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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 87 Murdoch colleGe, WesTern ausTralIa At Murdoch College, students are offered excellent educational opportunities and facilities. The College’s multicultural population enables Australian and international students to forge friendships and cultural understandings as members of a learning community. Murdoch College offers high quality secondary courses which provide the perfect pathway into an exciting degree at any university. Middle School: Years 7–9 Senior School: Years 10 –12 Foundation: Western Australian Universities’ Preparatory Program (WAUPP) English: Preparation for Secondary Studies (PSS) The advantages of Murdoch College include: • small class sizes • specialised teaching • modern facilities KnoWledGeaBle Teachers: JaMIe Jamie commenced WAUPP at Murdoch College in 2010 after completing her O Levels at Chung Cheng High School, Singapore. This photo was taken on Murdoch College Multicultural Day. Jamie says of her experience: ‘The College has made me a more outgoing person. It has also helped me to understand the need to step out of our comfort zone at times. The teachers here are very patient and knowledgeable. They are also very willing to assist students in their studies. The atmosphere in the College is also very conducive and welcoming; allowing me to concentrate on my studies.’ Jamie will study Veterinary Science at Murdoch University in 2011. achieving academic advantage Murdoch college is a unique non-denominational, co-educational secondary school – the first in australia to be located on a university campus. ‘Murdoch College is a secondary school built on a university campus sharing facilities and courses; this is a unique initiative at the forefront of secondary education and university foundation.’ fInd ouT More Tel: +61 8 9312 0800 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.murdochcollege.wa.edu.au crIcos: 00429D, 00057E MaKInG frIends froM eVery Where: JaMIe-lee Jamie-Lee is from Reunion Island and has completed three terms of English (PSS) followed by one term of Pre-Year 11. She will be starting Year 11 in 2011. Jamie-Lee wanted to study in Australia ‘to learn English and meet overseas and Australian people’. She enjoys living in a homestay because she is able to get to know other international students better. Jamie-Lee has achieved this – her best friend is from Russia! • multilingual members of staff • Teacher Advisory Group ( TAG) • co -curricular activities • MC Online • four commencement dates per year • direct links with Murdoch University • strong partnership with parents • Learning Enrichment and Academic Program (LEAP) • one-to-one computer student ratio • strong pastoral care • holistic education • extra-curricular activities • interschool sports • 40% international students and 60% local students • every student is accepted as an individual. ■ supporTIVe coMMunITy: saManTha Samantha, from Kuching, East Malaysia, started Year 12 in 2010. She was the recipient of a Murdoch College full academic scholarship in recognition of her straight A result in Form 5 at St Mary’s Secondary School. Samantha feels that Murdoch College ‘has the physical and social structure of a tight-knit and supportive community. Access to the university has also been a welcomed privilege. All the staff inside and outside of the classroom have been outstandingly supportive and willing to take time off their own schedules to help me and other students’. Samantha has applied for a place at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. GreaT To Be on caMpus: raIfe Raife began Year 7 in 2010 at 10 years of age. Raife is from England and comments that ‘it’s a great feeling being around the campus. It makes me feel mature and independent. The teachers are helpful, fun, knowledgeable and most importantly they understand me.’ Raife enjoys ‘the freedom of beaches with fantastic surf ’. He has this advice to new students: ‘Don’t take all your text books on the first day!’ Raife will be starting Year 8 in 2011 and is a regular student on the Principal’s Honour Roll. He also represents the State in swimming. Raife is pictured here on Year 7 camp.
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