Our son started year 1 at Josiah this year and we cannot believe how much he has grown and flourished.  At his previous school, he would escape the classroom, did not make friends and spent the majority of his day excluding himself in a sensory tent and did not participate in class activities. 
 Since commencing at Josiah, he has formed friendships and is learning and growing both academically and socially. We no longer have a fight or dragging feet on school mornings. Instead, he was sad on school holidays and asking to go back to school! He begins every day now with a smile on his face and a spring in his step. He now loves every minute and everything about going to school! 
We are humbled and blessed to have the opportunity to send our son to such an incredible, supportive and inclusive school where he can learn to become the best possible version of himself. 
 Thank you so much to all of the staff at Josiah College for everything you do. 

- Year 1 Parent

I am absolutely delighted to share my heartfelt testimonial for Josiah College, a remarkable school that has been making an extraordinary impact on the lives of countless children. From the moment I stepped foot into their nurturing environment, I knew I had discovered a place of genuine compassion, expertise, and dedication.

The staff at this school are simply phenomenal. Their unwavering commitment to the well-being and development of each child is truly inspiring. They possess an exceptional understanding of the diverse needs of the students and work tirelessly to create an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.

What sets this school apart is their innovative approach to education. They embrace individuality, recognizing that every child is unique and has their own set of abilities and challenges. By tailoring their teaching methods to suit each student, they empower them to thrive and reach their full potential. The teachers' patience, creativity, and adaptability are truly commendable.

Furthermore, the school fosters an atmosphere of inclusivity and acceptance. Every child is celebrated for their achievements, no matter how big or small, fostering a sense of self-worth and boosting their confidence. The dedication to promoting social interaction, friendship, and respect among the students creates a supportive community that feels like a second family.

The resources and facilities available at this school are top-notch. They provide a comprehensive range of tools and technologies, enabling students to engage in hands-on learning experiences that cater to their individual needs. The school's commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in special education ensures that the children receive the best possible care and opportunities for growth.

In conclusion, I cannot speak highly enough of Josiah, and the positive impact it has made on both our child, and our home life. They are not just shaping the lives of their students; they are transforming them. Their tireless efforts, expertise, and unwavering dedication are truly changing the world, one child at a time. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to any parent or guardian seeking a nurturing and empowering educational environment for their child with special needs.

- Year 7 Parents

We first heard of Josiah College on the local Radio Station – in an interview with Founders of Josiah College and the principals of the College particularly catering for children with Autism.

Our child was nearing high school and we were facing the daunting decision of where to send him. We felt like we would be throwing him into the deep end with most high schools having such large classes and so many students.

We enrolled our child into Josiah in Grade 6 and he is now in Grade 10 and we couldn’t be happier with our decision!

The small classes and qualified teachers have been absolutely fabulous and our child has progressed so well since starting at Josiah College – not only academically but socially as well.

In the past 2 years, Josiah’s implementation of a Mentoring Program with the students at Emmanuel College has enhanced our child’s social skills enormously and has been such an enjoyable program for our child.

We are so glad that Josiah College has been approved to continue to Grade 12 – we are so excited.

We feel so lucky and privileged to be part of the Josiah/Emmanuel College Community!

- Year 10 Parents

Josiah College is the best and most suitable school my child has ever attended.  I'm so impressed with the faculty, the teacher/student ratio and the care and attention provided is excellent.  We're so glad we found Josiah College.  It has made for a much happier life.

- Year 9 parent

Before joining Josiah College five months ago, our son struggled to leave the house. The outside world was a very fearful place, and he was out of school for 9 months as it was too overwhelming. Now, he is to be found in his Josiah uniform even on weekend days, as they are his favourite clothes. Our son has finally found a safe space to thrive. Our son is twice exceptional but struggled academically in mainstream settings. With the support of the wonderful staff at Josiah, he has gone from school refusal, adamant that he could not read or write, to reading us stories at night and excitedly using the library to check out chapter books. Our son is now confident in sharing his beautiful ideas and has joined the chess club on the sister campus at Emmanuel. 

Our son feels respected and valued at school. His teachers have boosted his literacy in relation to his needs and he has been encouraged to be his own advocate, taking breaks as needed and using the many strategies in place in the classroom to have a successful day. His classmates have been very thoughtfully grouped and complemented each other splendidly. We are very grateful parents to have joined the Josiah College community. Thank you all!

-Year 2 parent