WATCH: See inside the Gold Coast school dedicated to helping disengaged students

Does your child have learning difficulties or have they fallen behind at school?

A newly opened Gold Coast school is on a mission to help disengaged local kids achieve their full potential.

Mastery Schools Australia is a not-for-profit middle school in Varsity Lakes that caters specifically to students with learning difficulties in Years 4 – 9.


“We are a middle school that is dedicated to helping students who have fallen behind in literacy and numeracy,” Managing Director Michael Roberts told myGC.

“It’s different to other schools because we have a longer school day, a more intense focus on support in English and Maths (and) our class sizes are 25 students to one teacher and three assistant teachers per class.

“A lot of kids have come to us with anxiety or social issues. The social activities students are involved in (here) are things they don’t normally get a chance to do in a regular school.”

See inside the school in the video below:

Mr Roberts said the school has been designed to help children both academically and socially.

“We know that if students don’t have a solid base in reading writing and mathematics they won’t be able to cope with Senior (school),” he said.

“The purpose of our school is to help them go into senior (school) confident and capable to succeed.”

Limited places are available for Semester 2 at Mastery Schools Australia. For more information, and to check your child’s suitability, visit

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Mastery Schools Australia.


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We could have done with this school back when was going through school I struggled so so badly I have what they reclassified as inattentive adhd but back when I was diagnosed i was a.d.d and none of my teachers wanted to take the time to help any of us at my high school we had a whole class of a.d.d and a.d.h.d kids in it this school would have been perfect