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mora
I needed to convert my overseas driver license to a NSW driver license and I am extremely happy I chose Belgica. 

Some driving instructors just help you pass the test but Belgica focuses on teaching you how to drive safely. As a professional and qualified instructor, she’s able to clearly explain the reason behind every road rule, teaches you how to assess the situation and shows you how to abide by the rules while driving. She never hesitates to correct driving mistakes but does so in a very patient, reassuring and caring way. 

Belgica Henry is excellent, friendly and very experienced and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to obtain or convert their license.

I passed on my first attempt, exactly as she said I would.

Mora Gago
Learning to drive at a mature age is NOT for the faint hearted. As I found out, all I thought I knew about driving, gleaned from spending years as a passenger, was wrong. I’d picked up bad habits, bad judgement, bad decision making.
 
Belgica sorted all that out in a hurry. I’m glad I started my lessons with her right after I passed my Driver Knowledge test and obtained my Learner’s. Instead of other seemingly experienced drivers passing on their knowledge and experience, I had someone who knew exactly what I should be learning, when I should be learning it, and how I should learn it. Belgica never rushed lessons and always ensured I knew exactly what was expected. I was incredibly stressed, nervous and anxious each lesson because I knew I would be expected to do better than my best. Yet Belgica was always reassuring, in control of situations and always had my back. 
 
Despite my stress levels before sitting for my P’s, with everything she had taught me, there was no doubt I would pass with flying colors. Which was exactly what the examiner said. He said ‘Jacqueline, you did very well’. All credit to Belgica who prepared me thoroughly, and some would even say, over prepared me in her instructions on certain ways of the steering wheel, three-point turns or expectations.
 
All in all, I fully recommend all beginner drivers, regardless of age, start off with Belgica to give you a proper introduction to driving. What we think we know about driving, she will debunk that theory in a hurry. I could not be the safe and defensive driver I am today and am incredibly I passed my P’s on the first go, with her support and guidance.
 
Best wishes,
Jackie
Tristan

Delaying learning to drive until age 34, your first child on the way, isn’t what I’d generally recommend. But that’s the position I found myself in when I called Belgica Driving School and anxiously booked my first lesson. Thankfully from our very first encounter, it was clear that I couldn’t have been in better hands.

Mine may have been shaking on the wheel at first, but Belgica’s warmth, clarity and patience allowed me to let the nerves go, and my confidence as a driver to grow. From every aspect of maneuvering and positioning, to the vital importance of constant observation and anticipation, Belgica’s attention to detail was never less than impeccable. Explaining the theory, behind every decision and action made in the car, she ensured that I wasn’t just equipped to know how, but why.

Practicing driving in new locations each session grew me accustomed to many different scenarios – as well as some very picturesque places – and when during one particular night lesson I managed to successfully handle a torrential downpour and lightning storm, I truly appreciated how far I’d come.

Belgica transformed me from someone who viewed driving with panic, to someone who now sees it as a pleasure. That pleasure certainly included getting to know Belgica personally; as interesting as she is hilarious, she’s a delight to be taught by, clearly cares about her students and is committed to making them not just good drivers for test day, but for life. I’m happy to say I passed my own test on the first attempt, and seeing the smile on Belgica’s face when I received the news only confirmed what it meant to her as well.

It may have taken me longer than most, to reach the destination, but Belgica made the journey to getting my driver’s license a safe, fun and memorable one. I’ll always be grateful to her for that, and endeavor to make her proud whenever I’m on the road which means never taking anything for granted, and my former automotive Achilles’ heel, remembering to check my right-shoulder blind spot!

Tristan Burke
Writer & editor

Belgica is the Brilliant !
 
Some driving instructors help you pass the test. Belgica not only helped our son pass the test but more importantly, to be a safe driver long after the test was finished.
 
This is because unlike other driving instructors Belgica really actually cares passionately about her pupils well being. This quality sets her apart from the rest as she also instils a degree of conservative confidence in her pupils.
Belgica’s natural patients, experience, professionalism and compassion is at the top of her field.
 
If your looking for the right instructor for yourself or you family members to trust for a lifetime on busy Sydney roads you should absolutely place Belgica at the top of your list. We promise you will not be disappointed.
 
Thank You Belgica for always being 100% punctual, constructive, approachable, forgiving, courageous
reassuring, knowledgeable, flexible, informative and engaging with the both of us and our son.
 
We have recommended you to all our friends and will continue to do so into the future. Keep well.
 
With Warmest Regards
Angela & Michael
Rishi

I arrived in Australia 6 yrs ago with an overseas driving license. I didn’t drive here since I came and was very nervous about getting my Australian license. So I decided to take some driving lessons.

