Monday, 3 May 2021
Long-term client BUSY At Work last week launched the second of its ground-breaking BUSY Schools campuses.
The SAS Group supported the launch which unveiled the new facility, at Shailer Park, which is aimed at supporting disengaged local youth.
The special assistance school will offer years 11 and 12 students an alternative form of education that better caters to their needs.
BUSY Group Managing Director Paul Miles said the organisation was delighted to officially launch the Shailer Park BUSY Schools campus, which followed the inaugural and highly successful Cairns school.
“The launch of the BUSY Schools Shailer Park campus is a landmark moment for special assistance education in the local area,” Mr Miles said.
“Via a tailor-made education program, this school will prevent many disengaged local students from falling through the education cracks.
“The school offers years 11 and 12 students an alternative approach to education including smaller class sizes, a supportive environment and a clear focus on career pathways. Teachers will work with students to build their resilience, independence and confidence, to equip them with the skills to make a positive contribution to their community.”
State Member of Parliament Mick de Brenni was on hand to officially launch the school, which is funded by the Queensland Government.
“I’m very pleased for the Springwood electorate to have a school dedicated to assisting disengaged young people open in Shailer Park,” Mr de Brenni said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring our education system excels with a range of quality initiatives which cater to alternative learning approaches.
“This is why the Palaszczuk Government currently supports 43 Special Assistance Schools across 55 sites, with 4,000 students.
“As the local member, I look forward to working with the BUSY Schools Shailer Park campus and its staff as they assist disengaged youth in the Springwood electorate.”
BUSY Schools is a part of The BUSY Group Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of employment services, apprenticeship support and vocational skills training nationally.
(L-R) Jason Sessargo, Kerry Gibb, Dr Kamal, Paul Miles & Hon. Mick de Brenni MP..