It was with a sense of deep sadness that our School community learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, 8 September 2022.
Our School flag was lowered to half-mast, and this morning, Friday 9 September, in both our Senior and Prep School students and staff came together in an assembly to remember Her Majesty, and her life of giving, of devotion, and of joy, a life of selfless service to others.
Together students and staff remained silent for one minute, a time to pray, to reflect, to think of Her Majesty The Queen and to give thanks for her reign and for her leadership. Together our community prayed that she may continue to inspire us all, and the generations to come. We also gave thanks for our Royal Family, for our new King, King Charles III, and for our country.
Shona Norman reflected on her own memories of Her Majesty The Queen during the assembly at our Senior School, recalling, “I myself was lucky enough to have met Her Majesty The Queen in my youth, I had the privilege of presenting her with flowers and we even exchanged a few words. My memories of her, alongside those the nation shares gives me and should give everyone else the strength to remember the wonderful inspiration she was to so many, and the positivity she embodied each day of her life.”
The Queen’s values are all that Woodbridge School community aspires to hold – of kindness, of community and we shall remain in awe of and ever-grateful for her legacy of tireless, dignified public service.