2022 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

2022 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

The Premier’s Anzac Student Tour will travel to Albany and Darwin from 16 to 26 April 2022.

Students from across Western Australia submitted their entries for the chance to be selected as ambassadors for the tour. Ten students from nine different schools have now been selected to share in the experience.

The group will depart for Albany on April 16 and return from Darwin on April 26 in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, accompanied by three teacher supervisors.

If interstate travel is not permitted, a contingency plan is in place.

Student ambassadors will embark on a unique experience as they investigate the Anzac legacy in the context of nation building between the wars, and explore defence of the home-front during World War II.

Tour members will be guided by the question "Why might historical events matter to me, my community or the world?"

Student ambassadors

Name Year School
Hannah Peterson Year 9 Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Matilda Miller Year 9 Dalyellup College
Hayley Bosustow Year 9 Iona Presentation College
Tahlia Stokes Year 9 Irene McCormack Catholic College
Jack Holzer Year 10 Margaret River Senior High School
Natalie Bradford Year 9 Narrogin Senior High School
Harley Heywood Year 9 Narrogin Senior High School
Ewan Smith Year 10 Safety Bay Senior High School
Katherine Mullaney Year 10 St George’s Anglican Grammar School
Lilia Dorfman Year 10 St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

 

Teacher supervisors

Name Organisation
Ms Caroline Crofton Applecross Senior High School
Mr Dillon Webb Leeming Senior High School
Ms Samantha Boswell Department of Education

 

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

  • What would it have been like to grow up in a family affected by war?

Student applications closed 5.00pm, Friday 13 August 2021.

Schools conducted their own selection processed and could nominate up to three students in each of the two categories of Years 8/9 and Year 10/11.

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 2022 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour.

Submitted entries are judged by a selection panel.

Key dates
Student applications closed Friday 13 August 2021
State finalists are advised Monday 20 September 2021
State finalist group discussions Monday 4 October 2021
Announcement of 10 successful students Thursday 11 November 2021

Teacher supervisors who join the tour:

  • chaperone 10 students (in accordance with the Department of Education’s Excursions Policy)
  • provide support in developing and delivering the history education program
  • assist with organising the tour.

Teacher supervisor applications closed 5.00pm, Friday 20 August 2021.

More information

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