I initially went with the first Google search result – Driving Plus (instructor: Julia). That was one of the worst experiences of my life. The instructor was extremely negative and made me more nervous than i already was! We did both short sessions (1-2hr) as well as longer sessions (~6hrs). Most of the time we would roam around in a similar area. The instructor would take breaks included within the session time. She did not give any points of reference while reverse parking etc. After 3 months and $2,000+ with her, I thought maybe the problem is not with me but with the instructor..

I then approached Belgica, and what a pleasure it has been! Right from the first session, we worked “as a team”. Unlike my previous instructor, I could tell she genuinely wanted to help me and was not trying to get as much money as possible from me. She started with the basics like pull and push steering technique and hand over hand, which I’d never heard from the Driving Plus instructor. She gave me several points of references while angle parking, reverse parking etc. Very soon my abilities improved, observation became better and my confidence grew. I got my Australian driving license and bought my very first car! 

I recommend Belgica to all sorts of learners – from the very nervous ones to those who just want some lessons before taking the test. You can be rest assured that you’re in good hands!

Rishi Joshi
Thanks Belgica!!

Hi, Belgica!

With all my heart, I want to say thank you, you wonderful!!! 

Thank you so much for believing in me and convincing me to believe in myself. After an unpleasant start (I failed the road test twice) and multiple driving lessons with a previous instructor I was about to give up. Before having lesson with you i thought that it would be impossible to get my driver license. I swear this is true! 
Now I am sure, that failure does not mean I don’t have to do it it, it does mean I have something to do in a different way. After taking only 3 lessons from the Belgica Driving School, I passed my test on my first attempt! 
Learning to drive with you was the best decision I ever made! 
I am sure that the techniques and suggestions which I received from you will help me to be a safe and confident driver on the road. I’ll highly recommend you to others.

Thank you.
I respect your professionalism.
I wish you the best of luck with your business. Always be moving forward and never stop improving!

Sincerely,
Oxana.

Kristi

I am a 39 year old mother of twins and knew it was time to get my driver’s license; I had been putting it off for years. Just the thought of being in traffic gave me anxiety attacks and the cold sweats, over the years I had developed, I would say a phobia to drive, and even being in the passenger seat was becoming problematic.
However, when I had a moment of rational thinking regarding driving I call Belgica Driving School. What a great decision.
After 3 months of lessons with a very understanding, kind, compassionate teacher, my confidence grew and yesterday I passed my driving test. I can honestly say that I would never have dreamt that it would be a possibility until I started lessons with Belgica, she guided me through the mind field of anxiety and panic with constant reassurance and the promise that she knew what she was doing even if I didn’t yet!
After my test when I was told that I had passed, I was also told that I was a fantastic driver by my examiner, that made me feel especially appreciative of Belgica for teaching me the skills to help me be a safe and confident driver. I can’t believe I am about to write this, but the driving test was a positive and pleasant experience and I wish I had called Belgica earlier!

Thank you Belgica 
Kristi

Contrary to any reservations I might have had initially about receiving driving lessons so late in my driving logbook record, the experience I had with Belgica’s driving lessons proved them wrong. I was made to feel very relaxed when I began received lessons from Belgica, which made the initially difficult process of driving a lot easier. While tackling the task of driving Belgica always made me feel comfortable, there still seems to be no explanation for her inexhaustible patience and optimism.

Thanks to this happy learning environment Belgica encouraged along with her teaching, I have the confidence and skills that I hope will be with me for the future whenever I’m driving.

I highly recommend taking up Belgica’s driving lessons; I have lots of fond and happy memories of the learning process! The enjoyable experience of having driving lessons with Belgica reflects aptly her enthusiasm and capabilities as an instructor.

Laura Hanrahan

Daniel Tauber 2
It is rare to find someone who takes pride in their job; someone who is patient, relaxed and reassuring in the face of great pressure and stress or even someone who is a cautious, caring human being. It is even rarer to find someone who exhibits all of these qualities; but through my lessons with Belgica, I have found such a person. It is one thing for a driving instructor to tell you all you need to know about safety on the road and give you tips and tricks to pass the driving test, but it’s another thing for them to care for your safety and wellbeing in the process.
The level in which she is involved and committed to her work is only matched by her expertise and knowledge and the caliber of her work is unparalleled. Her reassuring tone and patience have not only allowed me to conquer my fear of driving, but have also made me look forward to my lessons with her. After a few lessons with Belgica, driving will not be stressful for you, it won’t be a chore, rather it will be a comforting, relaxing thing; perhaps even a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
The adventures and talks I have had in her car are memorable and I’m very glad to know her as a person as well as a driving instructor. Please, don’t dismiss my praise if you think it is grandiose or overly exuberant but it is truly what I feel. If you don’t believe me, have a lesson with her, find out for yourself. She is one of the best, if not the best teacher I have ever had.
 

