VALUABLE VISIT

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.

TOUR KICKS OFF

A group of Year 10 students and three staff members have eagerly begun their journey on the South Africa Global Service Tour and are already checking out the stunning sights of Cape Town. Thanks to the generosity of the St Stephen’s School community, the group took over 400kg of shoes to be donated to Capetown United Football Club, Sinethemba Homeless Shelter, JJ Haven and Mokone Primary School.

Follow their blog here: https://bit.ly/2uXmMyr

RAW IMPACT

Over the holidays, Year 12 students and three staff from Carramar and Duncraig volunteered their time on the St Stephen’s Global Cambodia Tour. As a result of their hard work, a Cambodian family who were living in a small unsafe house now has a new home. Read more about the tour in the Joondalup Times.

 

St Stephen’s School students build family home in Cambodia

Cambodia (Raw Impact) Service Tour Returns

A group of our 2019 Year 12s and staff recently returned from just under two weeks on the St Stephen’s Global Cambodia tour where they worked with RAW Impact to build a new home for a local family of eight in need. The trip included lots of hard work, tree-planting, a sleep out, some interesting characters, heart-warming stories, visits to NGOs and historic places.

Read more about their adventure here: https://blogs.ststephens.wa.edu.au/ctwcambodia2019

SUPPORT SOUTH AFRICA

Fundraising efforts are in full swing for the cohort of staff and students attending the 2019 St Stephen’s Global South Africa Tour. The group is looking forward to visiting orphanages and helping disadvantaged children next year. They have organised several fundraising activities and would love your support.

Who doesn’t love a Bunnings sausage sizzle – onions on top or bottom?

Head down to Bunnings Joondalup on Friday, December 7 and Whitfords on Saturday January 5 and 16 to grab a snag and support the South Africa 2019 Tour’s fundraising efforts.

You can also tick getting the car washed off the list of pre-Christmas jobs, with a school-based car wash at Duncraig on Monday, December 3 and at Carramar on Tuesday, December 4.

 

TOUR TO REMEMBER

The 2019 India Leavers Tour provides an opportunity for current Year 11 students, graduating in 2019, to round out their service learning experiences at St Stephen’s School. Running from 23 November – 6 December 2019, students will volunteer at Woodstock School, trek the foothills of the Himalayas and explore India’s rich culture.

We invite our current Year 11 students and their families to an India Tour Information Evening.

Duncraig campus: Monday 19 November, 6.45pm in Cousins Hall

Carramar campus: Tuesday 20 November, 6.45pm in Charis House

Please see Mr Kirby for more information.

 

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

 

South African Service Tour Kicks Off

After a long flight we have safely arrived in Cape Town, where we received a hearty welcome from District 6’s Guest House. All in all, between flights and our homecoming, we enjoyed three breakfasts. We are all a little heavier as a consequence.
Needing to get the blood pumping, some students pondered on a Table Mountain hike. The teachers however decided shopping at Waterfront will be a better cardio choice, followed by a cable car trip to the mountain top.
The views never cease to amaze, neither does the rotating floor of the cable car.
After a hearty meal at Spur, we headed back home, all in a Zombie haze. Donation packing and organisation lingered and was achieved in one epic group effort. We prevailed. We are all very tired, as so are headed off to bed at 8:00pm.

Gillian Erasmus

Bon Voyage

Anticipation is high for some of our Year 10 students who are preparing to travel to South Africa in just one day! Students will work in schools and orphanages as part of the St Stephen’s Global South Africa Service Tour, recently taking part in a Bunnings training workshop to prepare. This amazing opportunity will see them immersed in South African culture while working to improve the lives of underprivileged children.

Follow the Tour on their blog: https://bit.ly/2q8Y24e

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9