Celebrating Timor Leste Independence

This year the City of Greater Geelong continues its commitment to the people of Timor Leste by celebrating their 17th year of Independence. On Friday 17th May the Timor Leste flag will be raised and supporters will gather to hear the experiences of local Kardinia International students following their visit in 2018. Professor Glen Guest... Continue Reading →

Curriculum Ideas for Timor Leste

With One Planet has launched a new website funded by the xpand foundation, which contains curriculum resources for Australian schools. It provides opportunities for teachers to engage students in single or cross-disciplinary areas of study, and explores climate change issues through the science, English, maths, geography, history, art, civics and citizenship curriculums. The Culture and... Continue Reading →

Timor Leste Independence Day

The City of Greater Geelong is once again hosting the commemoration of Timor Leste's Independence on Friday 22 May. Students from many Geelong schools are invited to attend and a special program hosted by the City of Greater Geelong and co-ordinated by the Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools has been planned for the day.  The highlight will... Continue Reading →

Geelong’s Timor Leste Student Day

Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools is holding its fifth annual A Day in Viqueque, Timor Leste which comprises workshops and activities on Thursday May 7 at St. Joseph's College. The program will provide a rewarding and enriching experience for students across all year levels. The activities  give those attending an improved perspective of what it would... Continue Reading →

Practical Classroom Tips

There was a high representation from Geelong schools at our annual end of year gathering which was held at Geelong Grammar School, Corio. An interesting two hours was spent learning more about how our schools can engage more effectively with our partner schools in Timor Leste. Penny Dewar and Julie Whelan from Clonard College gave... Continue Reading →

Beatriz’s War

Julie Whelan, GVFS committee member and Deputy Principal at Clonard College organized the showing of the film Beatriz's War in Geelong. There was a fantastic response to the screening with in excess of 160 people attending from all different sectors of the community. The film was attended and introduced by Luigi Acquisto who is co-director... Continue Reading →

Timor Leste Independence Day 2013

Students from five of our member schools and members of our committee attended the Timor Lester Independence Day celebrations at City Hall in Geelong on Friday May 17th. Organised by the City of Greater Geelong the day is a celebration acknowledges the debt Australians owe to the people of east Timor and celebrates the strong... Continue Reading →

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