2 August, 2017
Olga and Aziza stood in the close knit, supportive group of about a dozen women. They congratulated each other as each received a statement of attainment for their CareerPathways course in aged and disability care from Macquarie Community College. This NSW Government-funded part qualification holds the key to a career they are all excited about.
21 July, 2017
Being a Super mum has taken its toll, according to local Life Coach, Lisa Stallard. Marriages are failing, anti-depressants are on the rise and we’re experiencing an increase in childhood mental illness. Lisa’s observations are backed by statistics.
21 July, 2017
“I have always had a passion for genealogy and love helping people,” says Cheryl Venables from Create Your Family Tree short course at Macquarie Community College. “I can show you how to start your own family tree or add to current research where you may have hit a brick wall. Join me in an exploration and adventure to find and acquaint yourself with your ancestors!”
14 July, 2017
Winners from all walks of life have their own strategies and plans that help them succeed but they all have one thing in common – they TRY and keep trying. They persevere with an unwavering spirit until they attain what they had set out to achieve. Such is the story of Gary a 24-year-old young learner from Taiwan who walked into the portals of Macquarie Community College in the month of November last year, a persona of diffidence, apprehension and anxiety. Gary had recently arrived in Sydney with negligible exposure to both the English language and to the Australian culture or way of life. He embarked on his journey to learn choosing Macquarie Community College to be his training ground. He exhibited a passionate spirit to learn and put into practice all that he was taught. There was not a moment of discouragement or disappointment in his approach to learning no matter how daunting and arduous he found the tasks assigned.
6 July, 2017
Macquarie continues to deliver one of the most respected English Language programs offered in Sydney, particularly focusing on combining English language with job training, career specific skills and computer training. English classes will continue to run out of its Carlingford, Ryde, Chatswood, Hawkesbury and Mount Druitt centers after we farewelled our colleagues at the Adult Migrant English Program in Blacktown last Friday. Read the full article by Harrison Vesey. Picture: Isabella Lettini. Published in blacktownsun.com.au (July 04, 2017).
19 June, 2017
Among hundreds of submissions from other writing students at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Katherine Pinczuk’s short story was selected to be part of an anthology called Strange Objects Covered With Fur. The 2015 publication featured UTS’s most talented new writers.