Refugee Support

With an ever increasing enrolment of refugees and asylum seekers in our community, funding was made available to embark upon a support model to assist both students and families in the transition to education in Australia. Since 2017 Northern Bay College has employed a CALD community worker building strong community connection to assist newly arrived families and students from a refugee background settle into their new community and their learning journey. We believe it is important to support families in their wellbeing and positivity to promote strong education outcomes.

Northern Bay College supports students to be successful in their education by building strong relationships with teaching staff, multicultural education aides, school leaders and the wider Geelong community to build their skills and have the best chance of success in their new surroundings. We are proud of the strong relationships that Northern Bay College have developed giving valuable opportunities to students and families to grow their capacity in the local community.

In 2020 Northern Bay College has been funded to employ an African Liaison Officer through the Department of Education and Training (DET). This role will foster relationships with our African students and help families navigate the Australian education system. The Officer will share knowledge and develop programs with other Liaison officers employed by DET to address the needs of this cohort of students and their families.

Both our staff and students come form Refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

Here are their stories