During our visit to the mission in Labuan Bajo in early April of this year Tina, Ms Joan (of the Holy Family Parish Indooroopilly) and Trevor, with Brothers Nerlito and Geoffrey visited three local schools in the town. We thought that we would give you a brief look at these schools in this post. These three schools are where most of our sponsor children attend. Thus, the Catholic primary school is St Yosefa, the Catholic secondary school is St Arnoldus SVD, and the state run secondary school, SMK Secondary is a technical school for training chefs, tour guides and hotel staff. While at the schools we discussed with the principals the difference in facilities between schools in Flores and Australia. For their cooperation and their time to accommodate us with our visit we presented each school principal with a small gesture of appreciation which consisted of a package of stationery supplies for the school.

Once again, we live in such a blessed country with its very high standard of education compared with that of many third world countries. We thank you Lord Jesus for our blessings and please allow us to be more generous with these blessings, and give to those who have less, as Christ said, “To whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48).

Blessings to all

See you next time

Trevor and Tina

1. Travelling St Arnoldus SVD secondary school

Entering Arnoldus SVD secondary school

2. Meeting the principal

We meet the principal with Br Nerlito

3. The school, a little disarrayed

Would not be compliant with Australian OHS standards

4. More discussion about the school

More discussion about the school

5. Class rooms

Class rooms

6. Grade 8 classroom

Year 10 class

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9. With sponsor child Putri

With sponsor child Putri

10. Some more students, ...

Some more students, …

11. ...and more

… and more

12. A small gift for the principal of St Arnoldus

A small gift for the school

13. St Yosefa Primary School SDK

St Yosefa Primary School SDK

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15. Cute children

Cute children!

16. Happy to see the visitors

Happy to see some visitors

17. Smiles

Smiles

18. Small gift for the principal together with sponsor child Melania

Small gift for the principal together with sponsor child Melania

19. We say good bye to the students

Selamat tinggal (Goodbye)

20. Brothers Jeoffrey and Nerlito with the principal of SMK Komodo Technical High School

Brothers Geoffrey and Nerlito with the principal of SMK Komodo Technical High School

21. Senior students of SMK

Senior students of SMK

22. Question time

Question time

23. A parting gift for the school with the principal

A parting gift for the school

 

 

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