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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
84 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 caring for school students Australian schools provide dedicated support services to care for their international students and ensure they settle in to their new environment. Australian schools welcome international students and care for their educational and personal development. They have dedicated support services to help international students of all ages adjust to their new school and home-away-from-home. orientAtion progrAms Schools offer orientation programs for international students to help them understand the Australian school system, their own school’s structure and governance, Australian culture, and general issues associated with living in a new country. Often a school will also assign a ‘buddy’ to new international students to help them settle into their classes. Their buddy is another student, usually in the same year with a good academic and behavioural record. This provides new students with an immediate friend to help them build a network of friends and deal with issues of homesickness and loneliness. english lAnguAge support Many schools provide English language classes for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. These classes focus on developing students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and developing study skills such as note-taking, report writing, research and information technology use. guArdiAnship And supervision Schools are required by law to supervise students on school grounds in the morning before school, during recess times and after school. This includes students involved in extra-curricular activities on school premises such as sports training or rehearsals for school productions. Students living in boarding houses are supervised at all times. In addition to the specific services for international students, schools also have general social and sports events and other activities which will help all students make friends and settle into their school life. ● ongoing support sErvicEs All schools have an international student adviser to help students adjust to life in Australia. The adviser is a continuous point of contact within the school for any issues. An adviser can help with the following: • arrange for students to be met at the airport upon arrival in Australia • assist in finding accommodation for students • help students understand visa and Overseas Student Health Cover issues • provide guidance for students settling in to a new learning environment. As part of Australia’s strict requirements for education, by law, schools that accept enrolments from international students must have proper support services. Schools also have general counsellors to help students on social and welfare issues. Teachers and school counsellors provide information to parents on their child’s progress, academically and socially, through written reports, telephone calls, meetings and other communication. Parents have open access to information regarding their child’s progress and well-being. Scots boys grow into fine men “We strive to ensure the Scots experience fosters excellence, character and spirit to define the Brave Hearts and Bold Minds of boys as they grow into future business leaders.” Principal, Dr Ian PM Lambert As a boarder he will stay in an historic boarding house where generations of Scots Old Boys have resided before him, including great community leaders who will inspire him to greatness. Your son will receive individual attention to extend him in his studies and be part of a House ‘family’ under the watchful eyes of his Tutors, Matron and Housemaster. Innovative ICT programs and world-class facilities engage boys’ learning Extensive Academic, Performing Arts and Sport programs Institute of Business and Economics Located in Sydney’s exclusive Eastern Suburbs Visit www.tsc.nsw.edu.au As a Scots boy, your son will be nurtured in a culture enriched by pastoral care and camaraderie and encouraged to strive for excellence.
Australia The Education Destination 2011
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