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The BUSY School celebrates our graduating students!

The BUSY School celebrates our graduating students!

The BUSY School’s 2023 graduation ceremonies gave staff, teachers, family members and students a chance to celebrate and reflect on the past years’ achievements.

With formal graduation ceremonies held across The BUSY School’s Queensland campuses, the glamour and drama were amped up by the students who went all out for the occasion, arriving in red carpet worthy attire and many making grand entrances in a variety of classic cars.

Overcoming Challenges: Student Success Stories

For many of the students, before enrolling at The BUSY School, completing high school felt unachievable.

Grace Kennedy, a graduating Cairns campus student, stated during the ceremony, “If it wasn’t for BUSY Schools, I wouldn’t be graduating high school and that’s something that’s a very big achievement of mine. I’m very grateful to have you guys in my life!”

Kim Barrett, parent of Liam who is a graduating student at the Brisbane campus, also emphatically thanked BUSY School, stating, “Liam came to The BUSY School because he’d been disengaged with the school that he was at. I chose The BUSY School for my son because I could see that it would provide the support he needed to finish year 12. The schools are great for students that are struggling with mainstream schooling.”

And Liam said of his experience, “The teachers and staff here have helped me discover paths and opportunities that I couldn’t find in regular mainstream schooling.”

The BUSY Schools Difference: A Unique Educational Approach

“To understand what sets The BUSY School apart, read more about the BUSY Schools Difference, highlighting their unique educational approach.”

Gratitude and Reflections from the BUSY School Staff

It seems the benefits of The BUSY School were not just experienced by the students, with many of the teachers also sharing their gratitude during the ceremonies. Curriculum Coordinator, Sumaya Layne, stated, “We say that this school is a school for the students who are disengaged in mainstream education, but I can tell you it’s also for the teachers who don’t fit into mainstream schools!”

Career Pathways and Success Stories

Explore the Career Pathways offered by BUSY Schools, which play a crucial role in the success stories of their graduates.”

Nola Louise Rasmussen, Teacher at the Brisbane campus also shared her sentiment on the night, stating, “Every student has potential, and when you see them move in that potential it’s just so heart moving. I’m trying not to cry right now because I’m so proud! I just love that I get to see them excel and grow from strength to strength.”

Principals’ Perspectives on Student Transformation

Klaus Knobloch, Principal at The BUSY School Coolangatta campus, said during the ceremony, “Many of our students who first start with us have lost their love for learning, but by the time they finish with us in year 12 they have re-engaged in learning and have become lifelong learners. They really look forward to the future – and they have hope again!”

His sentiment was shared by Principal of the Cairns campus, Naomi Vucas, who stated during their graduation ceremony, “They started last year in year 11 very negative to school. To see their commitment to education, their commitment to the future, their commitment to supporting each other across the two years, it has been absolutely amazing. They’re just a fantastic group of young people!”

Principal of the Salisbury campus, Ingrid Rucinski, stated, “The most consistent message I hear from parents about young people who have come to The BUSY Schools is how we’ve saved lives. Now they’re making better choices, doing things that are healthier, and it’s an amazing thing to be a part of!”

The BUSY School is an initiative of The BUSY Group, a not-for-profit organisation offering a range of apprenticeship, employment, education, training and career support programs. The schools offer an alternative education model for years 11 and 12 students who are not thriving with traditional schooling. In a relaxed but supportive environment, they aim to re-engage students with education to complete their QCE and move onto career pathways or further study.

With seven campuses across Queensland and more campus openings planned for 2024, The BUSY School continues to support young people to complete their education and find a career path that’s right for them.

Delve into the comprehensive educational Programs at BUSY Schools, designed to re-engage and inspire students.”

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