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20 September, 2021
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Macquarie Community College were pleased to be announced winners for the best Adult Learners Week event for the second year in a row. During the event, we engaged 300 students who learned a variety of courses, including Lockdown Haircuts, Self Care During Lockdown, Stay at Home Beauty, Creating a Veggie Patch, as well as our classes from our current Leisure and Self Improvement offering, Flower Arrangement, Acrylic Pouring, Tai Chi, Guitar, Calligraphy and more!
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23 August, 2021
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At Macquarie Community College, we have always been firm believers that you should never stop learning because you can 'change your story' through learning a new skill! 'Change Your Story' is the theme for this year's Adult Learners Week. To celebrate Adult Learners' Week, we will be holding free taster classes and demonstrations in a variety of Leisure & Self Improvement courses. You can try Flower Arrangement, Acrylic Pouring, Meditation, Tai Chi & Qigong, Guitar, Self Care Beauty, Lockdown Haircuts and more!
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7 July, 2021
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Congratulations to not one but two MCC Members and former Directors, Sue Murray OAM and David Rickards OAM. They were both recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List last month and received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
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1 July, 2021
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In celebration of Refugee Week, one of our past students, Justine, was selected by SydWest Multicultural Services to have her portrait taken. Justine arrived in 2004 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Upon arrival, she worked hard to learn English at Macquarie Community College. Since then, she has also gained 2 Diplomas and a Bachelor of Social Science and now works in a State Member's Office where she organises various community programs. Justine is also a mother to 6 children.
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7 May, 2021
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Justine Ndayi is a multi-lingual, highly educated woman in a public facing role in the State Member's Office. She has come a very long way both geographically and academically in the last 25 years. She puts this down, in no small part, to Macquarie Community College and the Government-sponsored English language program offered to her as a new Australian immigrant. This is the remarkable story of Congolese refugee Justine Ndayi, who used education to revolutionise her life direction!
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28 April, 2021
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We had a fantastic Seniors Week event last week, with more than 100 Seniors attending 20 classes over 2 days. We had a great time learning new skills in Dancing, Korean Brush Painting, using Digital Devices, Dru Yoga, Meditation, Guitar, Drawing, playing Bridge, learning Spanish and French and more!
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7 April, 2021
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The 2020 Student Outcomes Survey is now out! We are especially pleased with the employment outcomes reported by our students. • 30.3% had an improved employment status after training • 34% were employed after training. Of these, 95.1 found the training relevant to their current job and 92.5% received at least one job-related benefit. • 91.9% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training
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6 April, 2021
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Macquarie Community College had the honour of hosting a visit from Michelle Rowland MP, Member for Greenway (Labor) at the newly opened Blacktown campus recently. Michelle has maintained a strong interest in the College over the years - especially given our community and student-centred approach to creating and providing inclusive, affordable training in a welcoming and respectful, supportive environment.
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22 March, 2021
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Harmony Day celebrations have been taking place across our College campuses, celebrating the beautiful diversity of our students and staff in our physical and virtual classrooms. Macquarie Community College has always been a place where we go above and beyond to create an environment where people from all walks of life feel welcome, supported and respected. So many of our students take the chance during Harmony Day to share their wonderfully rich stories about their culture, their country,  their education and work experiences, their favourite music, books, their language – and of course their favourite foods! Learning more about each other’s cultures, lives and other ways of living is a key to building peace and harmony through understanding.
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26 February, 2021
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Yesterday we were honoured to host many distinguished guests at the official re-opening of our Blacktown Campus, as well as celebrating 70 years of continuous operations since our origins as the Eastwood Evening College. Auntie Julie Jones, a proud Dharug woman, started the event with a warm Welcome to Country, beautifully delivered in language. She was joined by Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Tony Bleasdale, Mr Stephen Bali MP, Member for Blacktown, David Collins, Executive Director State Training Services NSW amongst others.
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