“My name is Dinah Williams and we’ve been with Euka (formerly Complete Education Australia) for 3 years. We found out about it from a friend. I was looking for a solution and she was really enthusiastic about the program. It really worked for our family because our daughter was suffering from really severe anxiety and mainstream schooling just wasn’t working for us and I needed a solution. I wasn’t sure if I could do full homeschooling because I work from home. We were looking for something that Ellie could continue to hold a pen and paper and fill out paperwork and do all the things that she likes to do, but also have a really strong education, but not have the constraints of say sitting down from 9 till 2:30 or 3.
When it comes to the wellbeing of a child there’s so much involved in that. With Ellie, she didn’t want to be sitting down all the time she also needed to be busy and engaged so we found the complete education was fantastic because she can stand while she’s doing her school work. She needs her pets, they are really important to her, she’s got the dog and a bird and a cat. It’s really nice that she can interact with them during the day, which has been really good for her anxiety that’s been really helpful.
We also found that Ellie likes to be busy and active, so she’s been able to get a part-time job as well. Doing this program, you’re not constrained with time, you’re still getting the work done but it’s around what’s important to you, and what’s important to Ellie was getting out there in the workforce and feeling her self-esteem build in that regard.”
Ellie – Grade 10
“I’m Ellie and I’m in year 10. So my favourite part of Euka (formerly Complete Education Australia) is I love how everything is really calm and you have a lot of opportunities. It’s been really great, I really love it. it’s definitely not what I expected at all. I thought it would be kind of boring or really lonely, but it’s really awesome I really love it.
Another really great thing about it is because I was very sick, I was in hospital I was really anxious. Because of that, when we contacted Euka and told them how I couldn’t do as much work, they actually encouraged that and helped us through it. They lessened the workload for me and like basically just let it all flow, let it happen and I just gradually we worked up and it was really nice because it wasn’t stressful and I didn’t feel guilty, there was no huge workload. It’s really nice.”
“Luckily my friend told me about Euka (formerly Complete Education), we really needed that particular last year when our daughter got really sick and she was in hospital for quite a long time and that was really difficult.
There was a school in the hospital but even those interactions were causing her anxiety so it was wonderful when they worked with me to create a little program for Ellie that was very gentle, but also it just really helped her to stay on track with the simple things, the things that she really needed to keep doing like Maths and English.
They worked with us with the sign language because that gave Ellie a lot of joy, so we were able to move through that whole section of her life with illness and anxiety and it was OK. We came through a beautifully.
I’m so grateful to Euka (formerly Complete Education Australia). They were so helpful and they facilitated everything for me. They just took it took the load off me, I felt supported, encouraged, we felt confident that we could move forward and Ellie is really enjoying her school, which is great.”
Ellie – Grade 10
“So another really good that thing I love about this program is the flexibility it gives you. For example, I work part-time job and because I’m at home it makes it much easier for me.
Me and Mum, when we thought we’re going to start homeschooling we were freaking out, we didn’t know how to do it, we didn’t know we were going to do. But it was not what you think at all. I thought on the social side, I was going to be lonely but it wasn’t, it’s really nice, I really love Euka (formerly Complete Education Australia) it’s been really awesome.”
“If you would like to see your child thriving, calm, happy and stress-free but you also want them to have little wins and want your child to have success, then Euka (formerly Complete Education Australia) is a great decision. You’ll be really proud of your child, that they love it and become self-motivated, they get up, they get into their work, they get it done. It will give them a chance to thrive in a home environment, without you feeling like you’ve got the whole burden of homeschooling on the shoulders.”