"The teachers at Cyril Jackson are passionate about their subject area and committed to seeing students excel. I have been blown away by the amount of work and time, even outside of class, my teachers have put into my education."
Cyril Jackson is a wonderful and friendly environment for mature aged students. At age 43 I decided to pursue a new career through education and began by attaining a Year 12 graduation to acquire the skills to enter university. I studied ATAR Maths and English as well as a Certificate II in music and a Certificate I in Information Technology. Cyril Jackson supported my endeavours and provided me with endless help and guidance towards a new career.
"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."
"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."
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.