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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 69 souTh ausTralIa 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 2000 international students are enrolled 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. 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. » ‘Students enjoy shopping at Adelaide’s famous Central Market, and they can always find cheap and ample meals in the nearby Chinatown precinct.’ ‘South Australia’s universities follow a tradition of excellence that has nurtured Nobel laureates, Rhodes Scholars and other highly- accomplished alumni.’ Images: Tourism south australia photographer: Adam Bruzzone (right)
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