The Illawarra Grammar School

The Illawarra Grammar School

CRICOS Provider Number : 02300E

Website : www.tigs.nsw.edu.au

Address : PO Box 225, Figtree NSW Australia 2525 – Western Avenue, Wollongong

School Type : Co-educational Day School

Philosophy – Special Features, Brief history

The Illawarra Grammar School is a co-educational school which was established in 1959. The school aims to develop the students academically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. The school is open from Preparatory to Year 12 and currently has more than 1,070 students.

Location

The school is located in Wollongong city in the state of New South Wales and only 1 hour from the central business district of Sydney and the airport. Wollongong is rated one of the most livable cities in the state of NSW.

Curriculum and Qualifications

The Illawarra Grammar School has Higher School Certificate courses for Year 11 and Year 12 students and also has a variety of subjects to choose from as well as the Higher School Certificate advanced core subjects. The school also offers more courses such as English (ESL – English as a second language) for students in Year 11 and 12. In addition, TIGS also encourages students to participate in various activities to build self-confident and development of teamwork.

English Language Support

The school supports its international students on campus by offering English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to prepare them for higher education.

Accommodation

Homestay accommodation is provided by the school. Each family from the local community is reputable and is close to the school campus, providing easy commute for the student. A homestay coordinate visits all accommodation assuring their well-being and safety.

Support Services for International Students

Guardianship can be provided for all international students under 18 years of age who do not have a parent or relative in Australia.

The King’s School

The King’s School

CRICOS Provider Number : 02326F

Website : www.kings.edu.au

Address : Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2124

School Type : Boys only, Boarding School

Philosophy – Special Features, Brief history

The King’s School is Australia’s oldest independent school and founded in 1831. Established as a boy’s school, this 750 acre compound consists of classroom and various facilities for sports and activities. Well known for its strength in academics, past and present graduates have gone on to become presidents, politicians, leaders in various industries and reputable businessmen.

Location

The King’s School is located in Parramatta which is only 35 minutes from Sydney.

Curriculum and Qualifications

Most of the school’s curriculum focuses on developing their students to become leaders. With subjects like Debate Courses, successful graduate will receive a New South Wales Higher School Certificate which is recognized by universities worldwide.

English Language support

For International students in Year 11 and Year 12, all classes are taught using ESL English by experienced teachers.

Pathways to University

Students who graduated from The King’s School can enroll in higher education of world leading universities whether the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Sydney and NSW University in particular discipline i.e. medicine, law and business administration.

Academic Achievement/ Other Notable Achievements

Students from The King’s School are reputable in having a higher grade average than other schools and also a High School Certificate (HSC) which is above the states average in New South Wales. This creates a better opportunity for the schools graduates in selecting leading universities as their next place of study.

Accommodation

The school provides dormitories for students who are looking to stay at the school. For students in Grade 10 and 12, a private room will be available. The room is furnished with a dining room, living room, laundry room and a medical room.

The Scots College

The Scots College

CRICOS Provider Number : 02287G

Website : www.tsc.nsw.edu.au

Address : Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2023

School Type : Boys, Boarding school

Philosophy – Special Features, Brief history

Scotch College is a coeducational school established in 1919. Located just 8 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide, the school has a campus area of over 125 acres comprised of modern school buildings, dorms for boys and girls, gym and a sports field for various activities. Scots College provides SACE courses, they are standard courses used in South Australia and is recognized by universities in Australia and around the world. The school currently has students from countries such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and many others. In addition, the school provides high-speed internet to aid students in their studies and to easily research information relating to their coursework.

Location

Schools located in Bellevue Hill in Sydney campus. Only 5 km from Sydney and just 15 km from international Airport.

Curriculum and Qualifications

By offering the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) courses, students in Year 10 – 12 will have the flexibility to choose subjects according to their interests. There are over 30 electives for the students in Year 12 to select from. With a large assortment of subjects to choose from, these courses are aimed to help students to discover their hidden interests and talents.

English Language Support

Scotch College provides English as a Second Language (ESL) course, specifically designed for students who do not speak English as their primary language. This courses focuses on enhancing the student’s English abilities by placing them in a small, tight-knit group. This allows the student to be comfortable and allows the teacher to effectively keep track of each student’s progress.

Academic Achievement/ Other Notable Achievements

Graduates from Scotch College are high academic achievers and 35% of the graduates possess the top 10 highest scores in the state.

