Day Seven – Uluru

Today we woke up bright and early to set off on the base walk around Uluru. We began the walk at 8 am and finished at around 10.30 am. The winding track that was 10.4 km long offered multiple points of view of the ‘Rock’. We stopped at the different caves that displayed original rock…

Day Six – Kata Tjuta

We had an early start today as our next stop was Uluru. We packed up our tents and had a light breakfast before leaving Kings Creek Station. It was a windy night and limited sleep was had by all. During the journey, we stopped to take photos of Mt Connor and were amazed to find…

Day Five – Winmara Community

This morning, after sleeping in until 7.00 am, we were treated to a delicious breakfast of cereal and pancakes! On the agenda today, was a visit to Winmara, a community of ten people whose goal is to become completely self sustainable. When we arrived, we split into two groups with one group helping the community…

Day Four – Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

Today, we left our campsite at Alice Springs and set off to our new location at Kings Canyon. One hour into the drive, we stopped at Camels Australia and had the chance to ride a camel after learning about the history of them in our country. The camels were very accommodating and even allowed us…

Days Two and Three – School visits

On Thursday and Friday this week, we visited two schools, Yirara College, a Boarding School for Indigenous students and Living Waters Lutheran Primary School. Our group of 24 was split into two groups that consisted of ten and 14 students respectively. Our visit to Yirara College allowed us the opportunity to gain a broader insight…

Day One – Our adventure begins

Yesterday, on Wednesday 18 September, after arriving at school bright and early, ready to depart at 6.30 am, we began our adventure to the Northern Territory.   We travelled by bus to Melbourne Airport and checked in for a 9.30 am flight, direct to Alice Springs.  We arrived at 12.00 pm local time.  After we collected…

Indigenous Immersion 2019

This morning, Wednesday 18 September, we farewelled 24 students and 3 teachers from Our Lady of Sion College who are travelling from Box Hill to Alice Springs for an eight-day Indigenous Immersion in the Northern Territory. The group will visit Alice Springs, King’s Canyon and Uluru and spend time with the Wanmarra Aboriginal Community. This…

Costa Rica: Final Day

Today was our last day as the International Sion Congregation. We were able to sleep in this morning and meet at the school in the mid-morning for a closing mass. At the end of mass, a teacher and student from every school in attendance signed the books that had been made containing all ideas and…

Costa Rica: Day Eight

Today Abby and Catriona woke up at 5:30 as their host needed to be at school early, but Isaac and Jacinta slept in as the international students were not required until 10:00am. When we all met at school we headed into the Gym where we watched the cultural act from America and presented our cultural…

Costa Rica: Day Seven

Today we woke up very early (4:30 am) as we had to go to the school to get on a bus at 5:40 am to head to Don Juan’s farm then the Baldi Hot Springs. About an hour into the trip to the farm we stopped off for some breakfast then powered on another 3…