2022 CISWA Award Winner

CJ is proud to be announced as the joint winner of the

2022 CISWA International Education Initiative of the Year in Schools Award

At CJ we have always felt that it is the staff that sets us apart from other campuses. Their drive, passion and knowledge of our students and their needs is always of the highest level. Mishayla Webber, International and IEC Student Coordinator at CJ embodies all of these qualities, her support of our students and depth of her understanding is life changing for so many of them.

Congratulation Mishayla, we couldn’t be prouder.

From Milton Butcher, Principal Cyril Jackson SC:

Ms Webber has performed to the highest level of expectation in terms of supporting, nurturing and managing international students.  A number entered the IEC initially and then moved into the mainstream program to study a range of traditional school subjects.  She maintained deep interest in their academic progress as well as their individual wellbeing.  Her attention to them as individuals was pronounced.  She recognised that most were adults or near adults and did not necessarily have familial structures to rely on.  In particular she was acute in her support of the mental health condition of students, especially those experiencing isolation.  Her work was instructive in assisting their transition to an Australian school culture and program.  She was always attentive to liaison with families and TIWA.


Her approach was always student-centred and focused on them as individuals.  Her interest in them as individuals assisted in the transition from IEC to mainstream subjects.


Her easy going, yet sharp attention to the needs of schooling are recognised by the international cohort.  She is approachable, reasonable and professional.  They know that she reliable in carrying out functions and in completing tasks relevant to their needs.  She is trusted.


Ms Webber is commended for her work.

From the CISWA Announcement:

JOINT WINNER
2022 WA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR – SCHOOLS
Dedicated International Student Coordinator Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

The work done was born of the realisation by Mishayla Webber, International and IEC Student Coordinator at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, that the social and emotional wellbeing needs of our international students were not always being met, especially during the transition from Intensive English Centre into mainstream Year 11/12. Compounding factors were that many of CJSC’s students are over 18 years of age by Year 11, independent and with fewer external supports, and a lack of understanding by course counsellors and students themselves regarding appropriate post-secondary pathways.   To address these challenges Mishayla has undertaken a range of measures. These include:
–         Becoming a qualified facilitator trainer of the BRiTA program Building Resilience in Transcultural Australian
–         Establishing a more active relationship with TIWA
–         Developing clearer lines of communication, greater shared knowledge and deeper understanding of student issues and needs.  

International students at CJSC have access to all the benefits of being a student here, including Ethnic Education Assistants who speak their languages and our many well-being initiatives. Yoga classes allow a space for students to practice mind/body connection with a teacher who is also a trauma-informed yoga and meditation instructor. Benefits to students include improved mental health, understanding of their body and dealing with exam/study stress.   The award was accepted by Mishayla Webber, International and IEC Student Coordinator.
This award was sponsored by the Department of Education WA and presented by Joe Bontempo, Manager, International Education.
This award was sponsored by the Department of Education WA and presented by Joe Bontempo, Manager, International Education.

Mofflin House Scholarships

The Wesley College boys fundraise throughout the year via their “Jobs for Jackson” initiative. The boys take an active role in the scholarships process: they sort through the applications and take part in interviewing the candidates. They are genuinely delighted to hand over their earnings to the worthy winners.

The Cyril Jackson scholarship recipients were humble and gracious and talked about their schooling experiences before coming to Australia. Hares spoke on behalf of the others and the depth of gratitude that he expressed was truly moving.

Congratulations to this years winners:

Hares Vahdi

Adel Al-Ahmad

Matty Phungsa

Baiden Guaknam

Eric Ndambira Francais

CJ student Rosie Crammond wins double

CJ student Rosie Crammond was nominated by her teacher for the SCSA Exhibitions and Awards for Retails and Personal service, and won!!!

Rosie was awarded:

VET Exhibition – Retail and Personal Service

VET Certificate of Excellence – Retail and Personal Service

An Exhibition is a supreme award for a diligent student and Rosie certainly earnt the Award through her hard work and dedication as well as the interviews and presentations that VET student go through to determine the top student in each industry stream.

Congratulations Rosie, for your excellent work that has led to this acknowledged for your outstanding achievement.

Everyone at CJ is very proud of you, and your achievements are inspiring.

$10,000 granted to CJSC for the renovations of the Student Room

The Hon Dave Kelly committed $10,000 to Cyril Jackson Senior Campus’ Student Room project. The Student Room is a much needed space for the cohort at CJSC and it only seemed fitting that if the space is for the students, it is designed by them. Lead by student Rosie Crammond the Student Advisory Group project managed the extensive renovations.

Midlas also generously donated an amazing print by indigenous artist Wilo, which is hung for all to enjoy in the Student Room.

The Hon Dave Kelly, Member for Bassendean officially opened the room and spoke enthusiastically with all students and congratulated them on the impressive work they put into the renovations.

Well done team, what an amazing effort by all!

This project was supported by the State Government

Two CJ Students Win Zonta Study Grant

Two of our Year 11 students, Farzanna Rafee & Penny Niang Mang Pum attended the Swan Hills Zonta Awards Dinner on the 20 October and both won the $600 Study Awards Grant.  Eight year 11 female students were shortlisted for an interview and these two shone through.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

These young women certainly deserve their grants, and what an inspiration to other migrant students.

Well done Farzanna and Penny!

Festive Cake Creations by CJ Hospitality Students

This year’s hospitality student’s have produced some spectacular festive cakes over the last two weeks!

The students designed and created their own festive masterpieces, learning new skills along the way. They baked their own cakes and learnt the art of working with rolled icing, after some design work, they made their own decorations and assembled them.

Their teacher Cath MacDougall said “What I noticed most when taking pictures of the students with their cakes was the pride they felt. What incredibly, beautiful works of art!”

Well done hospitality students.

Mi Aim Goal – Snowman               Sabna Mirzale – Father Xmas      Leila Ogilvie – Lanterns

Plant Ark Seedling Bank and National Tree Day

The Community Services endorsed course applied for and received a grant of $500 through the Planet Ark Seedling Bank. Our project was to plant a native bird-attracting garden at CJ, to provide a safe habitat and food source for native birds like pink & grey galahs and to showcase our beautiful native, water-wise plants for students and teachers to enjoy.

We completed the planting last week and we welcomed IEC students and teachers the next day with home-made orange cake and a tour.  It was a really wonderful experience for everyone involved from learning about:

                  • the grant application process
                  • what National Tree Day is and Planet Ark
                  • benefits of trees to people & the planet
                  • benefits of water-wise natives
                  • selecting natives
                  • how to attract birds into a garden
                  • types of native birds
                  • measuring and designing a garden
                  • how to plant native seedlings

Special thanks to Craig, our gardener for his expertise and Belinda for her support with the project.