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Celebrating World Environment Day

Published on 13th June 2017


Celebrating World Environment Day

Our Early Intervention class have been learning about the ocean recently, and this week we decided to conclude by celebrating World Environment Day (June 5) with a class trip to Nango Island. Early Intervention children are essentially pre-schoolers and some of those attending at Callan have disabilities. Read More

Setting up a EOC during TC Donna

Published on 31st May 2017


Setting up a EOC during TC Donna

World Vision / VSA volunteer Jackie Bubb worked tirelessly on the ground in Vanuatu during Tropical Cyclone Donna. She shares her experience here... Read More

Sori mi no save

Published on 29th May 2017


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Sori mi no save

Volunteer Joan Middlemiss shares her experience of Tropical Cyclone Donna in Luganville... Read More

Acclimatisation: Arawa

Published on 8th May 2017


Acclimatisation: Arawa

One of our newest volunteers to Bougainville shares the highs and lows of exercising in a lush, humid climate... Read More

My first official function in Kiribati

Published on 9th November 2016


My first official function in Kiribati

In his first blog post for VSA, Kiribati-based Volunteer David Major shares details about his recent attendance at an official function hosted by the President. Read More

Big Bay Bush

Published on 14th October 2016


Big Bay Bush

Stephen Soole recently journeyed up to Santo to meet beef cattle farmers. He shares his experience with us... Read More

The Pacific Way

Published on 7th September 2016


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The Pacific Way

Stephen Soole is impressed with a cross-cultural performance by children at Port Vila Central School... Read More

Volunteering is a reward in itself

Published on 8th July 2016


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Volunteering is a reward in itself

In Vanuatu, Stephen Soole has learned that volunteering is all about expecting the unexpected... Read More

Catching up with Elizabeth

Published on 27th May 2016


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Catching up with Elizabeth

Norah takes some time out from her assignment in PNG to catch up with old friends and colleagues in Bougainville... Read More

Rotary visit to Rarotonga landfill

Published on 3rd May 2016


Rotary visit to Rarotonga landfill

Charlie Inggs takes us on a tour of the Rarotonga Waste Facility... Read More

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Recent comments


  • Comment by Peter Hills on Sori mi no save
    "hi Joan ... any chance of asking some questions of you about co principals?

    " - Peter Hills
  • Comment by Jill on The Pacific Way
    "It was a great evening, with good organisation and a lot of practise beforehand. Well done, Carolyn, Emily and Class 4B." - Jill
  • Comment by Michelle on The Pacific Way
    "Great account of a wonderful concert! Carolyn did such an amazing job working with the pikinini. Steven forgot to mention in his story that he did a great job preparing the finale - a show stopping haka!! Mauri ora!" - Michelle
  • Comment by raewyn on Catching up with Elizabeth
    "Your post shows what's impacts one can have on someone's life when it is done in consultation and working together with partner organisations and with people not just when you are doing it but when you leave and come back. Your post shows the way to do things, so that it leaves the knowledge and skills behind with the people that can use it. It must have been great to see what you have achieved and to see Elizabeth and her mum again." - raewyn