Platypus Goes to Viqueque

President Peter used the DVD The Platypus: The World's Most Amazing Animal when he gave 10 lessons to Year 9 English classes in 01 Viqueque and Cabira-oan schools. The students enjoyed the experience. Using a soft toy of the platypus helped, especially how the baby egg ( a tiny piece of white chalk) is cuddled.... Continue Reading →

2014 President’s Report to the AGM

The full transcript of the 2014 President's Report can be found below in the Newsletter Section. Here is a highlights package! The Butler Donation We have had another good year both in Viqueque and Geelong. The highlight has been the commencement of the allocation of funds from the Butler Donation, a most generous gift from... Continue Reading →

2nd Compact Teacher Training Program

Mariano Da Silva, the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, has sent back a report on the second Compact Teacher Training program. The program ran for five days in May and involved four days at four Viqueque schools; Craras, Loihonu, Mamaluc and Uamori schools. The Monday program as opened by the Director of Education and... Continue Reading →

Successful Five Week Teacher Training Program

Mariano Da Silva, The Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, has recently sent back his report on the successful 5 week "Compact Teacher Training Program" which we ran in conjunction with The Learning Resource Development Centre from Dili. The first three weeks of the program involved professional development and the fourth and fifth week allowed... Continue Reading →

Teacher Training Program at Loi-Huno

Peter Cannon recently received a cheque for $7,447 from the students at The Geelong College. Led by the Middle School SRC team they raised funds to support the schools in Viqueque, particularly their primary partner school Loi-Huno. The funds will be used for a teacher training program conducted at the school by qualified Timorese teachers... Continue Reading →

New Teacher Training Courses Underway

Mariano, our project officer in Viqueque, has begun regular Skype meetings with Committee member Tricia Blane. He has most recently reported that The Compact Training program is underway and that 15 certificates have already been presented. A 5 day Yr 5-6 program will also start on May 5th with 19 teachers from Loi-Huno, Mamulac and... Continue Reading →

Geelong College Donation for Loi-Huno

Students from The Geelong College have made a generous donation of $7,447 towards support of schools in Viqueque, particularly their primary partner school at Loi-Huno. Loi-Huno PS is about twenty kilometres north of the Viqueque town on the road to Bacau. The funds will be used for a five-week intensive teacher training program conducted at... Continue Reading →

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