The Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Torsten Ketelsen, attended the ANZAC Day Service at Rossmoyne Senior High School on 12 April 2018 together with the Hon Bill Grayden, former Australian politician who served in the military with the 2/16th Infantry Battalion from 1940–1946 (Hon Bill Grayden AM CV attached here).
The ceremony marked 100 years since the end of the first World War providing an opportunity to respect and honour those who served our nation and to reflect on the sacrifices made. The Honorary Consul and the Hon Bill Grayden AM paid their tributes with a floral wreath. The presence of living legend the Hon Bill Grayden AM was inspirational for the students who later mingled and asked many questions.
The students must be commended for arranging and conducting the entire ceremony themselves which included an outstanding performance by the school choir and orchestra.
Rossmoyne Senior High School has been teaching German for over 30 years. Currently there are approximately 170 students studying German at the school from Year 7 to 12. The program is supported by experienced and passionate teachers and the School Principal Ms Milanna Herberle. Last year Rossmoyne Senior High School was selected by The Department of Education as the Lead Language School for German to assist other schools with the provision of face-to-face and on-line language lessons in the regional and metropolitan areas.
The West Australian German Business Association Inc. (WAGBA) held their first Family Easter Brunch on Friday March 30th 2018. Set in the Gardens of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Torsten and Mona Ketelsen, members enjoyed an Easter buffet brunch and drinks served by Claus Paulus and his team at Miss Maud’s Catering.
The day included plenty of Easter fun for the children including an Easter egg hunt and an award for the best decorated Easter egg. The warm weather was perfect for the children to enjoy a swim in the garden pool.
It was a most enjoyable day and a lovely WAGBA family function.