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Round Square News September 2012 - Issue 12 26 September - 2 October 2012

International Round Square Conference at Penryn College, South Africa

INSIDE

Greg Theron, Executive Headmaster


RSIS PROJECT NEWS

Hola! Hoe gaan dit? Julle! Hadi Sóendzin?

Projects in July/August 2012

PERU “Our daughter arrived home very bubbly, and hasn’t stopped sharing details of her incredible journey. Many thanks to all of you and the other team members for your contribution to an enriching, memorable and awesome experience. Lessons and memories will endure!” (Parent) SOUTH AFRICA

LADAKH

Leaders

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RSIS PROJECT NEWS

CANADA

“These students were some of had the privilege to work with….the First Nations communities loved hosting the world, and they are already asking if students will be coming again next year!” (Thom Henley, Project Manager at Soaring Spirits Camp)

SUMMARY

“I have no doubts in my mind that I spent the best two weeks of my life in Ladakh and came back with much more than I had ever imagined. We worked seriously hard for the project, it was exhausting but extremely rewarding as it helped me understand the dignity of human labour.” (Accompanying adult)

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RSIS PROJECT NEWS

December 2012 Projects – Come and Join In! INDIA

THAILAND

HONDURAS

KENYA

RSIS WEBSITE

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CAMBODIA


RSIS PROJECT NEWS

1 Year On - RSIS Cambodia Project Leader Training Thanks to the RSIS 2011 Adult Team the school and library are populated with over 100 students everyday

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT

Update from Brian Dawson, Executive Director CONFERENCES

THE BOARD

THANKS RSIS PROJECTS

see Page 2 - 4

ALUMNI

see Page 7

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(see Page 11)


UP CLOSE

Up Close with Brian Dawson, Executive Director of Round Square I spoke with Brian Dawson about his background and found out a few things none of us knew until now! Read my exclusive interview with Brian Dawson

What’s your favourite funny story about yourself?

You have been involved in Round Square since 2008, what’s the biggest change you have seen in the organisation over that time?

During your time at Round Square

Do you have a nickname? What do you do when you are not working for Round Square? If you were a biscuit what would you be and why?

Your job has taken you to many places around the world, what’s your favourite destination?

What are the biggest challenges in your role as Executive Director?

If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?

found out you had won the lottery? What would you do if you had a time machine?

Do you have a packing philosophy? What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? And if we were to listen to your ipod what would we hear?

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ALUMNI

The Round Square Alumni Initiative We are very excited to announce the Round Square Alumni initiative. There are an enormous number of Round Square Alumni and many have expressed the wish to remain in touch with the organisation

The development and maintenance of a data base of alumni information.

India

To contact RS schools and work with them to harvest Round Square alumni data

Africa

The publication of an quarterly electronic alumni newsletter.

Australia

The arranging of alumni functions in each region

Australia

The updating of the alumni section of the RS website And to develop and maintain a RS alumni networks using available social media.

Asia Europe

India - Pulak Muchhal

Africa - Tessa Ware

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ALUMNI

Asia - MinJoo Cha

Australia - Kerryn Boyle

Europe - Liisa Toompuu

Australia - Michael Golden

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RS OLYMPIC SUCCESS

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS Gold Medallist from Gordonstoun School

King Constantines Olympic History

Ambassador in the Olympic Team!

Hockyroos

Anna Flanagan (former Radford student) & Susan Hobson (current Teaching Staff member) at Openin Ceremony: London 2012

LCS Alumni - Two Olympic Sailors Olympics

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GENERAL

GOVERNANCE MATTERS

Roderick D Fraser Chairman Round Square Board

RSGF

RS Giving Students a better chance a place at top university

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MEET THE SECRETARIAT

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REGIONAL NEWS - AUSTRALASIA

Humans, humans need saving the most “Which animal would you want to help the most?” asked a primary student. After a silent pause Mr Pereira replied “Humans, humans need saving the most”

Radford’s Activities

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REGIONAL NEWS - AUSTRALASIA

The Green School

Active Achievers Award for Bunbury student

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RADFORD COLLEGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME


REGIONAL NEWS - AFRICA

St Stithians Girls’ College - Round Square Day Celebration

Being part of the RS family produces amazing opportunities

Peter: Helen

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host Chcoclate Tuesday!


REGIONAL NEWS - EUROPE

Salem’s Jolly Boats Marina and Jocelin

New Head at Birklehof Boarding School

Challenging Outward Bound Expeditions successfully achieved 75 students in the 9th grade of Schule Schloss Salem on expedition “Rondane”

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REGIONAL NEWS - SOUTH ASIA & GULF

of India for Students & Staff from Appleby College Canada

Friends of Round Square Joint Venture “God, if I ever ask anything for myself - I ask for a corner. Away from the ogling eyes of men, where I can bathe.” - Rural Poetess

Details of the Programme

Financial Estimates

TOTAL: 3,20,000

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REGIONAL NEWS - AMERICAS

Markham College in Las Palmas - Helping the community development through Education

Jacqueline de Ridder, Project Leader Peter Kvietok, Round Square Co-ordinator

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REGIONAL NEWS - AMERICAS

JUNTOS Oxapampa 2012: Markham College in an experiential learning project

Adrian Velasquez, Project Leader Peter Kvietok, Round Square Co-ordinator

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REGIONAL NEWS - AMERICAS

The Markham “Engineers Without Borders Chincha House Building Project”

Harry Hildebrand, Project Director

International collaboration

Peter Kvietok RS Coordinator Markham College E-mail: peter.kvietok@markham.edu.pe

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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REGIONAL NEWS - AMERICAS

CHICKEN-AND-EGG FARM

www.worldcircle.org

THE ATHENIAN SCHOOL RECEIVES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS One of 78 schools nationwide to receive a Green Ribbon School Award

Editor

Round Square News

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