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14 July, 2017
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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.
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6 July, 2017
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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).
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4 July, 2017
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When you take part in a tea ceremony, you will see that everything has meaning — the way the tea is prepared, the fluidity of movement when it is served, and the way it is delivered to you.
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21 June, 2017
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Macquarie Community College has just released its Term 3 Catalogue 2017 and it’s looking like a productive winter!
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19 June, 2017
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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.
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9 June, 2017
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Older Australians are embracing the digital life. This is no mean fete when you consider that the only screens available to people in the early 1950s were in cinemas…
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9 June, 2017
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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.
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25 May, 2017
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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.
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24 May, 2017
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Creativity is not as big a deal as most people make it out to be. You don’t have to ‘be creative’ to be creative. It’s not a ‘talent’ that you must possess before you’re allowed to practice it.
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18 May, 2017
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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.
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