"Excellent friendly teachers who have great knowledge and wonderful experience in teaching students like me; students who speak English as an additional language."
After CJ, Linda studied for a Bachelor of Education at Curtin University and is now a qualified Science teacher.
"The special thing about CJ is how we all rely on and help each other. CJ has a diverse range of people that come from all different types of backgrounds, religions and many walks of life. It’s more of a community rather than a school and the teachers are amazing at CJ – they’re so supportive and go above and beyond each and every time."
July Maw, a past graduate from IEC, gave an inspiring Guest Speaker Speech, encouraging the graduates ‘to accept new challenges with confidence’. He also spoke about his journey from IEC to university and how he has attained his dream of becoming a secondary teacher of Maths.
The best things about CJ:
• The mature atmosphere. Everyone here wants to be here and learn.
• The lack of bullying. In three years I saw hardly any and what I saw was policed quickly.
• The support. The teachers are kind and always offered help.
• The freedom. Having choices regarding what courses you do.
"There is mutual respect between teachers and students, the classroom environment is inviting and personal and the school is very multicultural which is refreshing to interact with people from all around the world with different beliefs. I also had the opportunity in Art to make works on controversial issues and explore in depth issues in society which other schools wouldn’t allow."