Ellenbrook Day 9 – Return to Bacolod

The journey is almost over! It has been an emotional, challenging yet rewarding journey, and today was the day we let our hair down and de-stressed. After an early start and a 2 ½ hour bus trip, we arrived at the wonderful hot springs, rewarding ourselves to a relaxing swim. Another quick trip into town, and the boys were kicking back in the cinemas, while the girls were treated like queens with manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments. Tonight was our final celebration at the Mayor’s office; we’ve done it! We also celebrated Kaitlyn’s 18th birthday, which meant another round of 18 dances for the lads. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was time to party to end a journey none of us will ever forget. After a night of live music, dancing and singing, we are all heading off to bed ready for our 3am wake-up call tomorrow.

Jack, Joshua and Nathan

Message from the teachers – Tonight will be our last blog entry as tomorrow we begin our journey back to Perth. We just want to say what an outstanding group we had on the Philippines trip this year. They are a great bunch of young people and we are so proud to share this opportunity with them.

Thank you for all the prayers, love and support shared through the comments the students really appreciated them and so did we.

Our flight back to Perth is Singapore airlines flight SQ225 scheduled to arrive in Perth at 5:25am on Saturday the 2nd of December. Looking forward to seeing you at the airport.

Mr Taylor, Mrs Kelava and Mrs Ford



7 thoughts on “Ellenbrook Day 9 – Return to Bacolod

  1. Happy Birthday Kaitlyn 😁 Miss you heaps and can’t wait for you to get back. Riley asks about you all the time. You can babysit on Saturday hahahaha

  2. Happy birthday kaitlyn , 🎂 Safe journey everyone ✈️ It’s going to be a hot day ☀️ ❤️

  3. A well deserved celebration after all your hard work. Happy birthday Kaitlyn. These experiences are the things that bring perspective and build character. You may not be able to articulate it yet and it may be somewhat difficult to quantify but this experience will have changed you more than you realise. To see the struggles of others, to live alongside for a short while and to be blessed by their optimism, faith and resilience is a truly a privilege and one that will hopefully shape your view of the world. We are so proud of each one of you. Mr Taylor, Mrs Kelava, and Mrs Ford, you are legends. I cannot express my appreciation strongly enough. Safe travels.

  4. Happy Birthday Kaitlyn! I’ve enjoyed reading this blog every morning and looking at your awesome photos. To be honest, I’ve been very jealous! Hope you all have a safe journey back to Perth!

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