POSTED: 17th December 2018
MDSI will be taking a short break over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Click READ MORE for closure details.
POSTED: 13th December 2018
Become a volunteer supervising driver mentor with MDSI's U Turn Program
- Do you have an unrestricted NSW driver's licence?
- Can you help a learner driver get their P's?
- Can you commit to 1 -2 hours volunteering per week?
What is the u Turn Program?
The U Turn program helps young drivers who experience barriers accessing a car or a supervising driver prepare for their licence. Obtaining a drivers licence can help a young person achieve their study or employment goals. As a driver mentor all you need is your unrestricted NSW drivers licence and we will provided the car, insurances, fuel and mentor training.
To find out more contact our U Turn Program Coordinator today on P. 4627 1188 M. 0490 815 866 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: 17th October 2018 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 17th October 2018
Claymore residents may notice something new around the suburb. Two "Keep Claymore Clean" bins have been placed around Claymore.
POSTED: 26th September 2018 SOURCE: Macarthur Chronicle 25th September 2018
Beautiful and Strange: New residents build connection with Campbelltown through art.
Beautiful and Strange
- What: Art exhibition created by new migrants to the Campbelltown community
- Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre
- When: Exhibition closes on September 30
- Details: c-a-c.com.au
- Cost: Free
POSTED: 25th September 2018
Speech transcripts and photos from the opening event!
The Beautiful and Strange exhibition presents artworks by some of Macarthur's culturally and linguistically diverse residents. Their artworks explore their connection to Campbelltown and ties to their countries of birth.
POSTED: 18th September 2018 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 14th September 2018
Sana Al-Ahmar discusses MDSI's upcoming exhibition of artworks by immigrant and refugee women.
(This audio is copyright to SBS).
Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Saleem Al-Fahad Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 7:13
POSTED: 17th August 2018 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 15th August 2018
Holds First Birthday Event!
The Staples Bag 'pop-up' shop holds first anniversary celebrations on Wednesday, August 15.
POSTED: 10th July 2018 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 22nd June 2018
plus more in this interview with Sana Al-Ahmar.
(This audio is copyright to SBS).
Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Australia Alyaom. Manal Al-Ani. Ghassan Nakhoul Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 6:40
POSTED: 08th June 2018
A reflection from a HIPPY Tutor
Written by Barunaya Shnan......
Last year I enrolled my daughter with the Hippy program. With every time I received Hippy books and attended Hippy groups. I became more interested and I enjoyed the Hippy program. When I make a new friend, share ideas with other mothers, enjoying playing with my daughter and knowing more about my community's activity's.
Although I had my own job as an educator I found a lot of ideas from Hippy. I used them in my day care and I saw with every time in Hippy groups a strong relationship between Ann and her team. To be honest I was wishing to be one of them one day.
In the beginning of this year I was surprised to find out that Ann offered me to join the Hippy team. After one-month training and working with the Hippy team I realised that I had some problems. Firstly, I had a weakness in English because English is not my first language. Secondly teaching kids is different from teaching parents to be their kids own tutor and sometimes I forget what I learn from Ann in group training, so I fell that my confidence goes down and I start thinking maybe my group doesn't like me and that I'm not suitable for this job. But I like this job and the Hippy team, so I have to do something about it.
I talked to my husband and he encouraged me and said, "you are a very quick learner, you can do it".
So, I have to have a plan.
I observed where my weakness area was, and I worked on it.
Firstly, I talked to Kerns one of the tutors with me and I told her "please if you see me doing any mistakes please let me know so I can improve" and I also talked with my coordinator Ann and I also asked her how she saw I was doing my job, she encouraged me because she saw that I liked to learn. With my English I started reading my books before going to the group training and I found some words that were difficult to find in the dictionary. So, I made my own little dictionary. Then I asked my husband to help me with practising to Hippy books with him and he can do that activity with our daughter, so I can understand how to pass the information on to the parents. Now I completely understand what my problems were, and I am more confident to do my work.
POSTED: 07th June 2018 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 06th June 2018
A variety of local community groups are prepared for winter thanks to generous donations from Macarthur residents.