Plans are underway for an excursion to Indonesia in July 2020!
Please join our school information group on Facebook to stay up to date. Parents and students are invited to join.
The price of the excursion depends on fundraising and the itinerary. In 2017, the highly successful excursion visited the sister school in Singkawang, Borneo, and a remote Dayak village in Borneo. In addition to these locations, we hope to also visit Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra, where there is a good chance of seeing orangutans and other wildlife in their natural setting. You can download the 2017 itinerary as a reference to the next excursion.
Bridge School Partnership
As part of the federally funded Australia-Asia Bridge School Partnerships Project, Camden Haven High School has a strong bridge relationship with Indonesian school SMPN 16 Singkawang. The project is aimed at developing intercultural understanding and strengthen international relationships.
In October 2018, two teachers from Camden Haven High School, Mr Newell and Mr Legge, visited Singkawang to see the sister school's new premises. They delivered vital supplies that have been paid for with school fundraising activities.
In October 2017 we hosted Principal Risma Purnama, two teachers, three students along with six dignitaties including the local Mayor.
In April 2017, 10 students and 3 teachers from Camden Haven High School visited Indonesia and delivered a CCTV system to help with security issues. The whole Camden Haven community contributed to the fundraising activities for this trip and donation. This excursion was a valuable lesson for our students and they were warmly welcomed with a ceremony of traditional dances, drum band, a traditional feast and much more.
In May 2015 two teachers from SMPN 16 visited our school, followed by a visit from Camden Haven High School teachers Mr Rourke and Ms Harland to Singkawang in October. Teachers from both schools have been in regular contact over email and our sister school has been a useful resource in Indonesian classes.