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Year: 2024
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2024

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Hoops4Schools Welcomes ‘Be Challenged’ as Major Supporter

Hoops4Schools is proud to announce that Be Challenged, a leading provider of innovative team-building experiences, has come on board as a major supporter for the 2024 event. This exciting partnership promises to elevate our annual fundraising event with high-energy activities designed to unite corporate teams and support the fight against educational disengagement in Australia. Hoops4Schools aims to raise awareness and

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In One Week, Immy Finds Her Place

AN IPSWICH CAMPUS STUDENT STORY Imogen (Immy), a student at The BUSY School Ipswich Campus, has faced more challenges in her young life than many can imagine. Yet, her story is one of hope, transformation, and the profound impact that a supportive environment can have on a young person’s life. Growing up, Immy’s home life was far from ideal. “I

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New Strathpine Campus Open for Term 3, 2024!

The BUSY School is excited to announce the opening of our ninth school campus in Strathpine, conveniently located near Strathpine train station. Opening in time for Term 3 2024, we’ve reached another milestone in our mission to support and empower disengaged senior high school students. Supporting Year 11 and 12 students to complete their QCE and explore vocational career paths,

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A Grate-ful Partnership with Lauxes Grates

Lauxes Grates, renowned for its excellence in linear drainage solutions, is excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with The BUSY School. This collaboration signifies a significant step towards addressing the pressing community issue of disengagement of young Australians from mainstream education.  Lauxes Grates’ partnership with The BUSY School goes beyond mere financial support. It embodies a commitment to providing mentorships,

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Liam Advocates for Work Experience and Alternative Learning

Not all students thrive in the traditional education model, and that includes Liam. Liam, a Year 11 student at The BUSY School Cleveland Campus, is not your typical teenager and was thinking ahead to more practical skills that will assist him in a career path. Through The BUSY School, Liam has found a different path—one that intertwines learning with real-world

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HOOPS4SCHOOLS Takes Centre Court for Student Success

To create positive change in education, HOOPS4SCHOOLS announces its launch for August 2024. HOOPS4SCHOOLS represents a shift towards transforming lives through education, inspired by the belief that education, training, and employment are important forces of change.  The ethos of HOOPS4SCHOOLS is inspired by the quote from Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.”

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Meet Our Cleveland Campus Principal

Meet Andrew Cavanagh, Cleveland Campus Principal Empathy in Education – Inside The BUSY School’s Visionary Approach Amongst the growing campuses of The BUSY School lies a visionary leader who has created a sanctuary where students are not just educated, but understood, embraced, and empowered. At the helm of this transformative institution stands Andrew Cavanagh, Principal of the Cleveland Campus.   His

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From Bullied to Brilliance

Lillie Haigh, a Year 12 student at The BUSY School Cleveland Campus, has defied the odds and transformed her schooling experience from one of despair to triumph. Lillie shared her inspiring story of overcoming a history of being bullied throughout her schooling which resulted in disengagement from her education. Since attending The BUSY School, Lillie has achieved an impressive 97%

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Empowering Youth Against Domestic Violence

As Queensland reaffirms its commitment to combat domestic and family violence, The BUSY School proudly stands alongside, dedicated to equipping young people with the tools to recognise and address toxic relationships. Across all eight campuses statewide, The BUSY School team continues to make significant strides in educating youth about the importance of identifying and preventing domestic violence. The BUSY School,

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SEE Group Continues Support in 2024

The BUSY School proudly announces the continuation of its partnership with SEE Group in 2024, marking a significant milestone in our joint mission to uplift disengaged youth.  Renowned for its unwavering commitment to community welfare and excellence in job training, SEE Group reaffirms its dedication by making another significant financial investment to the ongoing support of The BUSY School in

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Building Futures Project Supporting Future Builders!

Two budding tradies and students at The BUSY School’s newly opened Ipswich campus, Zac and Tyler have been given an opportunity to start their career path into construction, thanks to the Apprenticeships QLD (AQ) Building Futures Project. The BUSY Group is a proud supporter of Apprenticeships QLD and the Building Futures Program offers our BUSY School students practical learning on

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Addressing the Alarming Rates of School Attendance

This month, The BUSY School was saddened by the trends in school attendance reported in the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) Growing up in Queensland Report 2024. Key findings from the report revealed a significant decline in regular school attendance and completion rates across Queensland.   Queensland was listed towards the bottom, with one of the lowest percentages of fully

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