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Diverse Communities Newsletter - Term 3 2020


Recycling presentation by Ecocentral for ELC and 11ELL1 students. 

2020: A tough year but much to be proud of

by Ben Gresham

Welcome to Hagley’s new Diverse Communities newsletter. This is an update on some of the things that have happened this year related to the work we do with students from new and emerging communities as well as some things coming up.

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Festival of Adult Learning

by Anne-Marie Rose

Collaborative Festival of Adult Learning event for 2020, the Year of Lifelong Learning, Te Tau Ako Pae Tawhiti.

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Staff Profile: Namrud Gebreab

by Namrud Gebreab (Bilingual Support Worker)

Kia ora, my name is Namrud Gebreab. I was born in Ethiopia in 1983, and grew up there.

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Parvin showing her crocheting skills while Wolin watches.The exhibit “Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond” will be showing at the Canterbury Museum until 8 November.

A visit to the Museum

by Sahar Arefi (student in 11ELL class)

On Thursday 6th August 2020 11ELL students and teachers visited Canterbury Museum.

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Mixing Bowl: New group for Hagley’s female refugee and migrant students

by Isabelle Wagmi (Bilingual Support Worker)

Settling in a new country has always had its good and not so good aspects.

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Hagley Multi-ethnic Homework Centre update

by Jane Coppell (Homework Centre teacher)

At the Homework Centre we have been helping children learn to read, write and do math.

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This is a special moment when I met Shaun Wallace, The Dark Destroyer from The Chase. I almost didn't recognize him because he was smiling so broadly. What a lovely gentleman who offered to take the photo before I did!

Nicola Newcombe: Newcomer to HALC

by Nicola Newcombe (HALC Tutor)

When I reflect on who I am, I really feel everything that has happened in my life has brought me to Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC).

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Ava's class end of term 2 outing July 2020

Hagley Adult Literacy Centre

by Joanna Fox

This year the Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC) moved to the Hagley campus at 102 Champion Street, Edgeware.

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New ESOL class helps parents keep learning

by Norma Orlowski and Vida Zelenka

11ELC is a new class at Hagley this year. It is mainly for students who have children at the pre-school or at Hagley College.

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Kia ora from the ELL Department

by Lesley Cowie (ESOL teacher and careers and pathways mentor)

Our classes have been so busy in Term 3. Staff and students are so excited to be in the classroom together. We have been learning in and out of the classroom this term. Here are just some of the learning opportunities we have had:

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Hagley Preschool news

by Jocelyn Wright

Tēnā koutou katoa. This term we have welcomed six tamariki (children) and families from Eritrea into the preschool.

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Muslim Community Learning Communities Hub @Hagley

by Jumayah Jones

The launching of the Learning Communities Hub was held at Hagley College Cafeteria on Friday 24th July.

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NCEA Preparation Course

by Ben Gresham

Every year, in the first week of Term 3 school holidays Hagley College run ‘NCEA Preparation Course’ for refugee background students throughout Christchurch.

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