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Home > News > 2016 > June > Teachers for Refugees during Refugee Week: 19-25 June

Teachers for Refugees during Refugee Week: 19-25 June

Refugee Week (19-25 June 2016) is an annual week-long celebration of the positive contributions of refugees to Australian society.

The Refugee Council of Australia has chosen “With courage let us all combine” as the theme for Refugee Week in Australia for 2015 to 2017.

Taken from the second verse of the national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice.

It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.

The Refugee Week website has resources available to assist educators in promoting this important event.

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Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

In response to calls from members to lead the voice of teachers, principals and education support workers on the issues affecting refugees, our union alongside the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) has jointly created a special interest group for members of our respective unions: Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum (TRAPSA).

TRAPSA is encouraging teachers and all education workers to share a positive message this Refugee Week.

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For more updates or to become involved in the TRAPSA group, please click here


Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.