22 Nov

St Peter’s Woodlands donates school books to Fiji school, Namosau Methodist School.

In March 2018, Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells MP announced the inaugural Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnership Program.

The Program

The program connects Australian schools with their counter parts across the Pacific.

The goal of the program is to support collaborative, intercultural learning and facilitate exchanges between teachers on best practices in education.

It also supports increased use of digital technology to link classrooms with resources and information from around the world.

Connecting with Adelaide Schools

Bill Hansberry, from Hansbrerry Educational Consulting, put Rachael Savage from Charles Campbell College, Paradise in touch with SPW seeking resources to donate to their partner school in Fiji – Namosau Methodist School.

SPW’s Donation

The Fiji school had extremely limited resources to teach their students with and due to the changes made with the SPW Reception and Year 1 readers, we had many readers in search of a new home.

What better destination for them than this school? In the words of Kathy Calvin, CEO and President of the United Nations Foundation; ‘giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference’.

We hope our readers help change the lives of children in Fiji by giving them access to reading material.

Thank you to Jo Hirst, Learning Support Teacher, for sharing this story.