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Indonesian Bridge Partnership

Excursion to Borneo 2019

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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 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.

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 October 2017 we hosted Principal Risma Purnama, two teachers, three students along with six dignitaties including the local Mayor.

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.

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