Sunday, October 16, 2016

Meeting, meal and Christmas gift collection

Our last MNC Refugee Support Group meeting for the year will be held at 10am on Saturday December 3rd, at Wauchope Arts Hall. 
We are inviting members and friends to contribute some Christmas gifts for the Syrian refugee families in Newcastle.
Please make sure any gifts for children are in good condition, educational, hand made or wooden and not throw away plastic - Lego or construction stuff an exception.
If you would like to join us for lunch, bring along a plate of food to share.
If you have any queries or suggestions for the group, why not post them on our Facebook page?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Westport students' heartwarming approach

As a member of the Mid North Coast Refugee Group, Krissa Wilkinson was invited to Westport Campus to receive a donation of $300 raised by English Studies students. As part of Harmony Day activities the class worked together for eight weeks to plan the event celebrating the diversity and difference of our Australian community.
“It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the refugee issue but it is important to know that we can make a difference," Krisssa said.
Class members were delighted to learn that their donation helped to provide bicycles for refugees in Germany.
"We have been overwhelmed by the compassion in our community for refugees and many still contact us asking how they can help," said Krissa Wilkinson.
Teacher Katherine Henderson is proud of her students.
"They were happy to donate funds to the Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group," she said.
"The Year 12 students planned and executed the Campus celebration as part of the English Studies course, demonstrating exemplary event planning skills and team work."
"Their decision to give the proceeds of the day to the Refugee Support Group is testament to their admirable awareness of current issues and the holistic education they receive here at Westport Campus."
Refugees in Bielefeld Germany
The English Studies course offers senior students not seeking an ATAR a practical, engaging option tying language skills to ‘real world’ situations. This exciting and highly practical course offers students at Westport Campus an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how language skills can set them on the path to success in their chosen career. Just another example of how Westport Campus delivers innovative, 21st Century learning to students across the academic spectrum.