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A settlement service for refugees and migrants

MCLaSS is a non-profit incorporated society offering free education and support for adult refugees and migrants in the Wellington region.

Our focus is on helping New Zealand residents whose first language is not English through beginner ESOL literacy courses, job brokering, career coaching and English skills assessment and learning pathways information.

Part-time vacancy for public relations/event management practitioner

Use your PR skills to support work with refugees and migrants.

If you have:

  •     A minimum of 2-3 years public relations experience
  •     Skills in producing newsletters and web-content
  •     Skills in organising fundraising events

and are:

  •    Available for two half days or one full day a week (8 hours a week)
  •    Keen to be part of a dynamic organisation that works with refugees and migrants on their learning and employment goals.

then we would love to hear from you.

For the job description, click here.

To apply, send a covering letter and CV including the names of two recent professional referees to:

or post to:

Mary Collie-Holmes
Box 27-342
Wellington 6011

Applications close 5 p.m. Friday March 7

Nada Majeeb won first prize of our fundraising raffle.

Nada Majeeb won first prize of our fundraising raffle.

Lucky raffle winners announced

The MCLaSS raffle, raising funds to buy more electronic resources for our teaching and coaching activities,
has been drawn.

The lucky three winners are:

  •      1st prize, an Interislander return trip with car for 2 adults and 3 children: Yousif Wathiq of
  •      2nd prize, a kitchen stand mixer: Joy Wilson of Raumati
  •      3rd prize, an iPodNano: Carolyn Fish of Hutt Valley

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everybody who sold and bought tickets in this fundraiser,
and to the Interislander and two anonymous donors for the prizes.

Yousif Wathiq came with his mother and sister to pick up the Interislander voucher, won with the ticket his
mother bought for him.



Adult learners’ week MCLaSS Celebration Thursday 5th September

With the support of Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, MCLaSS hosted a day for students to share traditional dance, storytelling, recipes, songs, and much more.

Newtown Library had a display of books on crafts and beadwork, and held free bookmark making sessions for students.

What is Adult Leaautumn 2013 newsletter 005rners’ Week?

Adult learning can take place at many different places and levels of the community. Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Matauranga recognises that all adult learning achievements are worth celebrating – particularly when it comes to learning English for the first time. Many stories are inspirational and in being told, encourage people who thought learning was not for them that there are endless possibilities.

Beginner English courses and Workplace Language ESOL courses in 2014

To find out more or to apply to enrol:

  • Application Form MCLaSS Beginner ESOL course
    Print an application form and post it to:
    PO Box 27-342
    Wellington 6141
  • visit Mary in the MCLaSS Wellington office, level 1 39 Webb St, Wellington, or ring her on 384 3693 ext 203
  • visit our office at Te Awakairangi, Myrtle St, Hutt City or ring us on 589 3702
  • ask someone at Refugee Services to contact MCLaSS for you
  • contact us at office@mclass.org.nz

For migrant and refugee skilled job seekers from non-English speaking backgrounds:

  • Would you like to meet with employers or hiring managers and discuss any questions and concerns about your job search?
  • Would you like to meet and connect with other job seekers in Wellington?

Contact MCLaSS at office@mclass.org.nz

Find out about our beginner English classes

Find out about our employment support service

Find out about our ESOL assessment service