with Bridget Kennelly
The students of Immaculate Heart College in Kiribati have departed the island of Taborio for the holidays. Prior to climbing into the school boats to the mainland, the students worked together to raise the seawall ahead of this weekend’s King Tide.
Expected to reach 2.95 metres, the King Tide exceeds the height of the seawall. If coupled with strong winds, the students may return to find their school worse for wear. However, the teachers’ main priority is, as always, the safety of the students, and as they depart the island each student is returning to their families to share their stories of the school term.
You can support the staff and students at Immaculate Heart College by making a regular donation to their project. This project provides two years of professional development for the local teachers of the college.