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The School

At Wollongong West Public School our vision is to empower students to be successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.

Our school will promote equity and excellence through quality teaching and learning.

Our core values will foster a culture of responsible, respectful and safe learning.

The Project

Red Room Poetry and Illawarra Multicultural Services Wollongong are collaborating to deliver Refugee Week workshops to students from Wollongong PS (13th June) and Wollongong West PS (15th June) . The workshops will allow ESL students from refugee backgrounds in years 3-12 to create poetry about treasured objects as a part of Red Room Poetry’s competition, Poetry Object. Poetry Object is open to all students years 3-10 in Australia and New Zealand. The poems from the workshop will be published on the Red Room Poetry website and will be performed at Town Hall, Wollongong on June 20th.

The Poet

Sediqah Ansari

Sediqah Ansari is an emerging poet, medical student and local Wollongong woman. Originally from Afghanistan, she is a proud advocate for poetic expression and is a fluent Farsi, Dari and Hazaragi speaker.