Advance Australia Fair

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On Monday I went to my son’s school assembly. He was pupil of the week and recieved a special certificate . Schools in Australia often award students for their attitude and approach to work, rather than focusing on test results. This real world approach helps young children to “think outside the box” and develop confidence and important social skills.

 

“Awarded for developing research startegies for our Day of the Notables inquiry task. You’re doing some great independent learning, Luke. Keep it up.”

Every Monday the entire school sings the Australian Nation Anthem, Advance Australia fair. I thought it would be fun to record it share with you. When I went to school we sang “God Save The Queen” as Australia is part of the Commonwealth. However, that changed when Advance Australia fair was officially declared the national anthem on 19 April 1984.

I am certain you can learn some new vocabulary by reading the verses below. Please take some time to look up words you don’t understand. Happy learning.

Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.


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