Multicultural Education

The Northern Bay College community is enriched by its large population of students whose first language is not English, many being born overseas. The rich tapestry of peoples from all over the world provides our community with many positives as well as challenges. It is our mission to provide the best possible education outcomes for all students. Accordingly, the CaLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) community have these aspirations.

Outstanding support at Northern Bay College

In order to better teach, and inform, both students and families - the college has significant numbers of staff dedicated to this work. In addition to teachers qualified to teach English as an Additional Language (EAL), there are a team of Multicultural Education Aides (MEAs) who have language skills covering our predominant family languages. Dari, Persian, Arabic, Karen, Karenni and Swahili. The EAL team is led by the College EAL Coordinator who can be contacted on the College email.

Northern Bay College acknowledges the importance of engaging parents in their child’s education and so to better teach and inform both students and families, the college has significant numbers of staff dedicated to this work. There are more than forty different languages spoken across the college and staff call on the skills and languages of Multicultural Education Aides (MEAs) to support them in their work.

Several major cultural events focus all college community members' attention on our valued multicultural community including Multicultural Diversity Week, Harmony Day and Refugee Week.

The College has 3 major focus points

EAL - English as an addition language

MEA support - Multicultural Education Assistants

Refugee Support