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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 […]

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week Awards 2020

While the achievements of the Atwea College community are celebrated annually, in 2020 the Adult Learners Week Awards have highlighted additional levels of resilience and commitment by both students and staff. Atwea College Chairperson, Chris Seysener and Executive Director Rowan Cox, announced five awards on Thursday 3 September at a small (CovidSafe) event and using […]

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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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Atwea joins The Inclusive 100 movement

At the end of 2019, Atwea College proudly joined Castle Personnel’s initiative The Inclusive 100, to increase employment and the social inclusion of people living with a disability. Today, Castle’s CEO Dianne Hamer, presented a certificate to our Executive Director, Rowan Cox acknowledging our involvement with the initiative. The inclusion pledge that Castle has put […]

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Atwea Student named Australian Student of the Year

Carmel Kentwell lives by the motto ‘It’s not worth letting life get you down, you just need to keep going!’ and her journey is a shining example of overcoming life’s hurdles. Carmel grew up in the NSW country town of Warren, near Dubbo, in a lower socio-economic area where she had limited access to educational […]

Alesco

Students’ lives changed through alternative education

As enrolments for 2020 open at the Tomaree campus of the award winning Alesco Senior College, graduating students are encouraging young people to consider a different pathway to completing high school. In the past three years, more than 60 young people who were at risk of not completing their school education, are now creating exciting […]

Ignite Conference

Music industry experts unite to share

Last week, Atwea College brought together notable music industry personalities to share their expertise with emerging artists and industry newcomers looking to launch their career in the music industry. The Atwea Ignite Conference hosted four sessions which provided insightful conversations between experienced industry figures and aspiring professionals including an exploration of careers in the industry, […]

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week awards night

We concluded the 2019 Adult Learners Week celebrations with our awards night to recognise those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to learning and education. The Adult Learners Week Awards night was held on Thursday the 5th of September at Atwea’s Cooks Hill Campus. We presented five awards on the night, recipients included; Donna Freeman who […]

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