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SAIL Program Newsletter 3
SAIL Program Newsletter 3
Dandenong Robinson Campus – June 2007
The ‘let us know’ list
1 If any of your contact details have changed, please let us know.
2 If you are planning to have contact with your student outside of SAIL hours you must let us
know first and complete the contact request form.
3 If you intend to bring a friend to SAIL please direct them to the website first and direct them
to apply online or just let us know beforehand.
4 Let us know if you are going to miss a Saturday via the online “Can’t Come Form”
5 Please check and read your emails each week – if possible, Friday is best!
6 Please let us know before you speak publicly or publish an article about SAIL.
Ongoing offers
1 Photocopying- for any SAIL related photocopying, simply mark the pages from the books you
want copied and give the book to the co-ordinators on Saturday – it will be ready for you the
following week!
2 The Tutor Resources section of the website is available at all times to provide tutors with
ideas, games, work-sheets and support. We strongly suggest that if you are experiencing
difficulties of any kind when working with your student, you post a request for advice on the
SAIL Panel of Experts Bulletin Board – the password was in the email with this newsletter.
Diary dates
1 The week 5 tutor talks for 2007 occur on 16 May, 20 June, 25 July, 5 September, 3 October
and 7 November 2007.
2 If you are interested in attending any upcoming African Australian events click here for
the details.
Please read this newsletter in the following week it gives updates on SAIL past, present and future!
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A Big Welcome to SAIL Dandenong
Robinson’s June Newsletter!
We’ve had an exciting few weeks which included
a visit to our sister campus, Dandenong Langhorne,
Multicultural Celebrations day with SAILors dressing
up in national costumes and sampling a delicious
range of foods from different continents and
celebrations as surprise farewell party for Matthew
Brodie, our Saturday co-ordinator for some 3 years.
And in the upcoming weeks…
Tutor Talks
Tutor talks are a brilliant forum for tutors to access
a wealth of knowledge from past tutors and other
experts, and ask all those questions you never get
time to address during SAIL time. Unfortunately our
last tutor talk was cancelled due to illness,
so apologies to those of you who made it along.
At the next SAIL Tutor Talk, Gatwech Puoch and
Sara Karim will be giving a talk about the refugee
settlement experience in honour of ‘World Refugee
Day’. The talk is scheduled to run on Wednesday 20
June from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 193 Hotham Street
(cnr Clarendon St), East Melbourne
To access this venue:
Enter via Hotham Street
Parking free city side of Clarendon St only
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Tram numbers 75 and 48
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Jolimont Train station
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Please also make a note in your diary of the rest
of the tutor talk dates for the year:25 July, 5
September, 3 October and 7 November 2007.
A Big Welcome Aboard to Aidan and Tom!
Congratulations and a warm welcome to Aidan
and Tom, our new co-ordinators! Aidan is a
Chinese-speaking, guitar-playing Star Wars mega-fan.
Tom on the other hand, likes traveling, surfing and is
a big Essendon supporter. Please have a chat and get
to know them, if you don’t already!
This month’s theme: Sudan
In the past month, we busily studied “Aboriginal
Australia” with some of our tutors jumping
right into it. Mary brought in her didgeridoo,
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page which everyone took turns to blow into – this was
really fun but unfortunately, we didn’t get much
music out of it! Some of our SAILors also pointed
out the Aboriginal flag in Dandenong’s main strip!
Our theme for this month is “Sudan”. It will give our
SAILors an opportunity to learn about their parent’s
country. Please ask your students to compare life
in Sudan to life here in Australia – what things are
the same, what are different, what they like/don’t
like/miss about Sudan, what they like/don’t like in
Australia. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, here are
some helpful sites:
CIA Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/
publications/the-world-factbook/geos/su.html
Sudan.net - http://www.sudan.net/
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan
African Studies Center -http://www.africa.upenn.
edu/Country_Specific/Sudan.html
Another interesting point to note is that 20th
June is World Refugee Day. This year is the 6th
anniversary of World Refugee Day, which was a
celebration designated by the United Nations,
in honour of the courage, resilience and strength
of refugees. On this day, thousands of organisations
in hundreds of countries will come together
to focus global attention not only on the plight
of refugees and the causes of their exile, but also
on the refugees’ determination, their will to survive
and the contributions they make to their host
communities. In Melbourne, UNHCR will launch
a Refugee Speaker’s Bureau of young refugees
willing to share their personal stories to help build
understanding about refugee issues. This year’s
theme for World Refugee Day is “A New Home,
a New Life”.
