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Intensive English Class Expo 2020

09 Dec 2020

Image of a picasso-style self portait and a painted mask

Year 9 & 10

Sozdar

"I made this self portrait painting in IEC class in art . I have draw my self and I have used different colours that showing different emotion then I used black lines to make my painting interesting. I like this because it was fun."

"This is my canvas. I used lots of tape and painted on top, then I used more colour. I like it because I have used lots of colour."

"This was the best artwork , I made it in IEC class. I have used designs from my background from Syria and Kurdistan. Also I used heartbeat symbol of surgeon. I like it because it has lots of detail." 

Neema

"I made this Self Portrait painting IEC class. I used paint and black lines to make my portrait painting of my self. I like this because it help me to know how to describe my face and my emotions."

Neema

"This is my print of a tree . I used styrofoam. I liked it because it was fun."

Riham

"I helped my sister to cover a chair. I used a staple gun to attach the material to the chair."

Hussein

"I made this self portrait painting with IEC Year 9 class. I had use paint brush and different colours, then i have used black to make lines."

Hussein

"This is my print of a beautiful flower. I used styrofoam and drew a flower, then I put paint on the styrofoam to make my print."

Asem

"This is my print of a plant. I used styrofoam and drew a flower that I liked.  I used green and black."

Narges

"I made this self portrait painting (image on left below) in IEC Art class. I used different colours to show my emotions in each part in life and as the name implies, this painting represents the emotions, and the monsters inside each person that appear at different times.

I also used black lines in my portrait painting to show that these are as the experiences that make us up. I'm grate full to my teacher for which taught us a new meaning of life.

I like painting because it makes me feel good."

Claude

"This is my mask, I made it in IEC class. I have used designs from my culture with to my favorite colours. I make it  because I put everything I need to using on."

"I made this Self Portrait painting mask. I used brush and colours."  

"This was the best artwork. I used lots of tape and painted on top."

Ibrahim

"I made this Self Portrait painting in IEC Class. I used colors different lines to make my face in IEC class I like this because it was interesting."

Roaa Hani

"I made this painting of  my face,. I used black, yellow, red paint. It was fun."

Roaa Hani

"I made a print of some leaves. I used green and brown paint. It was easy."

Immaculee

"I made this Self Portrait painting in IEC Class. I used my favourite colours to make my face more visible and I draw different lines to make my face beautify and interesting. I like this because it was my opportunity to show my skills in drawing."

Immaculee

"This was the best artwork. I used lots of tape and painted on top, then I chose my different colours which are common in Vitenge (Congolese Women cloths)."

Reem

"I made this chair in class. it was fun."

Reem

"This is my print of a plant. I used Styrofoam and drew a flower, then I painted it. I liked it because it was the best artwork."

Jafar

"This is my print of a beautiful flower. I used Styrofoam and drew a flower, then I put colour on my Styrofoam."

Jafar

"This is my self portrait. It made it with IEC class Year 9. I have used different colours, then I have used black to make lines."

Ahmed

"I made this self portrait painting in IEC class. I used colour all over."

"This is my print of a flower. I used styrofoam."

"This was my best artwork. I used lots of tape and drew the letter A and then painted on top."

Sally

Bushra

Year 7 & 8

Bdoor

"I made this painting of a scene from Snow White in English. I enjoyed this because I like the story." 

Maryam

This is my timeline for Ancient Egypt hat I made in HSIE. This activity was interesting because we now know many story about Egypt.

Maryam

"I learnt how to calculate perimeter of a shape and to use the correct measurements."

Ali Sina

"I learnt how to read water and electricity metres and I also learnt how to read scales."

Ali Sina

"This is my mask, I made it in IEC class. I have used designs and colours that represent me. I drew my country and I am proud to from Afghanistan."

Masoumeh

My timeline of Ancient Egypt.

Masoumeh

"I learnt how to add or subtract fractions with different denominator or how to change the normal fraction to a mixed fraction."

