From June 16th to June 22nd Refugee Week is held throughout Australia to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions they make to Australian society.

The theme of Refugee Week this year was Share a meal, Share a story acknowledging that food is one of the greatest ways we can bring people together and share our cultures with others. In a week where we celebrate what our new migrants and refugees bring to our country it was inspiring to watch our young people working with the women from the Wellsprings cooking group on Wednesday evening.

The women who come from a variety of cultural backgrounds shared their knowledge and skills so generously with our young people as they prepared the main meals in our Graduates Restaurant. It is the aim of the Wellspring’s cooking group to continue to develop these skills so that these women will be able to generate an income to support their families. Our community finds great inspiration in the work of the Wellsprings organisation and St John’s Regional College will always strive to be a place of welcome and inclusion.

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