SAIL Penpals – Letters Wanted!
Now that penpals have been sorted and matched,
it’s time to encourage SAILors to practice their
English and write to their penpals. They will get a
chance to meet them (if they haven’t already) at the
SAIL Birthday Celebrations. Please post your letters
by putting them into the red letterbox on the stage
and Matthew Post will make sure they get to your
pen pals!
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If any SAILors are interested in pen pals but missed and pick a movie you would like to see. Write some
out, please let Emily know. It’s not too late to join in! sentences explaining your choice and draw a picture.
Library News
5. Look at all the different countries listed and use
an atlas to locate all these different places.
Latest update from Karen and her team: We have
begun to organise library books into levels so please 6. Cut out a picture and try to write a story about
encourage your students to put books back where
what you think the picture is about.
they found them. The colour codes are as follows:
7. Look through the pages of your newspaper to
Red – Reference and Non-fiction
locate something you can see, something you can
smell, something you can taste, something you can
Yellow – Picture books
hear, and something you can touch.
Blue – Easy readers/Young readers
8. Cut out advertisements from newspapers.
Green – Medium readers/Teen readers
Ask students to list the products in order, according
to the appeal of the ads, then explain why and if the
Black – Harder readers/Older readers
ad was effective.
These codes are just a general guide for tutors,
9. Cut up a small article then get the students to
so they have some idea of the level of English
rearrange words/sentences in the correct order.
required for each book.
10. See how many words appear in an article that
Please note that reference, non-fiction books and
starts with the letter “A”.
the SAIL literacy-leveled books are located on the
smaller curtained bookshelf while the rest of the
books are on the main bookshelf.
Pinboards – calling for contributions!
As you may have noticed, we have a pinboard that
is currently full of SAIL Away photos. Please feel
free to contribute any SAIL-related photos and
encourage students to pin their work up for display.
Alternatively, if your student isn’t keen to display
their work, they can store their work in folders
labelled with their name. These folders are to be
kept in the plastic tubs located at the front of the
stage. This is a great way for your student to see
how they have progressed and what they have
achieved throughout the year.
The Age newspaper – and interesting things
to do with it!
Here are a few fun activities you can do with the
paper every week:
1.Cut out letters or words and stick onto
another sheet of paper to ‘write’ a letter in
‘ransom note’ style.
2. Make a newspaper hat.
3. Have a copy for each of your students and do a
‘word search’ – say a word and get the students the
find it in the article. See how many times the same
word comes up.
4. Talk about what makes a movie popular.
Then look through the movie ads in today’s paper
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page 11. Make an alphabet book.
12. Cut out as all the words and pictures that begin
with “P”.
13. Read an article without an accompanying picture,
then draw your own based on the text.
14. Go on a scavenger hunt in your newspaper:
Find a teaching job ad, house for sale in Dandenong,
a movie showing at the cinemas, a music artist
touring Australia, a sports star’s name etc.
15. Make papier- mâché!
For even more ideas head to eMit’s Newspapers:
Classroom Activities - http://www.emints.org/
ethemes/resources/S00001146.shtml and follow
the links.
WholeSAIL News
Researchers for Asylum Seekers Fundraiser
Thursday 21 June 2007
Cape Live (upstairs), 298 Brunswick Street
(corner of Johnston St), Fitzroy
Doors open 7.00pm
Door price: $10
To mark the United Nations’ World Refugee Day
(June 20) and Australia’s Refugee Week (June 17
– 23), the Institute for Community, Ethnicity and
Policy Alternatives (ICEPA) is throwing a fundraising
bash. There will be live musical performances from
Light Says Solo, Clinkerfield, RGB and Ryan Sterling
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so come along and join the party!
