6 January, 2023
We welcome 2023 with much excitement as we return to some kind of norm. There is something about starting a new year that encourages us to pause and reflect on how we can improve ourselves. Most of us will make that annual new year's resolution. Whether it's "exercise more", "change careers", and "learn new things", here are some tips on how to keep those plans in place and follow through your resolutions for 2023.
1 July, 2021
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.
7 May, 2021
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!
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.
11 July, 2019
Jennifer immigrated to Australia a few years ago and struggled to find a job as an Accountant due to her low level of English. After a friend recommended she study English language at Macquarie Community College, her English communication skills drastically improved, along with her confidence, and helped her find her dream role in the industry! Read more about Jennifer's story.
18 February, 2019
One of our greatest motivators at Macquarie Community College is when we hear stories of positive employment outcomes for our students. English student, Seong Ju Mun, was able to find employment because of her new found confidence, gained at Macquarie Community College's popular English language classes.
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.