reid
Bunbury Senior High School
Samuel Cameron
Central Midlands Senior High School
Aleesya Amirizal
Champion Bay Senior High School
Max Simmons
Dalyellup College
Maya Gibson
Denmark Senior High School
Sophie Taylor
Karratha Senior High School
Aaliyah Ebrahim
Melville Senior High School
Sacha Bell
Mount Lawley Senior High School
Grace Hailes
St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
Isabella Hulm
St Norbert College


Staff participants

Mr Tony Granich, Deputy Principal at Hampton Senior High School, and Mrs Yolette Inskip, Humanities and Social Sciences teacher at Newman Senior High School have been selected as teacher supervisors attending the tour alongside tour coordinator Ms Samantha Boswell.

Student entries

Students were required to prepare an extended written response of no more than 1000 words on the following topic:

Using a chosen form of writing for specific effect, explain the impact of the Anzac tradition on modern Australia by exploring a selected Western Australian individual, community or group and their significance to you.


Schools conducted their own selection processes and could nominate up to three students in each of the three categories of Years 8/9, Year 10 and Year 11. Students entering needed to display:

  • a genuine interest in the Anzac experience
  • an appreciation of the study of history
  • excellent interpersonal skills and self-confidence
  • a willingness to share their tour experiences (if selected) in their school and local community.

To be eligible, all entrants required a nominating teacher and endorsement by the principal to confirm their suitability to represent their school, community and the State as a youth ambassador on the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour.


Submitted entries will be judged by a selection panel.

Student applications close 5.00pm Friday 16 August 2019
Teacher supervisor expressions of interest close 30 August 2019
State finalists are advised Monday 23 September 2019
State finalist interviews 3-4 October 2019
Announcement of 10 successful students Monday 11 November 2019
Pre-tour briefing 27-29 February 2020
Tour to Darwin and Singapore 16-26 April 2020


More information

Curriculum Support
E: anzactour@education.wa.edu.au
T: 9402 6422