29 December, 2020
Through a collaboration with Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC), the College have been providing services to a targeted population of Armenian speakers. The majority of the students have limited English speaking abilities and limited exposure to digital technologies. The College was asked to see if we could meet these dual needs by crafting a “personalised” training course for this community. By the end of the course, our cohort of students vastly improved their skills and confidence in using a computer and communicating using English.
17 December, 2020
This week we held an event for our Teaching Excellence Awards and Anniversary Awards. We celebrated the amazing efforts that our teachers have gone to this year, in order to bring quality training to our students in a year of constant change. Congratulations to all our finalists, award winners and anniversary award recipients!
9 December, 2020
After the challenges and changes that 2020 brought into our lives I think we will all be glad to welcome in 2021 and make a fresh start in the new year. We think that 2021 should be your year of learning. Start a new career, upskill or take up a new hobby!
26 October, 2020
Elaine, our talented Calligraphy tutor, has been teaching with Macquarie Community College for the last 30 years. She shares some of her memories as part of MCC's 70th birthday celebrations.
12 October, 2020
Gateway Community High is a new independent High School in Carlingford and an initiative of Macquarie Community College. It will open its doors to Year 9 and 10 students in January 2021. Come along to our Open Day to find out more about how Gateway Community High will be a place for young people to reconnect with their love of learning.
25 September, 2020
A “virtual” parliamentary event this week announced the latest Community Colleges Australia Report showing that Community Colleges continue to consistently out-perform TAFE, private for-profit and other providers, in supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.
22 September, 2020
In January 2021, Gateway Community High, an independent high school in Carlingford, will open its doors to Year 9 and 10 students. It will be a place for young people to reconnect with their love of learning. Gateway Community High is an initiative of Macquarie Community College, a leading provider of Adult Continuing Education for over 70 years.
9 August, 2020
Working and studying during this ‘Covid-era’ has transformed the way we work and highlighted the importance of having up-to-date digital skills in order to connect and thrive in your workplace or studies. Macquarie Community College recently received a grant from the Good Things Foundation to purchase several electronic devices (laptops and tablets) to lend to students to help with their studies. We saw a need within our community where some adults wanted to enrol in a computer course but were deterred as they did not own their own device. With our Loan Device Program, our students can borrow a laptop or tablet during the course of their studies.
1 August, 2020
With some face-to-face classes recommencing in Term 3, we are pleased to unveil the new carpark at the Carlingford campus to our returning students! The College wants to extend a big thank you to the State Government for the NSW ACE Infrastructure Program in providing a partial contribution of $73,000. With the addition of a significant contribution from the College reserves, we were able to complete work on the carpark earlier this year.
16 July, 2020
This past month, we celebrated our 70th birthday! Established in 1950 under the Eastwood Evening College, we were one of the first Evening Colleges to open its classroom doors to local, adult learners. Much has changed and adapted since then, but many things still remain. Read more about MCC's history.