Daniel Tauber

 
 

I’ve already tried 2 different driving instructors before I came to Belgica’s Driving School and the one of the main differences I found with Belgica teaching style is that unlike other instructors she wasn’t just teaching me how to pass the driving test but also teaching me driving skills that I’ll be using for the rest of my life.

In our 1st conversation she told me that we will be working as a team and she will be there all the way to my driving test that instantly gave me more confident and made me feel that I would be more then just a number.

Elena Vorona 
Credit Controller 

Lucy
I am so glad I found Belgica! After driving lessons with a few different instructors who clearly had no interest in preparing me to pass my test, it was a breath of fresh air to meet Belgica and learn from her. Her passion for her job shone through and she made sure I was 100% ready before going for my test, which I might add, I passed on my first  go.
 
Thanks Belgica.
Lucy

As being an international driver here in Australia, I had no driving discipline at all in driving. The first day of my driving class with Belgica helped me to know how undiscipline I was in driving. The way of controlling steering wheel, using signal light, etc., I didn’t know how to use them properly. Moreover I was surprised to hear the term “Blind Spot”. Even though I had driven for like 5 years back in my country, I had never heard of the term “blind spot”. So, she was the one who thought me each and every thing regarding driving to the root level.

For me the way she teaches is the best way. She catches each and every mistakes that we make while driving and immediately tells how to rectify it. She helps pass the driving test in one go; not two or three. She believes in quality production, not in quantity production. One the first day she lets know students what mistakes they are doing and how long will it take to rectify them. For me she is the best teacher.

Anil Here

Gary Wright
Choosing to take driving lessons with Belgica was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made and i am so glad i didn’t waste time or money with other driving schools. With Belgica you are taught the correct  way to drive from your very first lesson. 
Belgica is the ultimate professional who is very friendly, patient and makes you feel calm and confident whilst driving. After my first few lessons i overcame my nerves about driving and looked forward to my driving lessons with Belgica as i could see the development in my driving ability and was excited to learn new skills. Belgica has an excellent ability in quickly seeing your strengths and weaknesses in driving and coming up with different ways to improve these.
On the morning of my test i was extremely nervous about the prospect of driving in the car without Belgica and thought i would not be able to pass but when i began the driving test i just focused on all the steps of driving taught by Belgica and easily passed the test first go!
I would encourage anyone who wants to take driving lessons no matter what level of experience they are to choose Belgica Driving School as Belgica will not only teach you all you need to pass the driving test she will set you up with the driving skills for life that will allow you to be safe, smart and make the correct decisions whilst driving.
 
 
Gary

Within 5 minutes of being behind the wheel, Belgica made me feel right at home and comfortable – this was really important as I had never enjoyed driving. I had numerous lessons with other instructors and after a lesson or two I’d quit. Belgica encouraged and enable me to feel confident in my abilities as a driver – she made driving an experience I came to enjoy.

I looked forward to my lessons with Belgica – I learned amongst many things how to act responsibily on the roads and to realise that keeping my eyes open and paying attention really will ensure my and other driver’s safety.

Belgica knew how to get the best out of me on the road – from start to finish I felt Belgica supported me in my learnings. I’d highly recommend her as a driving instructor!

Simon Harris

Roma Scheepers

Belgica Henry Is a very thorough and patient driving instructor. Her lessons ensure that once the test has been passed, the correct and safe driving techniques remain habit whilst on the road.

 Belgica has always very persistent with safety on the roads, for both you as a driver and the possible dangers from other cars or bikes. She also pushed me to what she believed I could do, instead of letting me stay on easy quiet roads. I enjoyed learning with Belgica very much and feel that I am much safer on the roads after being under her instruction.

I do apologize for the late email my phone lost my messages all is well Gaby sends her love. Hope you and your family are well. 
 
Regards
Roma Scheepers.

When I finally decided, at 43 years of age, to attempt to get my driver’s licence I was extremely anxious.  I had previously had lessons and three failed driving tests at 17 and completely lost my nerve.  Belgica understood this and gradually coaxed me along as I slowly gained confidence.  Within a couple of months I was cruising along in the centre lane of the Harbour Bridge!  Belgica constantly encouraged me to expand my horizons – and had me driving to places I’d never even been to before.  