Accommodation

The school encourages all international students to stay in the school dorms as there will be on-site staff to take care and assist the students. The dorms can accommodate more than 80 students and dorms are separated by gender. Each dorm is staffed with a Head of House, supervising assistant, school tutors and a nurse.

Other Features

The school has staff on board to assist international students in matters relating to counselling services to aid students in their studies and well-being in and out of school.

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale

CRICOS Provider Number : 02295G

Name of School : Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale

School Type : Girls School

Website : www.plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au

Address : 17 Crest Road, Locked Bag 5, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia

Philosophy

PLC Armidale was founded in 1887, and has for the past 75 years been a school of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales. In 2017, the College will celebrate its 130th year of continuous education for girls. PLC Armidale is the only all-girls’ day and boarding school in NSW north of Sydney educating students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. PLC Armidale encourages excellence in academic, creative arts and sporting pursuits. Community engagement is fostered through service learning opportunities for girls of all ages. The school totally supports outdoor activities for students, such as clubs, sport competition, music performance, and festivals to build strong relationship and exchange cultures between international students and local students

Academic Achievement

In 2016, 80% of Year 12 students achieved ATAR more than 80, which 4 of those achieved ATAR more than 90. Moreover, students from PLC Armidale achieved the highest score at 96.45. Besides, PLC Armidale ranked as the fourth in Australia for National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy – NAPLAN)

Curriculum and Qualifications

New South Wales Higher School Certificate is offered to students, and graduates will receive the New South Wales Certificate. English as a Second Language class is also provided for international students. At PLC Armidale, there are many alternatives for subject selection, including Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern History, Ancient History, Studies of Religion, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, French, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Music and Drama.

Location

Presbyterian Ladies’ College is located in the North of Armidale in New South Wales (NSW). There are many transportations to reach Armidale, such as cars, public transportation, flights from Sydney, and train. Armidale is well known for academic, advanced technology, and agriculture.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

CRICOS Provider Number : 02268M

Website : www.krb.nsw.edu.au

Address : New South Head Road, Rose Bay, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2029

School Type : Girl school

Philosophy – Special Features, Brief history

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School was founded in 1882 and is a co-educational school and has classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Grade 7 to Grade 12 is only offered to girls. The school is known for its excellent educational standards and is recognized by the international community. The school also has a network of over 200 schools worldwide. The school teaches students the concept of ‘growth mindset’ where students are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge through effort. They are trained to achieve academic excellence, learn new life skills and learn the concept of self-study.

Location

The school is located in city and surrounded by a positive environment. Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House all can be seen from the school campus.

Curriculum and Qualifications

The school encourages students the use of multimedia in their daily learning and in classes. Multimedia is used in music, art, drama and physical education classes so students are able to practice more efficiently and better prepare for their career path. Students will receive a HSC qualification upon graduation. This certificate is international recognized and can be used to enroll in higher education in both Australia and around the world.

English Language Support

English is taught to those who speak English as a second language (ESL) and taught by experienced teachers who only accommodate a small group of students in each class. This is to help maximize each individual’s development. Apart from this, a special advisory group is also there to help analyze and recommend.

Pathways to University

To ensure students are well prepared for university, the school officials are trained to counsel each student on their career path and what information they need to properly prepare before entering. Career counseling or information is for universities all around the world.

Academic Achievement / Other Notable Achievements

In 2013, 52% of the students achieved a score of 90 and above in ATAR. Students are then able to apply for higher education in various fields such as Business and Communications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Commerce, Applied Science, Combined Law, Engineering, Fine Arts, International Studies, Actuarial Studies and Architecture.

Accommodation

The school provides dormitories for students from grades 7 through grade 12. One out of 3 students chooses to board at the school together with other Australian and international students. Student rooms have recently been renovated and redesigned. School staffs are also present to take care of the well-being of students.

Macarthur Anglican School

Macarthur Anglican School

CRICOS Provider Number : 02269K

Website : www.macarthur.nsw.edu.au

Address : Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2570

School Type : co-educational day school

Philosophy

Macarthur Anglican School was founded in 1984 and is a co-educational Christian school. The school focuses on developing successful students and promoting students to have a great attitude and to have the best possible education possible.  Graduates from Macarthur Anglican School are not only taught to be creative but also become a contributor in society.

