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Student Story – Daizee Watling

Education is a powerful resource that can be used to change the course of someone’s life. Daizee Watling had a crossroads moment at school when she made the change to Alesco Senior College’s Newcastle campus based at Cooks Hill. “I was not fitting in at my previous school and believe that changing to Alesco allowed […]

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Cosi all wrapped up

Cosi has finished and the show was a huge success! Congratulations to the cast and crew on a great performance. Be sure to check out what’s coming up at the CAS. In a burnt-out old theatre adjoining the grounds of a mental hospital in 1970s Australia, a motley crew is assembling. Corralled by the manic […]

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Life changing education

Akiva Pacey O’Toole was the first student to walk through the doors of Alesco Senior College in Tuncurry at the schools inception in 2016. She used the opportunities Alesco offered her to work on her personal growth and work out where her life would take her. She became a dedicated and determined young lady who […]

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Atwea welcomes new trainer Tristan Forbes

Tristan Forbes is our newest staff addition to The Creative Arts Space in Hamilton. Teaching the Music Skill Set and the Certificate III in Music Industry, Tristan combines a mixture of core and elective units that assists learners to achieve their goals and contextualize how they can fit it into their own strengths. Tristan endeavours […]

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Passionate about providing learning support

Assisting students during their educational journey is the main purpose behind Atwea’s Student Support Services (SSS) unit. Particularly during the pandemic, this unit has played a vital role in helping students ensure their learning goals are on track in order to enter into positive, long term employment. Ben Parsons joined the team as a Student […]

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Atwea student wins 2020 Student of the Year Award

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Education Student of the Year Awards that took place on 25 November via Zoom and involved about 120 people at more than 20 locations along the east coast of Australia. Atwea College student Kristal Barlow won the 2020 Community Education Student of the […]

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Anti-Poverty Week 2020

Atwea College and Alesco Senior College are proud to be taking part in activities that raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week 2020. Anti-Poverty Week runs from 11th – 17th October 2020 and throughout this week we will be sharing information under the theme ‘Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education’. By bringing poverty to the forefront […]

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Bringing music to the streets

Atwea College has joined forces with the business community to help create live music ambience across the City of Newcastle. Live Spots was launched in August and is a collaborative initiative of the Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) of Hamilton, Newcastle, Mayfield and Wallsend and will see the establishment of four sites initially that will be […]

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Atwea invests in region’s future

As our region continues to move into recovery and renewal, the Atwea College team remains focussed on providing the right education and training support for our community. For more than 100 years, Atwea (formerly WEA Hunter) has continuously provided education in good times and in bad, and it is no different in 2020. As Covid19 […]

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COVID Safe at Atwea College

COVID Safe at Atwea College  Atwea College is now registered as a COVID Safe organisation with the NSW Government. This means that Atwea offers a range of accessible and safe learning options for students.  Atwea Executive Director Rowan Cox, said that the organisation moved quickly to ensure that its staff, students and all those who came […]

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