When Billie started disengaging from her education leading up to her final year of schooling and wanted to drop out before completing her QCE, her mother Amanda looked at other education options for her daughter.
Hearing great things about The BUSY Schools, they approached their Cairns campus to see if Billie would fit the criteria for attending so she could complete her senior schooling. Billie was accepted and once starting at The BUSY School campus, her mother was amazed at the turnaround in her daughter’s education.
Amanda said of the school, “The culture of the school is like a community of people wrapped around the students in support of their learning and success. Billie’s grades improved unbelievably. I am very impressed and would recommend it to anyone.”
At the end of Year 12 Billie graduated with her QCE and she is now taking a year off to decide her next direction and further study. Currently Billie is working in the catering industry which is keeping her busy.
When asked what Amanda would say to other parents whose children are struggling with traditional schooling, she stated, “Definitely give The BUSY Schools a try. It works!
“As I looked around at the graduation ceremony, at all the graduates seated with their family and friends, I realised that without the effort and extra support put in by all members of The BUSY Schools team, not all these students would be here tonight.”
Naomi Vucas, Principal at The BUSY Schools Cairns campus, said “Since our Cairns campus opened in 2020, we’ve supported over 80 students to complete their schooling and move into career pathways, and across our Queensland campuses we’ve assisted hundreds of young people. As mentioned by Billie’s mother Amanda, many of these students may not otherwise have finished their schooling or found their career path. All the staff here are so incredibly honoured to be in the position where we are contributing to better futures for young people. We wish Billie, and all our graduating students, the very best in their future endeavours!”
Amanda with her daugther Billie who graduated in 2022.