Location

Macarthur Anglican School is located South-west of Sydney and only takes 1 hour to get into town. The school campus is within a secure environment and close to the airport and downtown Sydney. Students who choose Homestay accommodation will also be supervised by the school as well.

Curriculum and Qualifications

The school’s curriculum and teaching methods stress the importance of creative learning to the students. The school system is created so that students are always on the look-out for more information and knowledge, therefore lighting a passion for self-learning in each student. The school finds this very important.

Academic Achievement / Other Notable Achievements

Year 2012

  • Recognized in Sydney as the leader for Academic studies and Music
  • 13% of students have an ATAR score of 90 and above
  • More than 50% have an ATAR score of 80 and above
  • 77% of students are accepted into the universities that the students have selected

Accommodation

The school offers Homestay options for students with moderate pricing. Selected homes are generally close to the school campus and go through a selective process in becoming hosts for the students. Parents can be assured that their child is in a safe and secure environment.

International Students’ Support

Macarthur Anglican School has taught international students for over 20 years and specializes in assisting foreign students. Staff is well equipped and experienced in what foreign students have to go through and finds it important to establish close relations with the parents and students who are abroad.

NSW Government Schools

NSW Government Schools

CRICOS Provider Number : 00588M

Website : www.internationalschool.edu.au

Address : International Students Centre PO Box 707, 827-839 George Street, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2007

School Type : Varies. Girls and boys only and co-educational schools

Philosophy- Special Features, Brief History

NSW Government Schools was founded in 1848 and offers curriculums from pre-school until Year 12. Committed to quality, the schools are recognized worldwide and students can select from the various available courses they are interested in studying. School fees are lower when compared to private schools and currently has over 3,500 international students.

Location

NSW schools have campuses in several cities including Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, Balina and more.

Curriculum and Qualifications

Students are required to study core subjects and elective subject of interest such as English, mathematics, science, technology, linguistics, design, physical education, music, drama and dance classes. Each classroom has around 10-30 students only. By working in groups, students have the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and participate creating an active and efficient learning environment.

Entry requirements for overseas students

Student’s looking to enroll will need to provide a 2 year transcript or grades from their previous school and also English language proficiency. If the students language proficiency is not meet the standard, they will be required to study additional English courses.

Pathways to University

All students who graduate from NSW Government Schools will receive a High School Certificate (HSC) which can be used for higher education admission into TAFE institutions or other universities in Australia or around the world.

Intensive English/ ESL Support

Intensive English Centre (IEC) is available for students who need to improve their English language proficiency. This will help build a stronger English foundation for the students. When entering High School, international students will also get to study ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to improve upon their English even more.

Accommodation

Host families that are reviewed by the Australian government can be provided to international students who do not have relatives living in Australia. Fee’s for Homestay range from $220 AUD to $290 AUD per week and also depends on the city chosen. Every host family provides a bedroom, meals, and other facilities to the student. The student and host family are also closely monitored by the school officials to ensure the student’s well-being and happiness, thus maximizing learning and development at school.

Support Services for International Students

Each school provides school officials to help assist with international students. They are also able to speak many different languages lowering the language barrier and can help provide great advice to students and parents. Whether the topic is career guidance, academic questions, visa, health, or personal issues, they are always there to assist. For students who did not pass the English language proficiency criteria, Intensive English Centre (IEC) has courses available to help develop their English capabilities.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

St Catherine’s School

CRICOS Provider Number : 02322k

Website : www.stcatherines.nsw.edu.au

Address : 26 Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024, Australia

School Type : Independent Girls School (Boarding School)

Philosophy

St Catherine’s teachers and mentors spend time getting to know each girl to gain a deep understanding of her talents and interests as well as areas that need strengthening. It means we can set the academic bar at the right height for each student to ensure she is constantly challenged and strives for excellence in her learning. We call this ‘Academic Challenge’, one of two core pillars that nurture each girl in her journey through the School. It is enhanced by programs such as Gifted and talented and Learning enrichment. The other foundational pillar is ‘Academic care’ which supports each girl every step of the way and features a mentoring program and our innovative positive psychology focus from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Location

St Catherines School ia located in Sydney on the Waverly suburb which is only 5 minute from Bronte Beach and only 30 minute to Sydney CBD

