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Message from the CEO

Welcome to the first issue of Green Apple for 2022.  We entered the year full of hope for brighter days ahead as we prepared to welcome international students back but devastating events around the world continue to test our resilience.

As an organisation, we strongly condemn Putin’s military aggression and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine - those who bravely defend their freedom and those who have been forced to flee.  We also stand with the innocent people of Russia who protest against war.

Our priority is to support staff and students with links to the impacted region who are understandably anxious about these events and concerned for their families and friends. We are also working with agents to offer assistance to students caught up in the conflict who are looking to relocate in order to complete their studies in safety. destinations.

With all that is going on in the world, I’d like to remind everyone of our employee assistance program, LifeWorks, which is there to help you and your families in times of need.

And please take some time out of your busy schedules to read this issue of Green Apple, which features some truly amazing people from our teaching community, such as Jesse Laurie from SAE, Shirley Harris from UCIC and Professor Michael Opoku Agyeman from UNIC.

Why Green Apple?

The humble apple has long been used to symbolise a gift for teachers. Historically, it is thought to trace back to 18th century Europe, when only the richest families could afford to educate their children. But poorer farming families also saw the value in education, and often paid teachers with produce, to allow their children to attend school.

The green symbolises Navitas. For almost three decades, Navitas has been bringing education opportunities to people all over the world. Those opportunities become knowledge and skills, thanks to the commitment of teaching, learning and academic staff.

Our thoughts are also with communities in Queensland and New South Wales who faced unprecedented and devastating flooding. I know many of our staff have been directly impacted and we will continue to support them in the weeks ahead as communities grapple with the scale of this disaster and work together to clean up the mess it leaves behind.