So, aside from learning to drive I actually saw more of Sydney than I’d previously ever visited!  We had some rocky moments due to my nerves but Belgica knew when to push me and when to back off.  We chatted, talked, shed a few tears, laughed and I learnt to drive.  Along the way there were plenty of tips and suggestions to help not just with regular driving but also all those tricky situations like car parks, reverse parking and busy expressways.  Lessons were not just about passing the driving test but about being a safe and confident driver.  Six months after my first lesson I went for my driving test – and passed first go!!!  I couldn’t describe the huge relief and the gratitude I feel for Belgica for making it possible.  She shepherded me through the process and equipped me to be a good driver.  I have no hesitation in recommending Belgica to anyone looking for a friendly and thorough driving instructor.

Fond Regards,
Karen Gardner

 

James Law
I believe that Belgica has taught me so much more than how to pass the  P’s test – she has taught me to drive with confidence, safety and  control of my surroundings, and this is a skill that I can now have  for the rest of my driving life!
Even though I was very nervous  starting out, I could feel myself improving with every lesson that I  had, so much so that when I sat the test, I was completely relaxed,  and passed on my first go! Thank you Belgica!
 
James

My name is Evangeline Inia, I just passed my driving test in Manly, for P1 licence on my very first attempt!!!
All thanks to Belgica Driving School. It has been a while since I got back behind the drivers seat again, since my very first lesson in the 90’s.

I didn’t have the best driving experience back then and thought I would never be able to drive again.I was just constantly afraid of overtaking vehicles, and the speed and intensity of traffic.In 2005-2007, I attempted to give driving another shot, I signed up with a few driving schools who’s instructors were alright but lacked the push and thorough trainning that I needed. Some wouldn’t say a thing while I was driving, others would not attempt to work on areas that I was weak at, right turns for example.. .so I was forever turning left!!!

When I met Belgica, from the very first lesson she made me feel comfortable, she could see I was tenseas one would be, but she explained in detail what we were going to do for that lesson, the reason behind each step, and she just kept saying, ‘relax relax relax’ From that very first lesson, I knew she cared about, first the person, me, and then my ability to drive cautiously and confidently. Every lesson after that was worth every penny. She was so thorough in explaining the reasons we do certain things whilst driving, she would constantly tell me of accidents that happened because people were not being cautious/observant , and because of that, I have a clear understanding of why I must follow the road rules, be observant cautious and use common sense.

Belgica had to leave for awhile and whilst she was away, I took up lessons with another driving school, the biggest in Sydney and more experienced but I waited impatiently for her return as she was the best instructor that I had ever met.

Yes, at times she would get upset with me, but that was because she knew I could do so much better. She just kept pushing me to be better than the level I was at, she didn’t want me to just be a ‘good driver’, she encouraged and pushed me on to be a ‘better driver’.

Getting my P1 licence today is proof of her profiency as an Instructor, and I think all other instructors should see her as a role model.I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.I am not afraid of driving through heavy traffic or the hustle and bustle on the streets anymore because I am in control when I sit behind the wheels, cautious and confident. No matter what level you are at, or how much fear you have of driving, like me you can do it..Belgica driving school will bring out the driver in you !!

Thanks Beligica.
Evangeline Inia

Tatiana Balandina
I’m writing to thank you for your amazing hard work at teaching me to drive.You are a perfect teacher, which is proved by the highest rate of successful test results.
 
Almost nobody from my surrounding passed the driving test from the first try. Even experienced drivers couldn’t perform perfectly! I am, a beginner, have done it! I’ve also never seen such a polite and patient teacher, who is absolutely passionate about the work.
 
Moreover, you are a wonderful person, so kind, easy-going and friendly. I appreciate that I met you and you became a part of my world.
 
Thank you one more time my unique instructor! I’m proud to be your learner.
I wish you all the best – the ideal students, the highest results, prosperity to your business and safe driving!
 
Keep in touch!
Tatiana Balandina
Firstly I’d like to thank you for teaching me the skills I need to be a safe and confident driver. Thanks to your great knowledge, experience, your patience and your fantastic sense of humour, I was able to feel at ease during all stages of the learning process well excluding the first day when we were both strangers and I was freaking out and doing all the wrong things.

Secondly, I’d like to address anyone out there reading these testimonials who are thinking about booking a class with Belgica. I cannot stress enough how highly I hold Belgica and her driving school. Like most Learner drivers I “shopped around” when initially looking for an instructor. I tried a few different ones and overall I was not impressed with their methods of teaching. Some methods were so weird; I don’t know how these instructors could have got their incenses in the first place. One in fact just let me drive and he just sat their saying not much. But then I found Belgica, and she helped me get through by teaching me methods that were the best for *me*.

