Bad News for Cabira Years 1-9 School

We have received news that one wing of the Cabira Years 1-9 School has been gutted by fire. In recent years, this school has been conducting classes in the morning and afternoon to accommodate additional numbers after taking on secondary classes. The school is still currently operating but how it is providing classes for all... Continue Reading →

Old and New Friends

It was a meeting of old and new friends at the GVFS 10 year celebration dinner held recently at The Davidson Restaurant. The connection between Geelong and East Timor has resulted in many partnerships and ongoing friendships, and we are incredibly proud of the work being taken up by the schools of Geelong. Education is... Continue Reading →

Geelong teachers and students to visit Timor Leste in 2018

In recent years, senior students and teachers from Geelong have been annually travelling to Timor Leste. Preparations are well under way this year in following Geelong schools: Kardinia International, Christian College, St Joseph’s College, Clonard College teachers from schools in St Mary’s Parish (Viqueque), Sacred Heart College (Baucau) and St Ignatius (Dili). Strong personal links... Continue Reading →

Join in our 10 Year Celebration!

2018 marks 10 years of the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Group. Save the evening of May 3 and come along and join the celebration. You too have played a valuable part in this story and it's time to celebrate the connecting of the people of Geelong and Viqueque through education with a strong focus on... Continue Reading →

New Teachers for Timor Leste

Late last month 8 students supported by the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools and Geelong Friends of Viqueque graduated from the Catholic Teachers' College in Bacau.  Margie Beck, who is the Registrar,  reported that it was a very lovely day.  The College used the renovated Mercado, and even though there was heavy rain, no one got wet! The students... Continue Reading →

Our Hungry Neighbour

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and... Continue Reading →

New Committee for 2016-2017

The recent Annual General meeting that was held at Clonard College saw a changing of the guard. We saw three highly committed committee members step down this year. Louise Madden, as Vice President, and Michael O'Donnell, as Secretary, have each  served six years on the committee. Louise has made huge contributions to our fundraising events,... Continue Reading →

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