Forget Schoolies, here come the Moolies! Meet the exhausted mums booking raucous holidays to celebrate their kids finishing high school
- Mothers are celebrating their kids finishing high school by going on ‘moolies’
- The occasion allows mothers to unwind following family stress of Year-12 exams
- Michelle McGregor went to Bali with nine mums after her son finished school
Mothers of school leavers are celebrating the occasion by hosting ‘Moolies’ trips, where they treat themselves to cocktails and massages while on a lavish vacation.
Mother-of-four Michelle McGregor jetted off with nine fellow school mums from Sydney to Bali, to mark her son’s Year-12 graduation.
Ms McGregor said the occasion closed the end of her son’s schooling in a ‘beautiful way, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
‘You’ve all had that common bond of making sure your kids are safe and happy,’ Ms McGregor told the publication.
Mothers of school leavers are celebrating the occasion by hosting ‘Moolies’ (stock image)
The ‘moolies’ celebrations come around the same time or after their children mark finishing high school with Schoolies (pictured)
Ms McGregor’s son went to Schoolies after completing high school, while the group of women – who have known each other since their children started kindergarten – travelled at the beginning of January 2019.
The 51-year-old says moolies is a great way for mothers to relax after the stress of the final exams, which typically cause anxiety throughout the household.
‘The stress is palpable and is shared among everyone that lives in the house, even the dog,’ she said.
Ms McGregor, who didn’t celebrate moolies with her first two children, hopes to go again when her 13-year-old completes her secondary education.
Girls Getaways founder Jennifer Anson told the publication the travel agency began offering moolies deals in 2018.
The popularity of the concept has only grown, she said.
‘It’s stressful running a household and raising teenage kids and working, so parents are becoming more aware that it’s OK to take time out for yourself,’ Ms Anson said.
Mother-of-four Michelle McGregor jetted off with nine fellow school mums from Sydney to Bali, to mark her son’s Year-12 graduation (stock image)