This is so important! Just because one method works for one student, it does not mean it will work for the next, and Belgica was great because she worked with me to find the best way. Other instructors were not so flexible. She taught me how to drive with ‘elegance’ at the same time ensuring I drove safe. I feel very privileged to have been taught by Belgica, I know I am a safe driver with skills that will stick with me for the rest of my life. It’s been a few days since I passed the test at Manly RTA and already driving my self everyday to and from work with all the busy traffic. Because of her I have this habit of talking to my self when I drive and judging different situations so I can best react to each and every one as they happen.

Thank you, 
Beatrice Kiarie .. who… who… drums beating…………. Passed first go!

Edward
Hey,
”I would recommend Belgica to any driver at any stage of their learning. Contrary to my belief that I was a good driver before I met her, I soon realised I had a lot to learn before the dreaded driving test! Even after undertaking the ‘Safer Driver’s Course’ with a prestigious Sydney driving school, I found I had finished with little further knowledge than when I started.
 
Belgica, on the other hand, radically changed my 1 year’s worth of unsafe driving habits into safe and skillful habits in the first few lessons. She was understanding and adaptive to my individual learning needs. Her warm personality made me very relaxed, and I knew I had little to worry about come the day of the test. I passed 100% first time thanks to Belgica
 
I now feel confident in my ability to drive myself and passengers in any driving conditions, knowing that her teachings will make me a safe driver into the future.
 
Edward  Dennett

After several months on my L plates, I wanted to drive with a professional driving instructor reviewing my driving style. So far, I have driven with two relatives supervising me, but I needed an independent view. We found Belgica’s name among other Sydney driving schools via the internet. We liked what others said about Belgica in their online testimonials and got in touch with her. Belgica was patient and very through, even writing down her professional advice / notes for me to read & absorb before each lesson – as I am deaf. I found it easy to understand her hand instructions & gestures and learnt a lot from her. She helped me correct my driving mistakes. After my lessons with her, I passed my driving test with a 98% score. I definitely recommend her to you, she is very good. Even my husband, with 28+ years driving experience found some of her tips real invaluable.

All the best,
Andrew & Sandra

Lamanda

Dear Belgica,

I cannot believe it’s been almost a months since I got my P’s! I honestly didn’t think that I will ever get it. 

I trully believe I was meant to have you as my instructor. I was a little nervous before our first lesson, but feel at ease and comfortable straight after meeting you. I really did feel that you want me to be a safe driver and not just pass the test.  Our lessons were very enjoyable, i was always looking forward to it .  it felt like I was taught by a “professional friend”, if that makes sense.

I really want to relive that day of the test, the part when the examiner congratulated me for passing!! I passed first go! At Manly too! Anyway, thank you so much  for everything, to be calm and reassuring whenever I was stressed out (hehe), and for believing in me when I didn’t. I’m already recommending you to anyone doing ther Learners!
 
Really miss our lessons Belgica! 
Lamanda 

Belgica was my first and only instructor I worked with, and with her calm and informative coaching abilities, I managed to pass the driving test first go! As a nervous driver, I was fortunate to have found an instructor like Belgica. From the beginning, she taught me the essential skills I needed to be a safe and confident driver and thanks to her effort, experience, patience and friendly nature, I was able to feel at ease during all stages of the learning process.
Like they say, practice makes perfect, but without a good instructor to begin with, someone who could provide a good example, driving could feel a lot more daunting.
So thank you Bel for your support and guidance, without you I don’t think I would have ever obtained my license.

Jamie

Tanya

I passed it the first go and I owe most of the credit to Belgica Driving School.  Belgica is an amazing teacher, a real perfectionist and that reflects a lot on the way she teaches.

I had a great time learning from her and it was all worth it in the end. The classes are fun and an awesome experience for anyone interested in learning. I would definitely recommend it.

 
Tanya Robinson

I recently obtained my license first attempt. This was primarily because Belgica Henry is an excellent, patient, positive and knowledgeable driving instructor. Belgica instilled in me both confidence and important driving skills. I am extremely fortunate that I chose Belgica as my driving instructor, and  would sincerely recommend Belgica to anyone who wants to obtain their license.”

Thank you Belgica.
Irina Wilson

Caitlin

Thanks Belgica, for everything! Passed the driving test on the first go! My lessons with you were always enjoyable and I will remember everything you taught me about driving and safety.

Caitlin Duncan

It’s not easy to get a driver license in another country when you’d spent half of your life driving on the other side and having your own habits.

