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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
78 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 schools >ovErviEW QuALifiEd, dEdiCATEd TEACHErS All teachers must be properly qualified to teach in Australian schools. Teachers may specialise in particular age groups – such as early childhood, primary or secondary. They may also specialise in discipline areas or subjects, like mathematics, science, sport, multimedia, languages and art. Certain teachers are qualified and experienced in working with children with specific needs. Australia’s teaching education is world- class and its universities produce excellent teachers. Teacher quality and the strength of school leadership are recognised as the greatest school-based determinants of educational success. Quality teaching has a measurable impact on student outcomes. Australian teachers and school leaders are having a profound impact – with Australian schools performing strongly in international tests such as PISA (the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment) and TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study). ensuring the QuAlity of schools Australian schools have long been acknowledged as world leaders in the fields of curriculum development, academic progress, the use of information technology in the learning environment, and outdoor education as part of the child’s development. The increasing popularity of Australian schools with international students is due to this excellent reputation, along with the dedicated pastoral care and safe environment. › Right: Australian schools give their international students the necessary support, encouragement and opportunities to succeed. lots oF FriEnds ‘My older sister and I are boarders at St Catherine’s School, Waverley; we’re from Hong Kong and I’ve just completed Year 8. I love having my sister around, she gives me all her books. Mum and Dad keep in regular contact with us through Skype. ‘I’ve made lots of friends here at St Catherine’s. Here I am with some boarding house friends. The teachers help me focus academically and boarding staff are very caring.’ ka Wing Wai, st catherine’s school, Waverley, nsW thE school YEAr The Australian school year starts in early February and runs until December. Most schools have four terms of 10 weeks per term. There is a two to three week holiday between terms and a long summer holiday in December and January each year. School hours tend to be 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Students often take part in sports and other co-curricular activities on Saturdays.
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