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Swim School

One of the most important skills children in Australia should learn is how to swim. In 2016, 41 people drowned in New South Wales and these alarming figures continue to rise. Australia is a country fortunate to be surrounded by water that is accessible to everyone from a young age. Swimming is not only a... View Article

Cupcakes for a Cure

We are excited to be involved in Cupcakes for a Cure Day on Wednesday 6th of September. We are requesting that you, the parents contribute homemade cupcakes, that will be sold by the Student Representative Council, to fundraise for the Kids’ Cancer Project. The Kids’ Cancer Project is an Australian charity focused on finding cures... View Article

Literacy and Numeracy Week

Our children will be celebrating Literacy and Numeracy Week with a plethora of planned activities. For Numeracy Week, the entire school, K-6, visited Taronga Zoo on a Maths Trail. To mark Literacy week this week, we have planned a Spelling Bee, a Book Character Parade and two author visits (Deborah Abela, Australian author of Max... View Article

Debating Tournament

Our Debating Interschool Tournament with AIA has been a highly successful event. The children, under the guidance of Ms Melligi, have been mastering their debating skills: the confidence to speak publicly; the construction of a logical argument and the ability to read an audience’s reactions and most importantly, the willingness to hear others’ arguments and... View Article

AusRelief Fundraiser

Mr Halbouni will be travelling with AusRelief to Cambodia for the final week of Ramadan. AusRelief will be leading a team of doctors and volunteers to deliver Ramadan food parcels to rural Cambodia. This is a very poor environment with hundreds of thousands of people doing it tough. AusRelief have led these teams now for... View Article

NAIDOC and the ‘Edg Virtual Reality’ Experience

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. The purpose of this committee is to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. As well as this, it is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to... View Article

Deng Adut’s Visit

Arkana College was fortunate enough to have 2017 NSW Australian of the Year, Deng Adut, visit our students and share his remarkable story. A truly inspiring story of overcoming adversity in Sudan, his trials and tribulations as a teenager and refugee in Australia and now as a successful lawyer. His story was moving and the... View Article

Harmony Day

The children came to school in a wave of orange to celebrate ‘Harmony Day’. Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and belonging. Mr Khoder and Ms Kourouche also organised a feast for the children to have before concluding the day with a powerpoint showcasing the day’s events.

Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program

Arkana College annually hosts a group of Indonesian visitors through the ‘Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program’ (MEP). This year, the MEP did include five emerging Indonesian Muslim leaders from a range of different backgrounds, many of whom are active in the field of education. During their visit to Arkana, they toured the school, meet with some... View Article

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