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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
36 Australia – The Education Destination neW south WAles More than 45,000 students are enrolled in ELICOS courses in NSW. The majority of students come from China followed by South Korea, Thailand, Brazil and India. English language colleges provide support services for international students including social gatherings and sight-seeing trips. 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. new south Wales Schools aim for high academic standards, as well as providing excellent opportunities for co- curricular activities such as sport, music and drama. Independent schools usually include boarding houses on campus and have a mix of day and boarding students, with many from overseas. The schools provide pastoral care to ensure students are happy in Australia and achieve their best. Around 7000 international school students are enrolled in schools in NSW. The largest numbers are from China, followed by South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. 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 nearby. 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. » Above: Schools have state-of-the- art facilities for their students. Image: St Catherine’s School, Waverley. ‘Schools provide pastoral care to ensure students are happy in Australia and achieve their best.’ ‘Students can choose from a range of accommodation options in Sydney and across NSW.’
Australia The Education Destination 2010
Australia The Education Destination 2012