All funds raised will go towards the launch of the
ICEPA’s book “Seeking Asylum in Australia” and
also towards their October Seminar on World
Refugee Day. All information concerning this seminar,
including speakers, cost and registration can be
directed to Sue Butterworth. Registration for the
seminar is also now open – book your place with
Sue on (03) 9919 5478 or by emailing
[email protected]
Fitzroy Ball Fundraiser
Total trivia
SAIL has over 300 volunteers at six campuses,
all of whom donate at least 2 hours each week
to SAIL. This amounts to at least 26,400 voluntary
hours donated each year to the Sudanese community
through SAIL. Assuming that our time is valued
at $15 an hour, this means SAILors donate about
$396, 000 of time annually. Over almost seven years
Saturday 23 June 2007
San Remo Ballroom, 365 Nicholson St,
Carlton North
7.00pm to midnight
Tickets: $90
If you’d rather glam up than jive to live music,
then join in the glitz at the Fitzroy Ball, in
celebration of Refugee Week. Organized by
The Melbourne Times and The Fitzroy Learning
Network, all proceeds will go towards their refugee
program and The Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse.
since SAIL was officially founded, this would amount
to about $2.77 million which, in turn, could buy a
very good house in Toorak. If you were then to fill the
house with the sandwiches provided at the lunch....
Great thanks and good vibes to all SAILors who
have made the transition from one campus to two
Book tickets over the phone at: (03) 9017 1125
or (03) 9417 2897 or online at:
so smooth and for riding the bumps along the way.
<http://www.moshtix.com.au/SearchResults.
asp?FormAction=Search&Keywords=FITZROY%20B
ALL&caller=mguide>
ensure an 11am sharp start to SAIL each week,
Volunteers Wanted!
Brenda Martin, an Honours student at the University
of Queensland Faculty of Psychology, is looking
for voluntary participants for her research project
on the social attitude of volunteers and how this
influences reactions to different volunteering
scenarios. Participants will complete a 20-minute
online questionnaire available at:
Thank you also for continuing to arrive on time to
as it is so important to make the most of the short
time we have.
Smooth SAILing,
Matthew and Emily
http://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/volunteers
All volunteers on the SAIL team are eligible
to participate and your efforts will be highly
appreciated. Should you be interested in the
findings and implications of the study, Brenda
and her supervisor, Dr Winnifred Louis will be
more than happy to discuss the outcome with you.
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SUPPLEMENT - 2007 World Refugee Day events SBS Radio giveaways and much more.
Featured artists will include Jali Buba Kuyateh
& Diyaa Looloo (Senegambia), Diafrix (afro hip hop),
Dereb Desalegn & Lion of Judah (Ethiopia),
South Sudan Musica and King Bell (Sudan/ Congo),
The event will commence with a soccer competition Ajak Kwai (Sudan), Wang Zheng Ting & The
Australian Chinese Music Ensemble (China),
for young people from 12.30pm – 2.00pm.
The program will commence at 2.30pm and include Dursan Acar (Kurdistan), Sultan Miazoi (Afghanistan),
Mehr Band (Iran) and more exotic sounds from
speakers from the Afghan, Chin, Karen, Liberian
Eritrea, Ethiopia and Burundi. Free event.
and Southern Sudanese communities talking about
their past or present experiences as refugee young
Time: noon – 5.00pm
people or their future dreams. The DVD of the
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall & Napier St, Fitzroy
Living in Harmony Building Bridges project will be
http://www.multiculturalarts.com.au/
featured as well as cultural performances.
Sunday 17 June
Time: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Braybrook All Nations Indoor Soccer Competition
Venue: Mitcham Baptist Church,
Help us celebrate Refugee Week, come along and
8-12 Simla Street, Mitcham
support your team.
Contact: Sue Herbst (03) 9285 4888
Saturday June 16
Mitcham Youth event organised by Migrant
Information Centre (East Melbourne)
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June
Sale Refugee Healing Trail
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Recwest Playground, Braybrook
“Healing Trail – Refugees Finding New Dreams
with Us” is the story of refugees, their dreams,
hopes and feelings of angst at starting a new life in
Australia. The traumas of fleeing conflicts and wars
in their country of origin, living in refugee camps and
detention centres and seeking asylum in Australia
are the experiences and stories that have created
the Healing Trail. Refugees and Australians share
their experiences and their journeying together
in this healing trail. It is organised by Christian World
Service, National Council of Churches in Australia.
