“When you have a child who is ‘interesting’ you need to find an education provider that can be ‘interesting’ too. Cyril Jackson Support Centre is that interesting provider. Students in the centre are individuals and are educated as such.
What you need to ask yourself is ‘what is the goal for your child’, what is the plan when school is finished. Before CJ’s the post school future was very scary. How would my child support herself, would she get a job, how would she move around – would she be ok on a bus by herself, or would she ever reach her goal of driving a car?
The mainstream school system did not give me any confidence that these issues would be addressed, but not CJ’s. The Support Centre at Cyril Jackson was the right place at the right time for my daughter, it gave her a future.”
Quote from my daughter Graduation Speech –
“Sometimes it’s hard to go to school and not every day is easy, but we are proof of what can be done if we try hard.”
“I am a parent of two young adults who have attended CJSCESC. My experiences with this centre have always been excellent. The staff are deeply committed to ensuring each student has the support to achieve his or her potential.
I have always found the staff to be friendly, helpful and enthusiastic in their efforts to help the students, often going the ‘extra mile’. The staff are very flexible in their approach, treating each student with respect and dignity, and helping them towards independent adulthood.”
“During Dayna’s attendance at C.J’s we saw a remarkable transformation. They taught her essential life skills as well as secured Dayna an apprenticeship at the Bayswater Hotel, she is now a qualified chef. They made her believe that dreams actually do come true.”
“Eamon greatly appreciated the extremely positive and encouraging style of education, life-skills training and support he receive whilst at the school from year 10-13. This was extremely important in developing his self-esteem and belief in his talents and abilities. Eamon currently holds a position as a Records Clerk at Polytechnic West.”
“As a new student at this school, within the 1st Term my daughter aged 17yrs, had for the first time learned to read, write and catch public transport. She has made so many friends and her confidence and independence has grown to a level, I never would have expected.
I cannot say enough to thank the staff for their continuous patience, kindness and support. My only regret is that I hadn’t sent her here 2 years ago.
I believe high school years help shape children to adulthood. Thank you so much Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Education Support Centre for making my daughter’s world a happier place”.