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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
1 2 3 4 5 relaxed lifestyle in the bush capital Canberra is known as the bush capital due to its tranquil, leafy setting. Visitors are often surprised at the number of native birds and animals in the ACT. Whatever brings you to Canberra, there’s a good chance you will find a lot more to enjoy than you first expected. This clean, relaxed and friendly city isn’t just a great place to study – it might even begin to feel like your second home. ■ toP FiVe Walk or ride through one of the many bush areas and spot a kangaroo or two. Watch the Australian government in action at Question time then take in a view of the city from the roof of Parliament house. enjoy the outdoor café culture at manuka, with brunch or coffee – or head back after dark to the restaurants and nightclubs. see Aboriginal paintings and art from around the world at the national gallery of Australia. spend the afternoon at canberra’s wineries, sampling wine and tasting gourmet produce from the region. cAnberrA’s uniVersities Australian national university – www.anu.edu.au university of canberra – www.canberra.edu.au Australian catholic university – www.acu.edu.au Australian defence Force Academy – www.adfa.edu.au Act department of education – www.det.act.gov.au study in canberra –www.educationcapital.canberra.edu.au/ AustrAliAn cAPitAl territory getting around canberra Canberra has a good bus network all over the city and great cycle paths. Travel to and from campus is easy with buses servicing all tertiary institutions and schools. On-campus safety is also taken care of, with after-hours shuttle buses and security staff. living and working in canberra International student life isn’t all about studying – outside of class, you can enjoy Canberra’s many cafes and restaurants, boutique shops, markets, cinemas, museums and art galleries. Canberra’s restaurants are multicultural so international students are never far from home-style cuisine. To fund all these activities, you can find part- time work. Hospitality and retail (shop) jobs are always popular choices for fitting around class schedules but these are not the only options. Some international students find jobs as language tutors for local students. Canberrans enjoy the outdoor leisure activities available in their city. There are lots of sporting facilities (eg tennis, golf, cricket, netball, hockey, gyms and swimming pools) as well as national parks and outdoor areas for activities such as bushwalking, bike-riding and rock climbing. You can also sail, row or wind-surf on Canberra’s lakes. the beneFits oF A smAll city George Hancock is a boarder at Canberra Grammar School, which is close to the Australian Parliament House. George says: ‘I love boarding in Canberra. There are the benefits of being in a city, without having to go to a bigger Sydney boarding school. We get access to all the school facilities.’ By living in the school boarding house, George has made friends from Australia and other countries. It is like having a ready-made family of brothers. George says, ‘I’ve made lots of friends and there is always someone to talk to.’ images: canberra tourism ‘Canberra is known as the bush capital due to its tranquil, leafy setting.’ Australian capital territory ‘International students are warmly embraced into the school communities and cared for throughout their education.’ 48 Australia – The Education Destination CANBERRA A CAPITAL PLACE TO LIVE AND LEARN Canberra Girls’ Grammar School (CGGS) is the oldest day and boarding school in the ACT, and the only girls’ boarding school in Canberra. Set on beautiful grounds within view of Parliament House, the School provides exceptional facilities, outstanding academic achievements and a wide range of co-curricular activities. CGGS comprises a co-educational Early Learning Centre, a Junior School (co-educational to Year 2, girls from Year 3), and a girls’ Senior School and Boarding House for Years 7-12. Canberra Grammar School (CGS) is an Anglican School for both day and boarding students; a co-educational Early Learning Centre and Primary School to Year 2, with boys only to Year 12. Located near Lake Burley Griffin and close to Canberra city, CGS provides a secure, supportive and happy environment with exceptional music and academic programs. For further information on Canberra Grammar School please contact: t: +61 2 6260 9744, e: email@example.com Canberra Grammar School - Monaro Crescent, Red Hill AC T 2603 For further information on Canberra Girls’ Grammar School please contact: t: +61 2 6202 6420, e: firstname.lastname@example.org Canberra Girls’ Grammar School - Melbourne Avenue, Deakin ACT 2600 Canberra Girls’ Grammar School An Anglican School founded in 1926 Celebrating 85 Years! “Being in the boarding house is like having a lot of brothers” www.cgs.act.edu.au www.cggs.act.edu.au Canberra Grammar School Canberra An Anglican School founded in 1926 Canberra Grammar School Canberra Grammar School
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