A 4WD Land Cruiser will soon be on its way to the village of Triloka, in Timor-Leste, to provide much needed medical support within their community. The vehicle was recently donated by an undisclosed generous benefactor, to the West Torrens Rotary Club for the Nazareth Outreach Work that is undertaken in Timor-Leste as a Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Project.
The vehicle will be fitted out with medical equipment and necessary supplies to operate as a mobile health clinic – the second of its kind donated by Nazareth that will be operating in the region.
“The vehicle will be invaluable in Timor-Leste, the Good Crocodile Foundation (FLD) visit remote communities and reliable transport is essential for them in providing the medical support that is required. This vehicle will assist their work in so many ways” said Michael Dahl, Director at Nazareth Catholic Community and West Torrens Rotary member.
“Nazareth are delighted that West Torrens Rotary Club have been able to source the vehicle, it was unexpected and will certainly be put to good use immediately” he said.
The young Timorese population, whilst only 55 minutes from Darwin, are still among the poorest in Asia; with two thirds of people living in rural areas where poor sanitation and malnutrition are endemic. Approximately 1,200 Timorese children under 5 years old die from preventable medical conditions every year.
“While on a six-week volunteer trip to Timor-Leste in 2016, I was able to work in the first mobile health clinic, consulting and treating up to 60 patients each day alongside Timorese nurses,” describes Rose Whitehead, RAWCS volunteer.
“The mobile clinic travels to rural villages once or twice a week to offer health care to remote communities who would otherwise have no opportunity to seek medical assistance. Among many sick people, I met a young girl who had lived 12 years with undiagnosed Cerebral Palsy because her family had no way of transporting her to a doctor. Because of the mobile clinic, the girl was provided a wheelchair and access to physiotherapy treatment in Dili. It’s thanks to Rotary and The Good Crocodile Foundation that this family had their lives changed, and gained a new sense of home in a brighter future” Rose said.
For West Torrens Rotary Club, helping those less fortunate is the cornerstone of their activities.
“Our Rotary Club is only a small club in number, but our big focus is being involved in helping those less fortunate, both locally and internationally” said Maurie Howard, President of West Torrens Rotary Club.
“Personally, I hate seeing children suffer. Being involved in projects like this is a way to help those less fortunate in life and through organisations such as Rotary and Nazareth, to make their world a better place” he said.
In partnership with Rotary, Nazareth and the Good Crocodile Foundation have invested close to $150,000 over 7 years to support and undertake a number of life-changing projects in the Triloka region. A full list of the projects is available at www.nazareth.org.au/our-community/outreach/timor-leste
As a student executive, we have decided on five portfolio groups that we believe are areas where student voice could be utilised. These five areas include:
The student executive team decided on a focus for each group and this allowed student leaders in years 9-12 to nominate for a portfolio in which they believed they would be most valuable. The students decided, as a group, the initiatives and goals they wanted to work towards this year.
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It was fantastic to see so many of our families, at our Welcome Family Night. It was a lovely evening, with both families and educators chatting and socialising without the pressure of rushing to commitments! The children had a lovely evening playing with their family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. A big thank you to the NOW (Nazareth Outreach Work) Team who catered for the event.
Congratulations to all the students and staff for a fantastic and most enjoyable community occasion!
There are numerous special events throughout any year at Nazareth. The Secondary Campus Aquatics Carnival, which was held last Friday, is one event that demonstrates the pride we all have in our community. The high level of attendance and participation in the carnival was a real tribute to the enthusiasm of the staff and students. In addition, the strong spirit among each of the five Houses was outstanding, and deafening, particularly when the relay races were on! Congratulations to all the students and staff for a fantastic and most enjoyable community occasion, despite the heat and humidity.
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Students from our primary campus enjoyed a number of incursions and excursions this week, with our year 1 neighbourhood investigating "Under the Sea" and our year 5 classes exploring Light Shows.
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In 2018 the Nazareth Catholic Community will be embracing the theme "Listen with an Open Heart".
This theme is particularly significant for our Community as we commit to provide a contemporary and loving experience of our Catholic tradition whilst recognising and celebrating the diversity within our community. To 'Listen with an Open Heart' we are called to focus on supporting, listening to, and learning from, all members of our community whilst embracing the loving and compassionate charisma of our local parishes, which are operated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart congregation. In this, the Year of Youth - as proclaimed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference - our theme specifically calls us to focus on how our Community can help accompany young people in discerning God's calling for their lives.
Phil Lewis - Campus Principal
We have been so very proud to celebrate and share the outstanding results of the Nazareth 'Class of 2017'. These achievements will be celebrated at the Merit and Awards Assembly, which will be held at the Flinders Park Campus, on Friday 16 February. For the eighth consecutive year, all Year 12 students successfully completed their SACE, with every Stage 2 result being C- or better. This is testament to the commitment the students made to practice the Five Habits of Excellence, the hard work and commitment of Nazareth staff and the tremendous support from year 12 families as a result of the strong partnership between home and school to support all learners to realise their potential.
Wow, I cannot believe we are already at the end of 2017. Obviously, time flies when you are having fun! Last week the Romero children celebrated their Kindergarten Graduation with a Liturgy, performance and sausage sizzle. Father Chris led the Liturgy and contributed beautifully in making the celebration memorable singing solo during his Homily. Michael Dahl the Director of Nazareth proudly presented each of the children with their certificate to acknowledge graduating kindergarten. We then moved into the performance of 'Felicity and the Fruits of the Spirit'. The children and teachers are to be congratulated on a truly polished performance. I was amazed at the commitment of the children with everyone contributing by memorising their lines, dance moves and entering and exciting the stage as true professionals. A big thank you to the Performing Arts teachers, Druscilla and Daniela who worked in collaboration with Julie, Kim and Jess in the preparation of a wonderful performance. I even seen a few parents amongst the audience with tears in their eyes, we were all extremely proud of our 2017 Graduating Romero class. Good luck children, we wish you happiness and success in your schooling journey. Remember we love to have our graduates visit us whenever the opportunity arises.