New partner School

We welcome ACG in Auckland to our group of schools raising money for Watambune. ACG Auckland has donated $2,100NZ from students after they viewed a presentation about the community and school to be built. This is wonderful news and bring us so close to our total. We are now waiting for Cranbrook's last effort - Walk for Watambune - which will probably be the last funds needed.

Mrs South, Miss Eddy and Miss Cheshire to visit Watambune
Three teachers - Mrs South from Cranbrook and Miss Eddy and Miss Cheshire from ACG Jakarta will be travelling to Sulawesi next week to see for themselves the place where the school will be built and to join with the community to launch the beginning of the building process. We will send back lots of photos and video of our adventure.

Private donors
To get our project over the line both Brett and Sunny South and Victoria and Ian Pollard have made donations to help us reach our target. Mr Robert Anderson from Community Strata Management has generously donated $3000 as part of his company's CSR program. Robert will be joining us on the trip to Watambune next week. We thanks all these people for their wonderful donations.

Agility Logistics have also made a sizeable donation This donation has been allocated for resources and teaching curriculum. Our thanks to Agility for their ongoing support.

Good luck Cranbrook!
Time is drawing near for Cranbrook's walk for watambune fund raising effort on Friday November 25th - we hope this will be our final effort to get all needed funds in. If we exceed our limit we will be able to supply the school with a wind generator. We hope to have lots of photos of the day up on the site to show how it went.

$2,000 more has been raised.

A big thankyou to both ACG and Red Hill for these recent contributions to the Watambune project. ACG had various fund raisers at the end of their school year by each class and managed to raise $1000.Red Hill parent Mrs Fabia Shah has been busy selling Romy handcreams and reports that she has sold 5 boxes, which is a total of $1000.Great efforts from all - see our fund raising thermometer for an update of our total.....

Mrs South addresses the assembly
Student assembly at Red Hill


On Tuesday 24th May, Ms Doble and Mr and Mrs South travelled from Sydney to Canberra to help Red Hill primary launch their participation in the project. We had a student assembly followed by a staff meeting to learn about how we can help with children of Watambune.

Staff also discussed ways we can bring the project into the classrooms.
It was a great day, thankyou Mr Hamilton for inviting us to your school!

Have a look at the photocollage of the day at Cranbrook's 365 Project site

On Wednesday June 1st, Mr South talked to Year 4 at Cranbrook about the QHHC charity group. They are learning about how some communities connect with others, and particularly how the QHHC started and found how to help the village of Watambune. The boys had some great questions.

The committee is hoping to hold a special Indonesian cultural day to raise money and awareness about the project. Stay tuned for information about how we are organising it - when it will be and what events will take place.