Paige, a Year 12 student at The BUSY Schools – Salisbury, has big hopes for the school and intends to do everything in her power to ensure it remains a place where students feel they belong and have a say.
Prior to coming to The BUSY Schools, Paige did not feel supported with traditional schooling, so she sat down with her mother to discuss alternative options. That’s when she decided The BUSY Schools would be the best solution.
The BUSY Schools offers an alternative learning and supportive environment to re-engage students with a focus on vocational pathways while also completing their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Since arriving at The BUSY Schools, Paige has achieved many outcomes including receiving The Principal Award for 2022, gaining a Certificate II in Hospitality, a Certificate III in Hospitality and Business, and becoming student leader for 2023.
“Coming here, I really want to do my teachers proud and strive for my best, especially with being student leader,” said Paige.
The responsibilities of Student Leader include having frequent meetings with the Campus Principal, continuously checking in with students and teachers about any concerns they may have or thoughts as to how they can help improve the school, and always making sure the students feel heard.
“I really want to make this school the best it can be because not only are the students deserving of a school that treats them well, but the staff also deserve the best working environment,” Paige stated.
With a passion for cooking, baking and all things hospitality, Paige is currently doing a school-based traineeship at KFC which is a great career pathway towards her ultimate dream of one day owning a café.
With all that she has achieved so far in her BUSY Schools experience, Paige has discovered that “I wasn’t failing school; school was failing me.”
Liza Page, Campus Principal at The BUSY Schools Salisbury campus, stated, “Mainstream schooling isn’t the only option out there. The BUSY Schools is a great alternative for students like Paige who have become disengaged from their learning.”
“Paige is an awesome leader, she stepped up straight away and is on the ball with everything.”
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