‘My son feels like he belongs at his school even though his mental health issues prevent him from attending alot of the time. Knowing he has a place that respects this as he is working through his issues makes him feel worthwhile and positive for a good outcome in his future.’

Parent of Year 9 Student

‘Could not be happier with Arethusa College at Deception Bay, has changed the lives of not only my 2 daughters for the better but our whole family. For the first time in many years my daughters are genuinely happy and I credit Arethusa College for this 100%.

Parent of Year 7 & 9 Student

‘With only 1 term at Arethusa I am confident it has been the best decision made for my son. His confidence has grown so much. I really love how Arethusa celebrate his successes and recognise his strengths. He wants to see college right through year 12 now. Looking forward to many more years there’

Parent of Year 8 Student

‘My son has come on leaps and bounds since finding Arethusa. He went from a D grade, very angry and misplaced child to an A and B grade student who actually enjoys going to school. This community has not only changed his life for the better but our entire family! Thank you for the opportunities given to both him and us to support him in  becoming this person’\

Parent of Year 8 Student

Parent of Year 8 Student

‘It is a pleasure to have my child wanting to go to school and goes being happy and comes home being happy. Her depression is a lot better from not being bullied at school. The grounds are beautifully kept. It is so calming for the children to learn within the bushland surrounds at the school. The staff are tremendous and very caring and gentle towards parents and students.

Parent of Year 10 Student