I had few lessons with Belgica and she corrected me and taught me everything I needed to know to be a safe driver with all her patience and knowledge.

She knows how to teach and she gives us confidence. I’m very grateful for choosing her to help me to get this important document.

Best regards,
Patty Mazza

Having received lessons from other instructors, Belgica was clearly the best… I felt comfortable driving with her, she was determined to make sure I was a competent driver before I even attempt my test, which thanks to her, I passed- first go!

Ryan Nettleton

I would  recommend Marc to anyone who is trying to get their driving license. I had no driving knowledge whatsoever when I started, but thanks to his patience and great teaching skills, I was able to achieve my goal, which was to obtain the manual drivers license. I am happy that I passed the test, but I will definitely miss the lessons that I had with you. Thanks again Marc!

Koko Inoue

Good morning Marc, I didn’t have a minute to myself this weekend to send you this note. I just wanted to say  a big thank you for your patience and teaching skills ! You teach me to gain assurance and confidence in my driving and I am deeply greatful !     I am so happy to have passed my test, sometimes I forget and when I remember and of our lessons, I smile on my own …….. So, a big thanks again Marc and all the best !

Amalia Hernandez

Driving is something that you are going to be doing for the rest of your life and you might aswell get a good driving instructor like Belgica to teach you the first steps. thank you for teaching me how to drive and getting my P’s first go.

Shane Taylor

 

I found Belgica on the Internet and gave her a call to get a quote for a driving lesson. I was suprised at how reasonable Belgica’s price was for a private instructor. I decided to book my first lesson, something i had been putting off for a long time. I was very nervous about driving on the busy streets of Sydney but Belgica was very calm, caring and reassuring.

That first lesson i achieved so much so quickly and I was soon very comfortable on the road. The best thing about Belgica’s’ lesson are that she is a very thorough instructor.

Everything was explained to me clearly and nothing was left out. Belgica has a great car to learn in, it is comfortable and very easy to drive. I passed my test first go, and I now feel like a am a knowledgeable driver, not just one who passed by chance.

Thankyou Belgica.
xoxo
Laura Green

Before having lessons with Belgica I thought that it would be impossible to get my licence. I had multiple driving lessons with other instructors and I felt I was no further in getting my licence. In one lesson with Belgica I learned more than all the hours I had with the other instructors. I had been in a car accident before and the thought of driving scared me.

Because of Belgica’s warm and friendly personality I felt completely comfortable to ask questions and say when I was feeling afraid. Belgica taught me how to deal with all the situations that a driver might face and now even the most frightening of driving maneuvers seem manageable. To anyone who has doubted their ability as a driver I recommend Belgica who has taught me how to be a confident and safe driver. I cannot thank Belgica enough for making having a licence a reality.

Nina Errey

I feel it was important when learning to drive to feel confident behind the wheel. Belgica made learning fun and comfortable. I passed first time, and have recommended her driving school to friends of mine.

J. Farrugia

I recently arrived in Australia with a South African license, after living in London for 12 years and only driving twice during that time, I was obviously out of practice and in dire need of some expert tuition before taking my test again. I had a couple of lessons with another driving school and did not realise how inefficient and incompetent they were until I had my first lesson with Belgica.

She was timeous, charming, very knowledgeable about the road and how to drive in a safe and confident manner. She made me feel very relaxed within the first 5 minutes of my lesson and gave me invaluable tips throughout the tuition period. I only had 2 lessons with her but I managed to pass the test with 100% because of her expertise and professionalism.

I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone trying to prepare for their driving test and I honestly believe that if it were not for her that I would not have passed my test and have the level of driving confidence that I do now. Thank you Belgica and I hope that you continue to teach and motivate many more students in the future!

Bernice Wicks

After five years of being an L plater I have finally passed my P’s last week and its all thanks to Belgica Henry! She very patient, professional and a ball of sunshine to work with. I have never met anyone that is so knowledgeable and passionate about driving safetly.

Belgica did not just taught me how to pass my P’s but also to be a safe and defensive driver on the road! She genuinely considers the welfare of her students after passing the test.. .and rest assure Belgica that you can sleep soundly at night knowing that I have been well taught and prepared for anthing that comes across my way.

And yes, I will work on my observation. Cheers !
Florence

I passed my driving test first go with a lot of help from Belgica, I am a motorcyclist who has been riding for 15 years on Australian roads, I started driving a car 4 months ago, I thought I knew everything about road safety, this was not the case.

Belgica’s patient and professional instruction helped me gain the experience needed to pass the test first go. Her emphasis on observation is paramount to road safety, being a motorcyclist I applaud her attitude of instruction toward observation for cyclists and avoiding dangerous A very happy customer here, worth every cent.

