On Wednesday, 29 June, over 40 staff within the Nirimba Education Precinct gathered at the Tradewynds Cafe for an insightful breakfast seminar on "STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics" presented by Professor Kathryn Holmes. This event included professionals from Western Sydney University The College, St John Paul II Catholic College, Wyndham College and TAFE Western Sydney who are involved in mathematics, science and technology education.
St John Paul II and Wyndham College were privileged to have members of the Nirimba Naval Association of Australia present at their ANZAC Ceremonies this year.
On Wednesday, 8 June, careers advisors and counsellors from the four Nirimba Education Precinct partners gathered at St John Paul II Catholic College to present and collaborate around their activities taking place within the precinct. This included professionals from Western Sydney University, TAFE Western Sydney, Wyndham College and St John Paul II Catholic College.
St John Paull II Catholic College together with Wyndham College have signed an agreement with the Nirimba Education Precinct – Western Sydney University Library that enables the Year 11 and 12 senior secondary students to use the library for research and have borrowing rights! This gives a significant advantage to the HSC students as the library has a wonderful collection that complements the shared Wyndham/StJPII Library resource.
On Wednesday, 9 March, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Wyndham College and St John Paul II Catholic College gathered at the NEP Green Skills Hub for the annual Koori Welcome Lunch!
On Thursday, 8 October, Year 11 Science Students from St John Paul II Catholic College and Wyndham College had to opportunity to attend university classes at Western Sydney University! These science experiences were offered as part of their partnership established within the Nirimba Education Precinct.
Fifteen students from the Nirimba High Schools – St John Paul II Catholic College and Wyndham College, received awards, along with a Nirimba TAFE College student, in a recent Celebration Ceremony held at Nirimba. All students were successful in negotiating pathways to tertiary education on the Precinct.
The Aboriginal Student Conference has become a regular event on the Nirimba Education Precinct over recent years. The theme for this year was well developed by the Keynote speaker Jeff Dunn – Western Sydney University The College Indigenous Project Officer, who explored the 2014 conference theme Pathway to Success, by illustrating from his own journey and also from that of others whom he had mentored over the years and who were present on the day. The purpose of the conference is to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ success and to inspire participants to find their own pathway to success by considering a range of vocations and options for further study.
Yet again students from St John Paul II and Wyndham Colleges (the two senior high schools on the Nirimba Education Precinct) have attained outstanding results in the Western Sydney University units they undertook at Western Sydney University The College. The students were presented with their awards at a special ceremony at Nirimba on Wednesday 30 April. The fifteen students achieved: seven High Distinctions; six Distinctions; and two Credits. This will entitle thirteen students to a special Nirimba scholarship with UWS. All students will be provided with an early offer of entry to the University.
In an incredible performance all 12 students from St John Paul II Catholic College and Wyndham College who undertook first year university study at Western Sydney University The College during Semester 2 received credit, distinction or high distinction grades. There were no failures and no pass grades. Each of these students is currently completing their Year 11 school studies.
The five students from St John Paul II Catholic College: Jasmin Baena; Sonyia Juarez; Tanyia Juarez; Esmerlyn Venturozo; and Jodie Borg and the seven Wyndham College students: Vicky Bryant; Shakiera Bowman; Ola Moucharrofie; Jarrod Husking; Kenza Kabi, Nathaniel Daines, and Clara Bedzo were all delighted with their results.