Sunday 17 June
Carlton World Refugee Day Rally 2007
Time: 16 June at 8.00am – 17 June at 9.00pm
Address of Venue: St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral,
Foster Street (Princes Highway), Sale
Contact: Rev Bernard Buckley (03) 5144 4100 (Sale)
or Visier Sanyu (03) 9650 6811 (Melbourne)
Email: [email protected]
Cost: Free
Saturday June 17
Fitzroy Emerge Festival
Victorian launch of Refugee Week. Be part of this
massive cultural celebration as the magnificent
Fitzroy Town Hall opens its doors and closes off
the street for two non-stop stages of dazzling
world music performances, a vibrant cultural
marketplace, the aromas of an Ethiopian coffee
ceremony, tasty authentic foods from all corners
of the globe, creative kid’s activities with Amanda
King, photographic displays by Iranian artist
Mitra Malekzadeh and Kristin Diemer, bellydance
workshops with Underbelly, henna tattoos,
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page Rally to celebrate the courage and contribution
of refugees and asylum seekers to our society
and to make our voices heard in demanding
humane policies where refugees are welcomed
not jailed. Music, speakers and a colourful march
to join Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Festival
at Fitzroy Town Hall. Please help Victoria’s Refugee
Action Collective build an overwhelming show of
support for refugees this World Refugee day.
Time: 12 noon with march to join in the
Emerge Festival at 1.30pm
Venue: Outside Melbourne Museum,
Nicholson St, Carlton
Contact: Marie Hapke 0409 252 673
Cost: Free. Donations welcome.
Monday 18 June
Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group
Luncheon
Two course luncheon to raise funds for Asylum
Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) with guest speaker
from the ASRC. Members, friends and all interested
parties welcome.
Cost: $15 per person
Time: noon – 3.00pm
Venue: Montmorency RSL, Petrie Park, Mountain
View Rd, Montmorency (Melways 21 D6)
Contact: [email protected]
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Tuesday 19 June
Fitzroy Learning Network Open Day
Wednesday 20 June
Refugee Speakers’ Bureau
Fitzroy Learning Network will be celebrating
Refugee Week with an Open Day, including
the launch of the new Computer Clubhouse Facility,
Christmas in June Community Lunch,
End of Term Celebrations, with food, festivities
and fun.
Melbourne UNHCR Regional Representative
Richard Towle & Australian Red Cross Chief
Executive Officer Robert Tickner invite you to
the launch of the Refugee Speakers’ Bureau.
The Refugee Speakers¡¦ Bureau is a new public
awareness project to increase public understanding
about refugee issues through the sharing of
personal stories.
Time:12 noon onwards
Venue: Fitzroy Learning Network,198 Napier Street,
Fitzroy (opposite Fitzroy Town Hall)
Contact: (03) 9417 2897
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fitzroylearningnetwork.org.au
Cost: Free. Please bring a plate of food to share.
Tuesday 19 June
Castlemaine Screening of “The Lost Boys of Sudan”
Castlemaine Community House and Rural
Australians for Refugees Castlemaine, in association
with the Tomorrow Foundation, will hold a screening
of the acclaimed documentary “The Lost Boys of
Sudan”. $5 entry.
Time: 7.00pm
Venue:Theatre Royal, Hargreaves Street, Castlemaine
Contact: (03) 5472 4842
Tuesday 19 June – Friday 22 June
Brunswick Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre
Refugee Week Display Display in Library foyer.
Input from asylum seekers and volunteers to display
various activities for the ASWC, how the centre
operates and what it means to the clients and
volunteers.
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Contact: Ann Feely, 9388 2459
Email: [email protected]
Tuesday 19 June
Gisborne Refugee Day at Gisborne Secondary College
We are celebrating Refugee Day at Gisborne
Secondary College by having 2 speakers from
the Centre for multicultural youth issues come
and speak to approximately 200 year 10 students
about their lives prior to living in Australia and also
about their experiences adapting to Australia and
its culture. We are also having the Asylum Seekers
Catering Service cater for the event with finger food
from other cultures.
Times: 1.15pm – 3.15pm
Venue: Gisborne Secondary College,
Gisborne Melton Road Gisborne
Contact: Jan Taylor 54278272
Email: [email protected]
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page Time: 12.30pm
Venue: Conference Centre, State Library of Victoria,
Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Melbourne
RSVP: by Thursday 14 June
Contact: Jo Szwarc on (03) 9345 1804
or [email protected]
Francesca Wollaston on (02) 6120 1111
or [email protected]
Wednesday 20 June
Melbourne Department of Justice Event for World
Refugee Day 2007
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Department of Justice, Level 27,
121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Contact: [email protected]
Invite only.
