Celebrate Learning

We help teens thrive without highschool.

We provide career guidance, fun electives, study support and a welcoming community to inspire and encourage teens on their journey of self-discovery.

Teens can opt out of any activity to focus on their personal interests and priorities. This freedom helps teens to develop self-confidence, self-direction and self-care.

Our community engagement program is especially suited for students who feel lost and overwhelmed at highschool and would rather focus on personal priorities like developing a natural talent, exploring a variety of career options or improving their mental health.

Pathways

Does your child want to prepare for study or work? Do they want to learn mostly online or mostly in person? Look through the pathways below and get in touch to discuss the options available.

Homeschool Pathway (ages 12+)

Develop curiosity & creativity

1. Register for provisional registration with the Home Education Unit (HEU)

For young people who are curious and eager to learn but don't want to follow the traditional academic curriculum of school, we recommend registering for homeschooling with the HEU. You can immediately withdraw your child from school and gain 60 days of provisional registration by emailing homeeducation@qed.qld.gov.au. For an email template that you can copy and send to the HEU, click here.

2. Plan how your child will learn. We recommend Galileo for new homeschoolers.

To gain full registration for homeschooling, you will need to create a year plan and keep track of your child's learning. You can choose to use learning resources such as Khan Academy, Mathletics or Outschool. However, to get help with planning, tracking and motivating your child to learn, we recommend Galileo. Galileo has 70+ online clubs and classes as well as bi-monthly 1-on-1 mentoring sessions to help young people set goals and plan their own education. To see the wide range of learning experiences available online through Galileo, visit https://galileoxp.com/learning-experiences. The Galileo personalised learning plan and folio can be used for registration and reporting with the Home Education Unit in Queensland.

3. Plan when and where your child will learn

You can sign up for Galileo and learn full-time at home, but we recommend coming in to Celebrate Learning 2-3 days a week for social interaction and support. Members of Celebrate Learning can use their independent study hub time to do their daily online check-in and then socialise with other teens over lunch and community building games.

Fees

It is possible to homeschool for free but we recommend the following resources to help enrich your child's experience.

  • Galileo is $300USD/month

  • Celebrate Learning study hub is $800/term for 2 days/wk or $1000/term for 3 days/wk

  • Celebrate Learning electives are $200/term per elective

You can check out prices and book in for the study hub, Celebrate Learning electives and Galileo online clubs all from this website: https://galileoxp.com/dojos/celebrate-learning. Existing homeschoolers and Distance Education students who don't require mentoring or online classes may tick for the "Free Learning Network" option and still access the independent study hub and electives at Celebrate Learning.

EdQld Pathway (ages 13+)

Prepare for work, study and life

The Flexible Learning Initiative Queensland (FLIQ) helps learners to re-engage and prepare for study through a number of different pathways.

  1. English & Maths focus: young people can enrol in the Basic Key Skill Builder program to work at their own level and pace, or they can enrol in Year 10 English, Maths and chosen electives through Charters Towers School of Distance Education.

  2. VET courses: including IT, Business, Visual Arts, Education Support and Agriculture.

  3. Employment focus: topics including preparing a resume, finding a place to live, reading bills and handling food safely.

Fees (for fee help and NDIS info, click here)

The teachers and coursework in the FLIQ program are government funded, but the following costs help fund the staff, space and resources required to deliver the program.

  • $800/term for 2 days a week or $1000/term for 3 days a week including a weekly mentor check-in, community building activities, study support and one pop-up elective session per week

  • $200/term per elective

Celebrate Learning electives

Develop social & personal skills

For young people who have struggled with social anxiety, bullying, mental health issues or low self-esteem, Celebrate Learning offers fun, weekly electives that boost confidence and encourage connection. Electives we have run in the past include:

  • Social Skills with DND - Critical Core: developed under the guidance of therapists and child psychiatrists, this fantasy role-playing game invites young people to enter a shared world of quests, consequence, and social problem solving.

  • People Skills using PEERS videos: PEERS is the leading evidence-based social skills intervention program for teenagers and young adults with social challenges ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other socio-emotional problems. PEERS videos are combined with role-playing activities and pop culture references that young people can relate to.

  • Cooking & Life Skills: we have explored nutrition, baking, car maintenance and a wide variety of other life skills to help young people become more confident and independent.

  • Anime, SFX & Minecraft: when we have a group of young people who share a common interest, we may host special events such as our Anime Cosplay event. These special clubs and events help young people find and build friendships with like-minded people

Fees (for fee help and NDIS info, click here)

  • $200/term per elective for Celebrate Learning members

How do I know if this is right for my child?

To find out how Celebrate Learning could work for your family, book a free consultation by emailing admin@celebratelearning.net. We can also recommend other great alternatives like Distance Education and TAFE.