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6 May, 2020
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Child care student, Margot, recently entered a writing competition with Axcelerate, and wrote about her time studying with Macquarie Community College. "Of course there were times when I heard my negative inner critic take over, but Sue, Heather (Lead Trainer) and the staff at MCC stood by me and helped empower me to get through the course."
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27 April, 2020
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Our Creative Writing Tutor, Julie Thorndyke, gave us 3 fun creative writing exercises to do during the lockdown. Explore your creative side and you'll be writing in no time!
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14 April, 2020
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Yet another memorable moment to put in the College history books. In the first week of April 2020, we started operating our virtual Community College. Another turning point for Macquarie Community College – and this in our 70th Anniversary year!
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26 March, 2020
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From Monday 30 March 2020, Macquarie Community College will temporarily cease our face-to-face delivery of classes. Over the next weeks our teachers, trainers and tutors are working together with the Program teams to get their classes ready to recommence for the start of Term 2 in May 2020, where we will introduce blended learning options.
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21 March, 2020
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Macquarie Community College is an educational community where we “walk together and talk together” regardless of our beliefs, backgrounds, colour, abilities or other “differences” – where everybody belongs.We urge all to do their bit to keep our communities strong, to offer a kind word or a cuppa to a neighbour that might be feeling vulnerable or sad, to depend on facts not fears. Stay Calm, Wash your Hands and Open your Hearts seems to me to be a good mantra for these times.
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6 March, 2020
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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Generation Equality. Generation Equality is a call to action to join forces across generations, to create a world where every girl and woman has equal opportunities to fulfil their full potential. At MCC, we are celebrating our 70th year of delivering inclusive and affordable learning opportunities, unlocking learning and earning pathways for a very broad and diverse range of women  - in 2019 more than 70% of our students were female and from a range of ages between 18 and over 70 from a very diverse range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
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17 February, 2020
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Once again, we are very pleased to share some highlights of independent, rigorous national research conducted by NCVER in 2019 summarising responses about accredited training delivered in 2018. In our 2019 report we again have results that are better than the 2019 national average of all VET providers.  71.2% of respondents were not employed prior to training, with 28.3% of them moving into employment after training with Macquarie Community College. 
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28 January, 2020
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Only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions were successful. This means more than half of the people who set a goal for the new year will fail! Make sure 2020 is your year for success!
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9 December, 2019
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Now’s the time to take control of 2020 and kick start your new year’s resolutions! Our Term 1 catalogue is out now and there’s hundreds of classes that can help you develop yourself in 2020, including over 20 new courses in Kombucha Brewing, Beeswax Wraps Making, Ukulele, Creative Writing, Resin Kewellery, Formal Cakes and Buttercream Cake Decorating and more!
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4 December, 2019
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Macquarie Community College recently celebrated its 2019 Staff Recognition Event where we handed out Staff Excellence Awards and Anniversary Awards. See the list of all the winners.
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