Supporting your child’s education
An information sheet for migrant and refugee parents of school aged children in the ACT

The information sheet is available in English Arabic  Tamil Burmese  Karen  Mon

Tips for teachers

Do you teach students from refugee backgrounds? Companion House has a new easy to use resource

Tips for Teachers

From the Darkness to the Light

Information about the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

It is available online or hard copy.

To order a hardcopy please phone (02) 6251 4550 or use our Contact Us form.

Dinka Folktales from Sudan

Dinka Folktales from Sudan contain six traditional Dinka folktales with full-colour illustrations and is accompanied by an audio CD in English and in Dinka

The Dinka people are originally from Sudan. They were caught up in civil war in that country for many years. As a result, many have been forced to flee their country as refugees, living for years in refugee camps before coming to Australia. Despite hardship and trauma, they have mnaged to keep many of their traditional stories from being lost completely. Now a group of Dinka women have brought together six of these stories in a book/CD that is illustrated by Dinka children aged 5 – 12.

These folktales represent stories of hope, humour and strength and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Dinka Folktales from Sudan will be a valuable resource for libraries and schools as well as for community organisations and anyone wanting to learn more about Dinka culture. The CD is designed to help support Dinka speakers who are learning English in settings such as Primary and Secondary Introductory English Centres, ESL settings in schools, and adult English classes.

The cost is $30.00 per copy, including postage and handling, or you can pick it up from Companion House at a cost of $25.00.

To order your copy please phone (02) 6251 4550 or use our Contact Us form.

How to find us


By Bus from Belconnen: Bus Route 32 By Bus from Civic: Bus Route 32 Tell the driver you want to get off at Cook Community Hub near Cook Shops. By Car: Come to Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St Cook – free parking is available. Our main entrance is in from the end of the building closest to Cook Shops. Come and knock on the door and we will come to help you.

Contact Us

61 2 6251 4550

41 Templeton St Cook ACT 2614 Australia