News stories tagged with "COVID-19"
College showcase focuses on positives of online learning
November 24, 2021
Staying connected, safe and well during the pandemic was the overriding theme of this year’s Navitas Skilled Futures CEO Roadshow. More than 100 staff from ACT and South West Sydney colleges attended the online roadshow, held on 29 October, World Teachers’ Day, to reflect on the year that had its challenges but also many positive […]
Praise for teachers on World Teacher’s Day
October 29, 2021
A Sydney Morning Herald story featuring Navitas English teacher Camilla Portela has given people an opportunity to thank Western Sydney’s teachers for their “heroic” efforts during the pandemic. The story, about Ms Portela going beyond immediate duties to support students in need, attracted dozens of comments from the community, all but one of which praised […]
World Teachers’ Day Profile: Fairfield Youth Teacher Camilla Portela
October 15, 2021
Generous and passionate are two words regularly used by students and colleagues to describe Fairfield’s Youth Teacher, Camilla Portela.
Her colourful classroom in the top right-hand corner of the college is often buzzing with movement, laughter and chatter. But don’t mistake that for frivolity. This is a class that gets stuff done. And the fact that students enjoy doing it means they turn up each day, they knuckle down and they achieve results – and not just in language, literacy and digital skills.
‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series supports students
October 11, 2021
Navitas English’s ‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series is now delivering our 5th series of sessions to support our community. Webinar topics range from Protecting your family from Covid-19 by the NSW Refugee Health Service (Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese language), Job Search Strategies by Dress for Success, Updates for the Afghan community with Dari interpreter by […]
Basim’s finger on the Pulse during COVID-19
September 30, 2021
Navitas Skilled Futures Stakeholder Engagement Manager Basim Shamaon was one of six community leaders who presented to policymakers this week at the launch of a report looking into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in South Western Sydney.
The Pulse Report, by the Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), seeks to amplify the voices of these communities, presenting insights and actionable recommendations for now and the future, to manage the impacts of the pandemic and plan for recovery.