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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
20 | australia the education destination Kinross Wolaroi School Orange NSW Co-educational day school with separate boarding sites for girls and boys from Year 7 Kinross Wolaroi School, like a traditional country Australian family, is a school where ideals are based solidly on friendship, spiritual strength, the security of family values, hard work and the pursuit of excellence to the very best of one’s ability. Children are taught, cared for and nurtured in a family environment that fosters a lasting respect for, and genuine interest in one another, while bestowing the maturity and special qualities that equip them for success and happiness in today’s society. For more information contact the Registrar, Mr Graham Jaques by phone +61 2 6392 0403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 59–67 Bathurst Road, Orange NSW 2800 www.kws.nsw.edu.au Primary and secondary schools NSW has an excellent system of government (public) and independent (private) schools from Kindergarten to Year 12. Schools are generally divided into primary school (Kindergarten to Year 6) and secondary school (Year 7 to Year 12). Students sit a matriculation exam in Year 12 for entry to tertiary education. NSW has more than 3000 primary and secondary schools; of these around 2100 are government-funded and 900 are independently managed. There are many schooling options including single sex, co-education, religious, secular and boarding schools, as well as schools specialising in particular fields such as science or sporting excellence, languages or performance arts. Many of the independent schools have religious affiliations such as Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Islamic and Christian, while others are secular. Dr Geoff Newcombe, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Schools in NSW, says private schooling is a great option for international students. “Independent schools have a strong reputation for high academic standards, as well as providing excellent opportunities for co-curricular activities such as sport, music and drama,” he explains. “Independent boarding schools tend to be well-established and include a mix of full-time and day boarding students with many from overseas,” Dr Newcombe says. “Boarding schools usually ensure that they have a broad mix of students from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds which has a very positive effect on the overall educational experience of all students at the school.” There are more than 9000 international school students enrolled in schools in NSW. The largest numbers are from China, followed by South Korea, Vietnam and Nepal. Living and working in NSW Students can choose from a range of accommodation options in Sydney and across NSW. Prices vary depending on the type of accommodation and the region. Accommodation in Sydney is generally more expensive than most other areas in the state. Many universities offer on-campus residences either on the university grounds or near by. While the fees and facilities vary, students are usually provided with a private bedroom and shared bathroom, kitchen and entertainment facilities. Some residences include a dining room and meals; in others, you must prepare your own meals. You can live off-campus in a flat, apartment or house rented from a real estate agent or private landlord. Many students choose to share accommodation and the cost of rent. You are required to pay a bond or a deposit which will be refunded at the end of your stay provided no damage has been done to the property. Your institution may be able nsw has so much on offer with a range of environments to suit everyone’s individual and academic goals. australian state profiles New South waleS
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