Corpus Christi College has partnered with our Settle In program to support newly arrived humanitarian entrants and eligible migrant young people through the youth program offered at Lynwood Intensive English Centre.
Settle In works with newly arrived humanitarian entrants and eligible migrants to support their transition into Australia and build their capacity to participate within their local communities.
One of the elements of this program includes facilitated 'Lifeskills Sessions' at the Intensive English Centre (IEC) in Lynwood once a week during each school term.
As part of Corpus Christi College's acts of service for their House Immersion for Caroline Chisolm House, the school nominated Communicare as a charity to raise donations for and will be supporting the students who access the 'Lifeskills Sessions' through Settle In.
With varying levels of English in the classes, these sessions are fun and interactive ways to learn about a range of topics, including, Aboriginal history, water safety with Surf Life Saving WA, mental and physical health with presentations from headspace and social engagement strategies with links to other young people in their local communities.
The program also encourages a space for people from similar backgrounds and conditions to come together, socialise and form bonds and networks.
During a recent session, students from Corpus Christi College attended Lynwood Intensive English Centre to connect with the participants over conversations regarding their journey so far in a new country.
Lynwood Intensive English Centre students were also presented with personalised letters and gifts and discovered more about the mainstream school services that were available to them once their English capacity developed.
This was a great way to engage and educate students who had recently made Australia their new home and is another great example of local partnerships and collaborations working to advance the standards of living for those requiring additional support in our communities.
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