Westbourne Grammar School
CRICOS Provider Number : 00355F
Address : 300 Sayers Road, Truganina, VIC, AUSTRALIA 3029
Website : www.westbournegrammar.com
School Type : Co-educational, Day school
Philosophy – Special Features, Brief history
Westbourne Grammar School is a private school founded in 1867 and best known for its academic excellence. The school’s curriculum is designed to help students achieve the best grades, with the help of dedicated staff. As a result, students will be prepared to entire higher education with ease. Additionally, the school is equipped with the latest facilities, academic resources and activities. Additionally, the school has a nursing facility and the school takes students out on excursions during holidays. Students in Year 9 are encouraged to learn a secondary language other than English.
The school is located in Victoria, on the west side of Melbourne. Traveling to and from the school to Melbourne takes only 20 minutes by car.
Curriculum and Qualifications
Students in Year 11 and 12 are required to take the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). It is a certification that is recognized nationally and worldwide. The school’s examinations are provided by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority and monitored by the Ministry of Education in the State of Victoria. Entry requirements for overseas students Students who plan to enrol in the school from Year 7 to Year 11 onwards must present the latest school transcript, documenting the last 2 years of study, teacher’s recommendation and AEAS result.
Intensive English/ ESL Support
International students will receive a lot of help by the school’s staff. English classes are small, intensive and usually have less than 10 students per class, allowing students to improve their English skills with their teacher and friends.
Pathways to University
To progress to university, students must successfully pass Year 12 examinations and all VCE courses. Students can use their VCE scores to apply to universities across the country as well as Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.
Academic Achievement /Other Notable Achievements
Westbourne Grammar School has a record of academic achievements by its students.
- In 2013, students achieved an average ATAR score of 85 points.
- Statistically speaking, 50% of students from Westbourne achieved outstanding scores, ranking the school at number 14 in all of Australia.
- Overall, 60% of students achieved an ATAR score of more than 80 points.
Westbourne students are required to stay with homestay families in the case the student does not have any relatives in Australia. However, if the student does have relatives, they can stay with them as well.
Support Services for International students
The school has established a centre for international students in order to better help and serve the students. There will be a Student Coordinator to advise and assist students in every subject including establishing student clubs and activities. Additionally, the school provides transportation services to and from the airport.