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STUDENT SERVICE TOURS

Developing students with high levels of intercultural competencies and a heart for service are the main objectives of our service learning tours. The tours focus on Asia, Africa and Australia and involve hands-on service tasks that build character, empathy and engagement amongst our students. Importantly, the tours also contribute in a practical way to the welfare of the local people.

Preparation and reflection

Students participate in significant fundraising and cultural awareness training prior to the tour and live and work with local people while visiting. When they return to school, they share their experiences with their peers and the wider school community.

Cambodia

This tour is for Year 12 students and runs in January. St Stephen’s School partners with RAW Impact, an Australian/Cambodian run aid and development agency. Students assist RAW Impact to construct village homes, vegetable patches, fences and other sustainable infrastructure for the local people. Students raise funds in Australia to contribute to materials and equipment for these projects. While in Cambodia they also visit culturally significant locations in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

To find out more about our partnership with RAW Impact click here

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Malaysia

This tour is for Year 11 students and runs in July and October. Students live and work at Bethany Home, a Lutheran school and sheltered workshop for children and adults with significant disabilities. St Stephen’s School students have been visiting Bethany Home for 15 years and have made a big difference to the education of these young Malaysian children.

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 South Africa

This tour is for Year 10 students and runs in April. It focuses on orphanages in Alexandria and Port Elizabeth. Students also conduct sporting clinics for children in the disadvantaged townships of Cape Town. This hands-on tour sees students renovate facilities and playgrounds, build sporting courts and donate sports equipment. Students also have an opportunity to visit game parks and other tourist sites.

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The Kimberleys

This tour is for Year 6 and Years 9/10 students and runs in July and August. The tour visits two indigenous community schools – Yiyili and Purnululu. Students learn about the indigenous culture and language groups and spend time in classrooms, undertake general maintenance, run sport events and discos and explore the country with the local children. The tour focuses on cultural awareness, friendships and building understanding across cultures. It is also very much about the influence of land on indigenous Australians. Students also visit some of the spectacular sites of the region. 

For more information about the Kimberleys tour for Primary students, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for Secondary students, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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