Category: News

New Campus to Open for 2021

If you know of a student in the Logan or Brisbane regions who is struggling with traditional schooling and looking for an alternative for Year 11 or 12, BUSY Schools may be the answer.

BUSY Schools, an initiative of The BUSY Group Ltd, is set to open a second campus in Queensland on the back of their successful first year of their Cairns campus. The second campus will open in Shailer Park and be ready for Term 1, 2021.

The BUSY Group is a not for profit organisation that delivers a range of employment, apprenticeship support and skills training for job seekers throughout Queensland, and reinvests into the community through initiatives like the BUSY Schools.

In 2020, BUSY Schools launched their first campus in Cairns welcoming over 50 year 11 students from a range of backgrounds and varying levels of disengagement. Despite the challenges of 2020, the year was a resounding success for the students with 98% of the enrolled year 11 students continuing onto year 12 and others commencing apprenticeship trade careers.

The BUSY Group is now looking forward to opening a second BUSY School at Shailer Park in time for Term 1, 2021, and servicing the Logan region and surrounds.

What is the BUSY School?

The BUSY School is a Queensland special assistance school approved by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017.

Delivering an alternative learning solution to those students in years 11 and 12 who are looking for an opportunity to re-engage and complete their studies, the school aims for 100% of our students to go onto a Vocational Education and Training (VET) career or into further study, including university pathways.

The BUSY Schools program is designed for students who, for a variety of reasons, find traditional schooling difficult. Teachers work closely with students and their family to re-engage them with education in a nurturing environment that leads to career outcomes or further education that suits their abilities and passions.

Recently appointed CEO of the BUSY Schools, Lee Aitken is open to chat to organisations, schools and parents regarding the potential enrolment of students who, for whatever reason, are not thriving in the normal school system.

“It’s been an extraordinary year with the pressures and disruption of COVID and this has likely exacerbated the disengagement of young people from their studies. Not everyone thrives in the traditional schooling system and BUSY Schools is an alternative for those students who may have disengaged.”, Lee stated.

Lee Aitken can be contacted via email at or by calling 1300 176 472.

Further information regarding BUSY Schools can be found at

Watch video of School Captain Kira tell her experience at BUSY Schools Cairns Campus.

Skip to content