Student Day Success!

On Monday 7th August 40 primary students from 6 Geelong schools attended a student day about Timor Leste, in particular our region of Viqueque. This day was hosted by Christ the King School in Newcomb. The workshops were run by senior students from Christian College and St Ignatius College, who have visited Viqueque this year. Many... Continue Reading →

Making Connections: Clonard Students Visit Timor

Report by Olivia Hurley and Nikita Bone (Clonard College students) When we exited the plane our bodies were over-whelmed by the blazing heat and never-ending humidity. The climate along the coastline and the inland villages varied throughout the day but was prominently hot. Dili’s heat was long-lasting, humid and consistent throughout the night, juxtaposing the cooler... Continue Reading →

Geelong Celebrates Timor-Leste Independence

During May, the City of Greater Geelong marked the 15th anniversary of East Timor’s Independence with a flag ceremony at City Hall. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, which included representatives from Geelong Friends of Viqueque, Geelong Friendship Health Inc and Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc. Robyn Stevens, Manager Connected Communities emceed the event. Ms... Continue Reading →

Newsletter bumper edition

The latest edition of our newsletter has been released! It includes a report from our President's recent visit to Timor Leste and details of an upcoming fundraiser. Click here to read

Time to Draw the Line

Want to know more about the long-running maritime boundary dispute between East Timor and Australia. Come along to a movie night held by Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools. The  screening of 'Time to Draw the Line'  will be on  31 July at 8:30 at the Pivotonian Cinema, Geelong.  Tickets are available by clicking here.

Record Numbers!

On Sunday afternoon 23rd April at 01 Viqueque, almost all of the 2017 scholarship holders were presented with certificates and money. A number of parents were present and two of the school principals. Mariano’s meticulous organisation resulted in a most impressive ceremony. There are 73 recipients for 2017 including those directly funded by Sacred Heart... Continue Reading →

Upcoming trivia night fundraiser

A second 'library books for Timor Leste trivia night' will be conducted on: Saturday 23rd March 2013 at Geelong West Town Hall 153 Pakingdon Street, Geelong West It will be a fun night with great prizes, silent auctions and main auctions Brian Nankervis of SBS's ROCKWIZ will perform MC and host duties Tickets $35, BYO... Continue Reading →

Kardinia students return from Viqueque

For two weeks over November and December eight graduated students from Kardinia volunteered with schools in Viqueque, East Timor. The trip is an alternative to schoolies for school leavers who are after a more worldly experience, and for its second year has been mentored by Rhys Carlson who went with us to Timor. The trip... Continue Reading →

Tetum Books for Tetum Kids

$9000 worth of books, purchased in Dili, was recently distributed to schools in Viqueque: 300 tetum dictionaries @ $20 produced by MacKillop Institute of Education, 200 tetum grammar books @ $9 written by Hull (University of Western Sydney). These books are endorsed by the East Timor Ministry of Education. The teachers and students really appreciated... Continue Reading →

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