Providing Opportunities for Global Connections

Victory has established a sister-school relationship with a senior Lutheran school – SMA Swasta Kristen BNKP in Gunungsitoli on the island of Nias in Indonesia. The SMA School has about 100 students who are taught in both Indonesian and English. This global connection allows our students to use their language skills and develop a broader understanding […]

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Partnership transforms lives

When did you last do something for someone that made a positive difference in their lives? What if we as a school community from Tanunda, South Australia, could work with another school community and enhance the lives of everyone involved? These were among questions discussed over lunchtime by a teacher and students from Faith Lutheran […]

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Serving in a global context

After months of preparations it was finally time to leave! The final week of Term 3 and the first week of the School holidays saw a group of 17 Year 11’s and 5 Staff embark on our 7th annual Service Learning Trip to Indonesia. After a long day of travel, including 3 separate flights and […]

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Growing through Service to others

The idea of service to others is doing something and expecting nothing in return. I believe that this is how we embarked on or first Service Learning Trip to Indonesia this year. It was probably also a case of not really knowing what to expect in return but we certainly knew what we could give. […]

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Coming as a guest into people’s lives

I sit here reading and being inspired by an email that has just arrived from our current crop of Year 11 students and staff reporting back from their first 3 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is sparking lots of memories, and a strong feeling of familiarity that comes from repeat visits to a place […]

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learning experience that was real, transformational, practical, earthy, difficult

Thirteen students went on the Cambodia Service Learning experience this year and, although this was their first time in country and everything was new, it was the third year that Tatachilla has been connecting with and forming relationships with Krus Village and a variety of other NGOs that are helping to rebuild a country once […]

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Ridwin’s ‘Thank you’ to you

I feel blessed to work as the Education Secretary of LWF National Committee (KN-LWF) in Indonesia. I thank God and you that I am involved in helping to solve problems faced by church schools, principals, teachers and students. When I started my role on 5 January 2012, I committed to: Encourage and support the spiritual […]

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God’s grace moves hearts to act

“God had a plan for my life.  God listened to me deep in my heart that I needed more knowledge. Finally, God disturbed your hearts to give me help. So, I am here. God never left me alone.” (Tuti Yana) Tuti Yana is a young woman from a small village, Lawe Sigala Gala, in Aceh […]

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Sharing and learning as partners

The Lutheran Church of Australia and many of its congregations have had a long history of working with our brothers and sisters in the Lutheran churches of Indonesia. Individual congregations have worked with specific churches there in supporting the work of Indonesian Lutherans with gifts, donations of money and equipment. The LCA has also had […]

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