Heath Thorpe
P, plater.

I went through quite a few driving instructors before meeting Belgica, and I’m glad to say that she’s the last one who will ever have to instruct me because she helped me pass the test! Belgica gave me the skills and confidence to drive.

Not only did she drill every rule in the book in my head (which I’m very grateful for), she helped me become a safe and confident driver.

I used to hate driving, but now I can’t wait for the next moment to jump into my car for a drive. Belgica is not only the best instructor I’ve ever had, she’s also a great friend. If you’re looking for a driving instructor, she’s the one to go to, because there’s no one else who can do a better job”.
Thanks Belgica! ! 

Lorraine

Having received lessons from other instructors, Belgica was clearly the best. She was very dedicated to my driving education and made sure that I understood and was competent at all driving manoevers I needed to know.

Belgica herself was a great person to receive lessons from, I felt comfortable learning from Belgica.Belgica was determined to make sure I was a competent driver before I even attempt my Ps test, which thanks to her, I passed first go.

Thank you so much Belgica.

Dear Belgica! I just wanted to thank You deeply once again for all your passion and patience that you were using while teaching me! Before meeting You I thought that I could drive good enough. But first lesson with You showed me how wrong I was. Now I understand that a real professional driver means first of all the safe driver!

This is actually what You are doing – NOT giving to people just the driving skill, BUT trying to create the safe drivers! I know that probably I wasn’t the easy learner with endless repeating of all my mistakes. I know it is always much harder to change the bad habit than to create a new one. And I think You were not believing I could DO the test at first attempt!

But we did it! I hope You could be proud if you were in the car during the test! I think that I did not miss any *blind spot*!!! All your priceless knowledge and experience that You shared with me – are treasured in my mind. And I know that from now on it’s always inside me!
Thank You again!

Best of luck for You and your family.
Sincerely, Natalia.

Dear Belgica,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me overcome my fear of driving! As a Learner at 26, I felt like I was never going to get my license! Or worse yet, end up on one of those shows “Worst Learners” or something!

I was a bit hesitant in choosing my instructor as I knew I was going to be quite anxious to start with, but immediately in our first lesson I knew you were going to be the right instuctor to help overcome my fears, and make sure not only would I be able to pass my test, but ensure I was a safe driver, which to me was much more important.

You really helped me to relax and be calm, and I was glad to have someone so passionate about the safety on the road, and who really knew her stuff! I have heard about some horror stories of some instructors overlooking important driving techniques just because it wasn’t part of the test! Or even teaching bad habits and having their client constantly failing because they weren’t taught the right way, and ultimately having to change instructors!

You really helped me relax and overcome my fear of being a bad driver as I knew you would make sure I knew everything I need to know plus more, and instilled confidence that you would not just send me off to the test just knowing “what I needed to” to pass the test. I think it is important to be fully prepared as once we are on the road on our own, we really need to be prepared for all situations, and this was a huge fear for me, driving on my own and not knowing what do! But you always put me at ease and I am glad you worked with until I got it ‘right’!.

I had to relocate to the Western Suburbs just prior to me taking the test which meant I needed to organise a new instructor to take me for the test, and I booked a lesson in just make sure I had everything fully prepared prior to the test and she actually commented on what a great instructor I had previously as there was nothing she could pick up on to improve! This comment was made a couple of times, and she even said when she got clients from other instructors she usually had to fix certain areas, but could fault nothing with me and credited my previous instructor. Also when I did go for my test, I not only passed, but almost got a mark of 100%, the only point I lost was for not waiting 5 secs to pull out of the kerb for a 3 point turn – a nerve thing more than anything else!

On top of all of this, you are an amazing woman and really enjoyed my driving lessons as you are so easy to get along with and always up for a good chat! I really miss our lessons as I felt you became a friend as well, so will drive over for a cuppa to show off my new car and driving skills and yes Belgica, observation! haha I love even after I have passed my test and when I speak to you, you are still reinforcing the importance of being safe on the road!

All the best for a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year, I hope all your clients have the same gratitude towards you I do, as sincerely, I really doubt I could have gotten my license without you!

Lots of love!

Narelle Price

PS You really are the best and I really do feel it was meant to be to have you as my instructor! Thanks for all your support and love outside of the driving! I will definitely keep in touch xx”

Our son Shane has been tutored by Belgica for the last few months.

Belgica was always punctual for lessons and always kept us, the parents up to date with our sons progress.

