Hi, I am Hayley, and before I came to Alta-1 I was picked on a lot in school. I have been to nine different schools and never really felt like I fit in anywhere. I developed anxiety, I’ve been self-conscious about myself, and decided to come to Alta-1 – and I feel much better here, like, getting grades up, I am doing so well, and just a little bit more work and then I’ll complete Year 11.
Hi, my name is Aaliyah and I’m 16 years old. Life before I came to Alta-1 at school was not good. I was getting suspended and I would always argue with the teachers, and I felt like no one at the schools I went to really cared about me and my education.
I was couch surfing from house to house and I never had a safe place to call my own. My friends would always judge me and were never actually there for me whenever I needed them. They were not the type of people you would call true friends.
I lived in Tasmania for a year with my dad before coming back to Perth. I was in desperate need of getting my school life back on track. My mum was actually looking for an alternative school to go to online and she came across Alta-1.
As a result, I found the motivation to get up and get ready for school every day. For the first time in a long time I can see myself graduating. Over the last two years, the biggest things I’ve noticed in my improvement is my personal growth. I am a lot more mature.
I have finished Year 11 and Year 12 at Alta-1 and am now looking forward to going to university to study criminology. I don’t think I would be where I am today without what Alta-1 has given me – they’ve given me the tools to reach my goals. Not a day goes by without me coming out of the classroom a better person than I was the day before.