Shahid

"I learnt how to read the numbers on the fuel gauges and I also learnt how to use a ruler to measure lines."

Shahid

Ali Fares

My fairy tale painting.

Zayd

"I made this painting of a scene from Gingerbread Man in English. I enjoyed this because its look real like it's from the story."

Zayd

"I learnt how to use scales to solve problems and use rates to calculate length for example salary and speed."

Moise

"This is my mask, I made it in IEC class. I have used designs and colors that represent me because is the colors of my country flag and my favorite colours.​"

"I learnt how to find the length of short side and to use Pythagoras theorem to find area and perimeter."

Zi Ye

"I learnt how to calculate rates for example cost of foods and how to use the correct measurements."

Painting from art class

Reading practice

Yvette

This is my mask, I made it in IEC class. I have used designs and colours that represent me. I liked making the mask because it was fun. This is  also my timeline for Ancient Egypt that I made in HSIE. This activity was interesting because it is a story of ancient Egypt.

Learning verb tenses

"I learnt how to measure scales with the right measurements and also learnt how to read the values in the fuel gauges."

Gulcheen

"I learnt how to solve divisions of decimals and to write down the numbers to the correct decimal place."

I made this painting of a scene from a fairytale  in English. I enjoyed this because I love art.

I created this flag in PDHPE. It is the flag of my country. I used the collage method to make it. I liked doing this task because I am a patriot for my country.

Amir

"I learnt how to use rates to solve problems and how to convert numbers for example kg to g."

Amir

This is my painted mask and my English workbook.

NSS Study and Homework Centre

As part of Callaghan College Waratah’s commitment to supporting the needs of students from refugee backgrounds, we have a long-standing partnership with Northern Settlement Services to deliver a weekly study and homework centre after school on Thursdays.

Staffed by a volunteer co-ordinator and tutors, the program links students with tutors who support them with assessment tasks, homework, reading, preparing for portfolio presentations, resume writing, scholarship and online job applications.

Students are encouraged to choose and direct what they need to work on for each session and they form strong and positive connections with their assigned tutors throughout the year.

For part of the year the program was delivered remotely via zoom to a small number of students.

Waratah Campus highly values this program and we look forward to its continuation in 2021.

STARTTS Project Bantu Capoeira Youth Leadership Program 

Since 2017 Waratah Campus has hosted a weekly Capoeira Angola program to support students from refugee backgrounds. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazillian cultural art-form comprising movement, music and song that promotes confidence, teamwork & wellbeing.

This year, two students form Waratah Campus were given the opportunity to begin training as assistant teachers for the Project Bantu Capoeira Program.

The program is designed to develop leadership skills in our students and offer them work and life experience and potential future employment opportunities within the Project Bantu. The program consists of 20 students across NSW from Coffs High, Orara High, Murry High, Emmaus Catholic College, Callaghan College Wallsend and we are proud to say Neema and Claude from Callaghan College Waratah.

Claude Bakumeza and Neema John, both in year 9 , were selected to join students from around NSW who meet weekly via zoom for group tutoring sessions to learn more about the history of capoeira , practice and refine their skills and learn about facilitating sessions with other students.

Celebrating the Year of Welcome

To celebrate Refugee Week in 2020 students and staff from across our three College campuses produced a video “Celebrating the Year of Welcome."

Taste of Harmony Recipe Book

In 2020 we celebrated Harmony Day by creating our own Taste of Harmony recipe book. This beautiful book is a celebration of our cultural heritage through the sharing of food and stories. We thank all our contributors, who have so generously shared their treasured family recipes for others to enjoy. 

We are so lucky at Waratah Campus to have one of the most culturally diverse student populations of any school in the Hunter region. The students and staff at Waratah speak more than 50 languages, covering almost every continent in the world, and almost one in four students speak more than one language. 

A wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds brings a richness to our classrooms, with new perspectives and experiences. 

Copies of this book are available to purchase for $5 from our Administration Office