I would recommend Belgica to anyone seeking a driving school; she comes highly recommended as our son obtained his licence first time around.

William & Karen Taylor

Dear Belgica! I just wanted to thank You deeply once again for all your passion and patience that you were using while teaching me! Before meeting You I thought that I could drive good enough. But first lesson with You showed me how wrong I was. Now I understand that a real professional driver means first of all the safe driver! This is actually what You are doing – NOT giving to people just the driving skill, BUT trying to create the safe drivers!

I know that probably I wasn’t the easy learner with endless repeating of all my mistakes. I know it is always much harder to change the bad habit than to create a new one. And I think You were not believing I could DO the test at first attempt! But we did it! I hope You could be proud if you were in the car during the test! I think that I did not miss any *blind spot*!!! All your priceless knowledge and experience that You shared with me – are treasured in my mind. And I know that from now on it’s always inside me! Thank You again! Best of luck for You and your family. Sincerely, Natalia. ” I think that will be a good form.
I just changed a bit my previous message and added couple new things. Many thanks and glad to meet again, 

Natalia.

I recently obtained my licence first attempt. This was primarily because Belgica Henry is an excellent , patient, positive and knowledgeable driving instructor. Belgica instilled in me both confidence and important driving skills. I am extremely fortunate that I chose Belgica as my driving instructor, and would sincerely recommend Belgica to anyone who wants to obtain their licence. 

Thank you Belgica. 
Irina Wilson 

This is Peruz Cigercioglu. I have known Belgica for almost four years now. She helped my oldest son, my younger daughter and now this year my younger son and three other members of my family to get their license. She’s always keen to teach the right way with her own driving experience till they are ready for their driving test. She’s always on time and is an affordable price for anyone I can and always recommend her to any friend or family without any doubts. 

Thank you Belgica 
Peruz Cigercioglu

Belgica’s my one and only driving instructor. I got my full license because of her superb teaching skills. Her techniques in driving are very logical and her explanations on how the rules work make perfectly sense. I would definitely recommend Belgica to anyone who’s trying to get their licenses. Not only that, she’s fun to be with. Driving with her made the lessons comfortable. Thank you so much Belgica. 

🙂 Jo Alcantara

I first found Belgica on the internet.  I was doing my research of local driving instructors so I’d called quite a few places before finding her. As I am 37 and had never even sat in the drivers seat of a car, it was extremely important I found someone who understood my needs and had the ability to instill some level of confidence in me.
From the very first phone call Belgica had that great combination of a sense of humour and a knowledge of her own skills. I can’t begin to explain my level of fear on that first lesson. But, with Belicas help and her clear instructions, she had me on the road in no time.
I came to look forward to my lessons, even if I was scared. Belgica was always able to reassure me and give me the confidence to do the things I would never have imagined possible.
Thanks to Belgica, I now have my licence. Not only do I have my licence but I got it first go.
I highly reccommend her for anyone wishing to be given the safest driving skills possible. She didn’t let me get away with anything and for that reason I am driving today and loving it.THANKS BELGICA!!!!
 
Kind Regards
Jaine

Contrary to any reservations I might have had initially about receiving driving lessons so late in my driving logbook record, the experience I had with Belgica’s driving lessons proved them wrong.

I was made to feel very relaxed when I began received lessons from Belgica, which made the initially difficult process of driving a lot easier. While tackling the task of driving Belgica always made me feel comfortable, there still seems to be no explanation for her inexhaustible patience and optimism.

Thanks to this happy learning environment Belgica encouraged along with her teaching, I have the confidence and skills that I hope will be with me for the future whenever I’m driving.
I highly recommend taking up Belgica’s driving lessons; I have lots of fond and happy memories of the learning process! The enjoyable experience of having driving lessons with Belgica reflects aptly her enthusiasm and capabilities as an instructor.

 
Laura Hanrahan

Hey Bel!

Everyone told me to start driving early, but with the HSC and all, there was just no time. By the time I got my L’s, all my friends had already failed their first Driving Test and that didn’t leave me very confident with passing the test first go. Luckily, a friend referred me to Bel and she worked wonders. She corrected a lot of my bad habits I had been doing from my previous instructor and basically provided me with a comfortable environment to learn and perfect skills to the extent where I was confident with not only passing the test, but being on the road by myself. Of course, needless to say, I passed the test on my first go and couldn’t be more grateful for having such an awesome instructor =) ” 

Regards,
Andy

 

Belgica is a very professional, experienced driving instructor who knowswhat she is talking about.  Her attention to detail, endless patience and enthusiasm never ceased to amaze.  I would recommend Belgica as an instructor to anyone.

Bernadette