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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
40 | australia the education destination Delivering international boys' education in Adelaide, Australia BLACKFRIARS PRIORY SCHOOL Enquiries www.bps.sa.edu.au email@example.com +61 8269 6333 Delivering international boys' education in Adelaide, Australia BLACKFRIARS PRIORY SCHOOL Blackfriars Priory School has built a commanding reputation for the education of boys in Adelaide. Guiding and nurturing the students to successfully reach their academic, spiritual, physical, social and emotional potential by providing an environment to learn and develop to their full potential. Located on the fringe of the City of Adelaide, in established grounds with quality facilities, Blackfriars is the perfect location to strive for success. With links to quality Homestay and English language classes, as well as expert teaching, we are confident that students will not only experience the richness of life in Adelaide, but will be the beneficiaries of an education that will provide life long opportunities. Blackfriars' educational framework is distinctive and diverse. We adapt the best in educational design and delivery, and focus on the developmental needs of boys by adopting best practice in Boys' Education. With an extensive and comprehensive curriculum the student's courses culminate in the completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) opening the full breadth of post school options such as University, TAFE, apprenticeships and the workforce in general. The professionalism of Blackfriars' staff and the emphasis on quality relationships between teachers and students are hallmarks of the school. Teachers and students work collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students as individuals. We encourage investigation of our website and are pleased to respond to enquiries for enrolment for students from anywhere in the world. Please do not hesitate to contact the International Student Co-ordinator if you wish to make further enquires. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bps.sa.ed.au International students say they like studying English here because of the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Primary and secondary schools South Australia has a system of government and independent (private) schools. Many of Adelaide’s schools, both public and private, have developed their own speciality focus, such as music, sport, science or the International Baccalaureate. Adelaide’s International Baccalaureate program is one of the largest in the world. Many schools are co-educational, enrolling both boys and girls, while others are single-sex only. Schools provide academic excellence through their teaching staff, their wide choice of subjects and their technologically advanced facilities. To ensure students gain an education that meets their academic and personal needs, schools have an extensive array of sports, arts and co-curricular activities. They also have English language programs and individualised support for their international students. More than 1000 international students are enrolled as fee-paying students at government schools, where the staff/ student ratio, at 1-26, allows individual attention. South Australia’s Catholic schools have around 300 international students and the 36 private schools enrol 500 international students. Fees at these private schools are surprisingly affordable: in fact, the cost of an Adelaide private school education is significantly lower than in Sydney – by as much as 40%. These schools are particularly strong in academic subjects. Around 90% of students graduating from private schools gain university entrance. Ten of Adelaide’s private schools have comfortable, friendly boarding houses, ideal for teenagers who are studying. For those schools without boarding houses, students live in a homestay arrangement – in the house of an Australian host family. Your school will assist in finding a suitable homestay family. The SA Government Schools International Student Program has a Homestay Program in which students are hosted with caring families across Adelaide and South Australia. Living and working in Adelaide The city offers a huge selection of attractive places to unpack the suitcases and settle in. Housing can cost from $90 to $250 a week, depending on your choice of accommodation. Whether it is on-campus residences, international residences with first-class facilities and broadband, centrally-located modern apartments or a share house in a quiet suburb – there’s something for every budget. Food is well-priced and high quality. Students enjoy shopping for healthy fruit and vegetables at Adelaide’s australian state profiles south australia is also a highly acclaimed centre of excellence for hospitality and the culinary arts, with internationally accredited courses. south australia
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