Western Sydney's Warakirri College is giving second chances
Fairfield’s Warakirri College will be holding its annual open day on September 9 for young people seeking a second chance at education.
The college offers an alternative form of learning to students who have experienced difficulties staying in school.
Adriana came to Warakirri College after dropping out of her mainstream school.
“After working for some time, I realized that my opportunities were limited without a Higher School Certificate.
“I decided that I wanted to go back to school and finish my HSC.”
Student Mariana enrolled in the school to undertake the compressed curriculum and avoid repeating a year after spending time overseas.
“A local high school referred me to Warakirri College, and I’m so glad they did,” she said.
“Warakirri College is different to mainstream school as the environment is more relaxed and students are treated like adults.”
“Everyone is very supportive and interactive. It’s a great place to learn,” adds Adriana.
Adriana and Mariana plan to continue their studies, motivated to pursue careers in Nursing.
In 2014, almost 40% of year 12 graduates, many overcoming significant barriers, qualified for university.
Warakirri College is an independent secondary school accredited by the Board of Studies NSW and run by MTC Australia.
The school doesn’t charge fees, supplies books and offers students both breakfast and lunch each day.
Enrolments are open to young people aged between 16 and 22 that are looking to complete the Year 10 ROSA or HSC qualifications.
The open day will run from 10am to 1pm at Level 1, 1-3 Hamilton Road in Fairfield.
HSC classes will commence in early November 2015 and late January 2016. Year 10 classes will also commence in January 2016.
For more information about the school or enrolment details, call 02 9914 3250 or visit mtcaustralia.com.au/warakirricollege.