It could be the next big thing for schoolies week … but school-leavers need not apply…
It’s not just students who breathe a sigh of relief when year 12 is over – parents all over the country will be saying, “Thank goodness for that”. So why should it be only the teenagers who get to have a trip away?
She floated the idea to a small section of her customer database and says there was a big response. Bookings for seven groups are already being finalised.
The reaction has motivated Gleave to work on a more structured moolies package, to be released closer to the HSC exam period. ”Now that we’ve got the bit between our teeth, we’re really going for it,” she says. “We’ll be doing it every year.”
Gleave herself is planning to take part in a moolies break after her only daughter sits her HSC exams later this year. She has booked a house in the Hunter and, together with six friends, will indulge in a short break including a degustation dinner prepared by a visiting chef, trips to wineries and champagne makers, and a visit to a spa.
“It’s [celebrating] surviving the HSC,” she says. ”The HSC is a tough time for the kids, no doubt about it … but it’s a tough time for parents, too. ”I can’t wait for it to be over, I’m counting the days. It will be a well-deserved holiday.”
Gleave, who says she can also cater for… (click here to keep reading this article by Jane E. Fraser)