The career academy in the northern suburbs of Perth has become an instant hit with parents hoping to get their children off to a great start.
But it’s not just about the money it brings.
Parents are using it to help them save on the cost of attending the local school.
Key points:The career academy’s parent company says its success is down to the dedication of its staffThe academy’s owner, career academy parent company, has said the success of its academies in the north of the state has come down to a commitment to dedication”It’s been a bit of a shock to see how successful the school has been,” said a parent who asked not to be named.
“When you see it for the first time, you realise how passionate people are.”
There’s a lot of parents who are looking for something different, but they’re also passionate about the school.
“The family of one of the graduates told the ABC it was a blessing for the children.”
The kids, it’s been such a big deal, they’ve been so happy,” said the father.”
They’ve been doing so well.
“The academy, which has a full-time staff of 12, has been in operation for a year and has become the biggest academy in Australia.
In addition to the $500 fee for the child to attend school, it also provides a full year of vocational training for the staff.”
Our students are taking the next step, taking that next step towards becoming productive and happy adults,” said principal Michelle Higginson.”
It really helps them to understand the work that goes on in the community.
“She said the school was a success story because the family had gone to a different school.”
You get that kind of a feeling of pride in the family and you can’t wait to see what happens next,” she said.’
We don’t see our parents every day’Many parents are keen to see more of their children attending the school, but some parents are concerned the graduates will not be able to maintain a regular job.”
I’ve seen a couple of students leave because they were just not getting the jobs they wanted,” said another parent.”
And so we don’t really see our families as much as we used to.
“In the past two years, the career academy has seen more than 600 graduates apply for positions, according to the academy’s chief executive, Dr Andrew Tully.
He said the growth in the school had been a result of the community and the community’s support.”
We’ve got families coming into our school and it’s a really positive thing,” he said.”
Parents are very happy and they’re happy to see that their kids are learning.