Wednesday 20 June
Dandenong Celebrating Cultural Diversity,
Promoting Tolerance and Respect
World Refugee Day and Refugee Week
celebration featuring cultural performances from
diverse community. Recognising young people’s
achievements and contributions toward the refugee
community and wider community in general.
The event has been organised by Multicultural
Youth Action Group: South-Eastern Region Migrant
Resource Centre, the Centre for Multicultural Youth
Issues, Foundation House, Centrelink, SEAAC, SFYS,
Greater Dandenong Community Health Service,
Reconnect and Connection, in conjunction with
City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong
youth services.
Time: 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Venue:The Castle, Princes Hwy, Dandenong (Melway 90 C6)
Contact: Kyaw (Joe) Soemoe,Youth Development
Officer, City of Greater Dandenong Youth Services
(03) 9547 4698 or 0414 015 919
http://www.greaterdandenong.com/Documents.
asp?ID=7600&Title=Greater+Dandenong+Youth+N
etwork. Free entry to all participants.
Drug and alcohol free event.
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Wednesday 20 June
Melbourne Refugee Review Tribunal open afternoon
The RRT will open its Melbourne Registry for
the afternoon. Members of the public are welcome
to come and see the premises and observe how
the RRT fulfils its statutory function of reviewing
decisions to refuse to grant protection visas.
Staff will be available to provide information and
answer questions about the Tribunal’s processes.
At 2.30pm and 3.30pm there will be a presentation
about the role and objectives of the RRT followed
by a demonstration hearing. Refreshments will
be provided.
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Refugee Review Tribunal, Level 12,
460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Wednesday 20 June
Sunshine Community Expo to mark International
Refugee Day
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:Victoria University Sunshine Campus,
Building E (Old School Building),
460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine (Melway 26 J10)
Contact: Dianne Wilson Phone (03) 9919 7244
Wednesday 20 June
Melbourne Refugee Week Youth Event
The event “Still on the Boat” will be a celebration
young refugee people through performances
and speeches.
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: To be confirmed
Contact: Natalia Pereira (03) 9898 9340
Thursday 21 June
Fitzroy Researchers for Asylum Seekers Fundraiser
The Researchers for Asylum Seekers (RAS) group
is a voluntary and non-profit group based at the
University of Melbourne concerned about the
current treatment of asylum seekers in Australia.
The Refugee Week Fundraiser is a night of live music
with Light Says Solo, Clinkerfield, Ryan Sterling and
RGB and all proceeds will go towards a book launch
and conference on current refugee issues.
Time: 7.00pm – 12.00pm
Venue: The Cape Live (upstairs), 298 Brunswick
Street (Corner of Johnston), Fitzroy
Contact: Nikola: 0418 541 527
Email and Website Link: [email protected]
www.ras.unimelb.edu.au
Cost: $10 – buy tickets at the door
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Melbourne City Darfur Australia Network Short
Film & Silent Auction Evening
The night will include a photography exhibition,
silent auction, and the screening of the short film
“Children of Darfur.”
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Loop Bar 23, Meyers Place,
Melbourne City
Contact: Kate Elton, 0404 690 985
Cost: Free. Donations welcomed.
Friday 22 June
Richmond Yarra Settlement Forum
Refugee Week celebrations will be hosted
by Yarra Settlement Forum along with Collingwood
Language School, Fitzroy Learning Network,
City of Yarra, North Yarra Community Health
and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Celebrations will
include lunch, dancing, music, metropolitan fire and
emergency services demonstrations, fire trucks,
art and performances.
Time: 11.00am – 2.30pm
Venue: Richmond Fire Station,
55 Church Street, Richmond
Contact: Maggie Abdelmalak (03) 9411 4333
or (03) 9411 3555
Aldo Malavisi (03) 9205 5036
Cost: Free
Saturday 23 June
Carlton North Fitzroy Ball
Fitzroy Learning Network is holding its
annual fundraising event, the Fitzroy Ball.
All proceeds will support our refugee program
and the Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse.
Time: 7.00 pm – Midnight
Venue: San Remo Ballroom,
365 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
Contact: Tickets available on (03) 9417 2897
or visit www.moshtix.com.au
Cost: $90
Wednesday June 27
Shepparton Performance by Actors for Refugees
Actors for Refugees will be performing for
approximately 150 of our Senior Students.
Time:1:45pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Notre Dame College,
Knight St, Shepparton
Contact: Peter Chalkle, (03) 5821 6622
Email: [email protected]
Cost: Free
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