Day 11 – Our Final day

Day 11 So the last day and we had to wake up at 4.30am. Jack Oldfield and Holly from Swan were to be interviewed on The Morning Show which is National TV to an audience of 5 million. The rest of us were the studio audience and had a sneak peak at stardom. From there... Continue Reading →

Day 9 – Return to Bacolod

Today we left Cabacungan with a heavy heart. As we traveled back to Bacolod we spoke about memories created and the experiences shared. Students appreciated the scenery of the mountains and volcano. After we arrived in Bacolod we had lunch and made our way to HIS Life Church and School. We were blessed with the... Continue Reading →

Day 8 – Farewell to Cabacungan

Sunday – The day we celebrate God. We celebrated in ways of our own with two separate church services, one at Ikthus Cabacungan Baptist Church and the other at Ikthus Redeemed Community Church. Mr. Taylor spoke at the Baptist Church and Gift confidently shared her personal testimony. Jack and Siobhan performed ‘Oceans’ by Hill Song... Continue Reading →

Day 6 – Sports Day

  On the 6th day of the Philippines trip we finally got to eat the food we were craving, to our heart’s content. After surviving “Live like a local day”  (in which we ate lugaw for breakfast, lunch and dinner) the Ellenbrook team absolutely demolished the delicious and nutritious breakfast prepared by Auntie Dinah. After... Continue Reading →

Day 5 – Live like a local day

Today was lugow day, so we woke up to a bowl of traditional rice cooked which is like a chicken broth with small pieces of chicken served with a glass of water. Our groups split into two; one headed off to the groundbreaking ceremony of the new activity center, whilst the other group went to... Continue Reading →

Ellenbrook Day 3

Today was eventful in so many ways. After waking up at an early hour, we had breakfast and left for Sum-Ag High School. We were greeted by an awesome group of cultural dancers in great costumes and 4,000 students cheering with excitement. In groups we toured the school, observing classrooms unlike anything we see at... Continue Reading →

Day 2 – Tabao and VMA

Day 2 was when we really began the purpose of the trip. First everyone refueled with a traditional Filipino breakfast of fruit, rice and corn beef. Next we loaded up on our buses and travelled to the coast. Here we met a community that we were partnered with. We rotated in groups to learn about... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – Arrival

It was a strange experience departing from Perth Airport; many of us were going to a completely foreign country with certain people that we knew, but many that we didn’t. Some of us haven’t even been out of the country before, let alone without any family to accompany us.   The first flight was about... Continue Reading →

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