Curriculum and Qualifications

St Catherine’s pursues excellence in teaching and learning, encouraging girls to take an active role in their learning and make informed choices about their education. During Years 7-10, girls study a range of mandatory courses, with elective options available from Year 8 onwards. In Years 11 and 12, students choose from a wider range of subjects to prepare for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Academic Achievement

2015 HSC RESULTS An ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is a rank between 0 and 99.95 that indicates a student’s position relative to the state cohort.
ATAR Percentage of students

  • 99+ 5%
  • 95+ 15%
  • 90+ 40%
  • 85+ 62%
  • 80+ 72%

St Paul’s International College

St Paul’s International College

CRICOS Provider Number : 00379J

Website : www.spic.nsw.edu.au

Address : 463 Argyle Street, MOSS VALE, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2577

School Type : Coeducational, Boarding and Day School

Philosophy- Special Features, Brief History

St. Paul’s International College is both a boarding school and day school. The aim of the school is the development of its students, help them excel academically yet and learn about ethics and morality. St Paul’s International College offers a variety of courses to its international students including English (ELICOS) courses for High School (Year 10 -12) and University Foundation courses. Students are able to choose between studying in Year 12 or Foundation courses to prepare for university. With modern style touches, the school is equipped with the latest and most modern teaching equipment & facilities. The school has an IT Centre, Multimedia Centre, Science Laboratory, Art Centre, Library, Cafeteria, Medical Centre, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and a Football Field and is surrounded by nature. The classrooms alone cover 45 acres of St. Paul’s International College creating a well-rounded environment and atmosphere for students to learn.

Location 

St. Paul’s International College is situated in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales providing easy access to Sydney and Canberra.

Curriculum and Qualifications

  • ELICOS (English language Bridging Course for Secondary School Preparation)
  • High School Courses
  • Yrs.7-10, 11 & 12 (Higher School Certificate)
  • The University of New South Wales – Foundation Studies
  • Commerce Streams
  • Science Streams
  • Arts, Law, Social Studies & International Studies Streams
  • Design/Fine Arts, Media & Building Streams

Pathway to University

With an outstanding record over 95% of its students have been accepted into various universities and more than 85% have been accepted into one of the top 8 leading universities in Australia.

Academic Achievement/ Other Notable Achievements

In 2012, 15 students took the NSW Higher School Certificate exam, with 11 students who came from countries where English is their second language.

  • Over 82% of students scored above 50% in the exam
  • Over 25% of students scored above 80% in the exam

The school believes that the results reflect the schools’ philosophy and that commitment of academic excellence is what is important for the education of its international students.

Accommodation

All boarding students at St. Joseph and St. Mary’s have their own single room.  Male and female rooms are also held separately. Accommodation at the schools comes with internet, living rooms, leisure and exercise rooms, laundry rooms and classrooms. Students are closely supervised by experienced staff and are taught to be responsible leaders.

St. Catherine’s School

St. Catherine’s School

CRICOS Provider Number : 00574F

Website : www.stcatherines.net.au

Address : 26 Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024, Australia

School Type : Independent Girls School (Boarding School)

Philosophy

St Catherine’s teachers and mentors spend time getting to know each girl to gain a deep understanding of her talents and interests as well as areas that need strengthening. It means we can set the academic bar at the right height for each student to ensure she is constantly challenged and strives for excellence in her learning. We call this ‘Academic Challenge’, one of two core pillars that nurture each girl in her journey through the School. It is enhanced by programs such as Gifted and talented and Learning enrichment. The other foundational pillar is ‘Academic care’ which supports each girl every step of the way and features a mentoring program and our innovative positive psychology focus from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Location

St Catherines School ia located in Sydney on the Waverly suburb which is only 5 minute from Bronte Beach and only 30 minute to Sydney CBD

Curriculum and Qualifications

St Catherine’s pursues excellence in teaching and learning, encouraging girls to take an active role in their learning and make informed choices about their education. During Years 7-10, girls study a range of mandatory courses, with elective options available from Year 8 onwards. In Years 11 and 12, students choose from a wider range of subjects to prepare for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Academic Achievement

2015 HSC RESULTS An ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is a rank between 0 and 99.95 that indicates a student’s position relative to the state cohort.
ATAR Percentage of students

  • 99+ 5%
  • 95+ 15%
  • 90+ 40%
  • 85+ 62%
  • 80+ 72%