Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation

This program is aimed at facilitating relationships between schools and ex-service organisations in order to carry on each Association’s legacy of service to the nation and the memory of their members. The partnership between school and Association can be based on geographical location or historical association. We recommend this program being applied to a particular year level so new students become involved every year to ensure the memory of the ex-service organisation is continued. This program relates very well to the Civics and Citizenship area of the AusVELS curriculum.

What will the Shrine do?

The Shrine will host an introductory meeting where the parties involved will discuss how they will mutually benefit from their partnership. The Shrine will register partnerships on its website and provide updates of exemplary projects between schools and Associations. The onus is then placed on the school and ex-service organisation to continue and nurture the relationship. It is requested that school students attend, participate in and assist to organise their adopted ex-service organisation’s annual commemorative service at the Shrine of Remembrance.

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Established Partnerships

  • Berwick Primary School and HMAS Lismore
  • Blackburn High School and the Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Medical Research Foundation
  • Carey Baptist Grammar School and the Bomber Command Commemorative Association Victoria
  • Caulfield Grammar School and 4th Australian Field Regiment
  • Caulfield Primary School and Associations des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria
  • Christ Church Grammar School and 2/14th Field Regiment Association
  • Corpus Christi School Glenroy and the 22 Squadron
  • Fountain Gate Secondary College and Korean Veterans Association
  • Glen Waverley High School and Normandy Veterans Association
  • Greenhills Primary School and 3 Division Signals Association
  • Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and 2/4th Field Regiment
  • King David School and the Darwin Defenders Association
  • Kingsbury Primary School and the 2/14th Infantry Battalion Association
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College and the 39th Battalion
  • Macarthur Street Primary School and the 2/8th Battalion Association
  • Melbourne High School and AATTV
  • Methodist Ladies College and WRAAC (Womens Royal Australian Army Corps)
  • Presbyterian Ladies College and 2/6th Cavalry Commando Regiment Association
  • Rowville Secondary College and Ex-POWs and Relatives Association
  • Scotch College and 9th Division Association
  • St Michael's Grammar School and 14/32nd Battalion Association
  • St. Bernard’s College and 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
  • St. Leonard's College and ATVARA "Special Duties" Squadrons RAAF
  • Star of the Sea and Corvette Association
  • Strathmore Secondary College and Descendants of the 14th Battalion
  • Tallarook Primary School and 2/22 Battalion 'Lark Force' Association
  • Tecoma Primary School and HMAS Castlemaine Association
  • Thomas Carr College and the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association
  • Thomas Chirnside Primary School and the Melbourne West Vietnam Veteran’s Association of Australia
  • Vermont Secondary College and 10th Field Ambulance Association
  • Wangaratta High School and the 2/24th Battalion
  • Warrandyte Primary School and the Rats of Tobruk Association
  • Wesley College (Glen Waverely Campus) and the Odd Bods Association
  • Wesley College (St Kilda Road Campus) and the Catalina Club