Year 11 De La Salle PNG Trip
Part of our De La Salle philosophy is to offer opportunities for our students to go beyond their familiar and comfortable existence and serve other Lasallian communities to improve their circumstances.
Recently 12 of our Year 11 students travelled to De La Salle College, Bomana, Papua New Guinea. This school has been struggling to develop some resource areas and our team of Year 11 students raised funds and spent two weeks (one week of holidays) working and learning about the spirit, culture and traditions of Papua New Guinea.
The College appreciates the leadership of Mr Tim Hogan (Technology Department) for taking care of the project. Mr Murray Wells (Plumber – Holmesglen TAFE) and a former parent, Mr Brian Lowe (Builder) and Mr Peter Ferguson (Pest Control), gave two weeks of their working time to join us. We appreciate their contributions immensely for without them we could not have completed much of what we did, including the renovation of two Year 12 classrooms and a Physics room.
Our boys worked extremely hard in harsh conditions for 12 days, cleaning, building, plumbing, painting, glazing and labouring to create a better learning environment for our De La Salle Brothers and their students at Bomana.
At the end of the project we were all very proud of what our boys achieved and how they have helped others less fortunate than themselves. Congratulations to Anthony De Luca, Scot Vawser, Samuel Deed, Luke Brownhill, Paul Kony, Jacob McGaw, Oliver Milner, Darcy Roberts, David Kelly, Aidan Wood, Luke Torrisi and Max Tutty on another successful mission.