Year 7 Indonesian students recently travelled to Elizabeth Quay to attend the Festival Indonesia accompanied by none other than Mrs Donella Beare and Mrs Darnelle Pretorius! The group relished the opportunity to take part in creative workshops including batik painting, storytelling, singing and dancing. What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indonesian culture!


Over the holidays, a group of Year 10 and 11 students seized the opportunity to conduct service learning on a global scale as they travelled on the 2019 Indonesian Service Tour. Volunteering at the Bali Life Foundation, Suwung School and Kuta Womens Centre students were able to connect with the locals while learning about Indonesia’s rich culture. We have no doubt our students have created memories that will last a lifetime.


The Indonesian Tour group is holding a Quiz Night Fundraiser, and they need your help! They are looking for donations to be used for silent auctions, table prizes and overall prizes – anything from shopping vouchers, dinners, travel, wine, household items, car items…

Items can be dropped at Student Services, labelled ‘Indonesia Tour Quiz’ with your name for acknowledgement. Alternatively, contact the following:

The Quiz Night takes place on Friday 10 May, from 7pm in Cousins Hall, Duncraig Campus.


Indonesia Service Tour – Fundraiser

You can buy tickets from the follow students:

Luke Gomez – C2
Georgia La Motte – C4
Kristin Jones – C4
Rachael Janse van Rensburg – C8

Lachlan Meagher – A2
Lucy Holmes – A3
Aimee Inglis – A6

Emma Hutson -T2
Naomi Skinner – T3
Caleb Bolt – T3
Brooke Skinner – T4
Eliza Wilson – TS5
Maya Rowse – T5

Please email: tanya.ryan@ststephens.wa.edu.au for more details.




Indonesia Tour Fundraising

Tickets are on sale now until Friday November 9.

Tickets can be purchased from the following students or via email tanya.ryan@ststephens.wa.edu.au.

Rachael van Rensberg
Lachlan Meagher
Georgia la Motte
Brooke Skinner
Naomi Skinner
Emma Hutson
Caleb Bolt
Eliza Wilson
Lucy Holmes
Luke Gomez
Aimee Inglis
Kristin Jones
Maya Rouse

Talented Indonesian Students

A creative group of Year 8 students have taken out a top prize in the Kompetisi Klip-2, a video competition presented by the Westralian Indonesian Language Teacher’s Association! Open to schools throughout Western Australia, the group took out first place in the Year 7/8 ‘Bersandiwara’ (Play) category for their inventive ‘Indo Mie’ advertisement.

Selamat Tinggal Dan Terima Kasih (Goodbye & Thank You)

As a fun-filled week with our guests from SMPK Penabur Jakarta comes to an end, it has sadly come time to bid our new friends farewell. After living as St Stephen’s School students for the week, SMPK Penabur performed a concert for our students and staff as a gesture of thanks, before saying an emotional goodbye to their buddies.

Indonesia Service Tour Returns

The following 12 students from Duncraig participated in one week of service learning on St Stephen’s inaugural tour to Indonesia during the school holidays.

Tamzen Paine

Cambell Boutle

Portia Smulders

Abigail Barrowman

Emily Bartlett

Emily Hunter

Abbey Daly

Sarah Affendi

Amy Gaunt

Chelsea Jack

Olivia Barton

Isabella Beech

Kyle Siegl

Matthew Roper

Zayne Gray

They worked closely with Bali Life Foundation to provide fun, play-based English language activities for underprivileged children.

Our students also shopped for and distributed hygiene packs to families in need.

The trip included a visit to the Suwung Community Centre at the foot of a rubbish tip in southern Denpasar, a visit to the Street Centre in Denpasar, a visit to the Children’s Home in Jimbaran, working in the Bali Life Community Garden and many other relational service activities.

Our students raised nearly $10 000 collectively for Bali Life Foundation and they were outstanding ambassador’s of Christ’s love to the people they served there.

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in such a successful tour. Special mention must be given to Steve Meagher and Donna Lund who put in many hours behind the scenes carefully planning the tour.

Please check out our blog – https://blogs.ststephens.wa.edu.au/indonesiaservicetour18/

As well as the Bali Life Foundation website – www.balilife.org

Ms Andrea Tinney

Biblical Studies Teacher