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.
9 June, 2017
Australians should be concerned about their level of household debt according to data released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The average Australian household owes 212% of net income, the fourth highest in the world. It’s pretty clear: we’ve come to rely too heavily on loans and credit cards.
25 May, 2017
Macquarie Community College’s Pet Care course will introduce you to animal behaviour theories, first aid and CPR for pets. You will learn how to triage your pet and assess for life threatening emergencies. You will also learn how to treat chemical and physical injuries, and how to care for their nervous system, teeth, ears and eyes.
18 May, 2017
Home reno show House Rules makes DIY look pretty dramatic. There are paint-roller showdowns, couples breaking up, clique warfare, and snarky comments from judges. A tip we should all learn from the show is this: DRAMA and DIY should never go hand in hand. At least, not that kind of drama.