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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 February 2020, we were visited by students and staff from SMPN 16 Singkawang. Representatives from the Asia Education Foundation awarded the partnership Lighthouse status, recognising our efforts and significance of our partnership. There are only two Lighthouse Bridge Partnerships in the program that includes over 300 Australian schools.
'This partnership has been forging new connections each year since its establishment in 2015, we're here today to acknowledge their leadership in the development of peer-to-peer learning through their international school partnership" said, Program Coordinator, Jessica Stevens.
We made a delivery of basketball shirts and CHHS shirts to our sister school, SMPN 16 Singkawang. As you can see in the photos, they were very happily received! The teachers and students at our sister school are very happy to have this connection with Camden Haven High School. Thanks very much to Peter Roberts for organising the donation of the Lower North Coast basketball shirts.
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.