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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 87 ‘Schools monitor student attendance, academic progress and liaise with parents.’ EstablishEd in 1966 and sEt on a sprawling 29-hEctar E singlE campus, Yarra VallEY grammar offErs a co-Educational indEpEndEnt Education from EarlY lEarning to YEar 12. thE school has a tradition of acadEmic ExcEllEncE and innoVation, sEtting high standards of pErformancE, as wEll as strong sporting and artistic culturEs. Our students excel under the guidance of great teachers who love what they do and seek to inspire them to achieve their best. They have a genuine interest in getting to know their students, so they can teach them effectively, identify issues or problems, and care for their welfare. Our local students and staff create a welcoming environment for our international students who speak very highly of the School and their experiences. Yarra Valley Grammar’s broad curriculum is responsive to individual student needs, and new subjects and projects are introduced to ensure relevance to today’s students. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes provide our international students with an opportunity to succeed in an environment that caters for second language learners, and a classroom aide offers assistance in all subject areas to ensure the content is understood and the student can move forward confidently. A support program for international students is offered after school to complement the curriculum across all subject areas. This program is supervised by the Head of International Students and experienced tutors in key subject areas. Yarra Valley Grammar aims to instil a sense of independence and resilience in each student. We understand how important it is for our students to feel safe and valued within the School community. A strong pastoral care team, along with the international student guardian and homestay family, supports the academic and personal journey of every international student. Together we encourage our international students to participate in a diverse range of extra curricular opportunities, including academic, sporting and special interest clubs. International students also have access to support and enrichment programs, as well as vocational counselling and specialist advice on tertiary courses. The majority of students move on to tertiary study, with the University of Melbourne and Monash University being the most popular choices. A unique aspect of Yarra Valley Grammar is its spacious grounds and extensive on-site playing fields, including a Physical Education and Sports Complex. Yarra Valley Grammar’s brand new Upper Primary Building, contemporary Year 7 Centre and Senior Student Centre, provide flexible learning spaces for students. There are also superior facilities for music and drama within the School’s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre and Music School, as well as two libraries, a Science Centre, tennis courts, hockey fields and a swimming pool. An extensive computer network covers the whole school with wireless internet connection and technology integrated throughout the curriculum. Senior School students have access to eight information technology laboratories and two multimedia laboratories. ‘Wootton Lodge’, the School’s country property in Eastern Victoria provides a focus for the School’s comprehensive Outdoor Education program. a co-Educational school in thE anglican tradition – EarlY lEarning to YEar 12 Yarra Valley Grammar Kalinda Road Ringwood Victoria 3134 Australia Telephone +61 3 9262 7700 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.yvg.vic.edu.au CRICOS NO. 00356E great teachers. great Education. great opportunities. 8464 - YVG Edu. Destination-2.indd 1 4/10/11 3:40 PM In the Australian school system, there are three types of schools. All schools must meet the high regulatory standards of the Australian Government. 1. Government schools (also known as public schools) 2. independent schools (also known as non-government or private schools) 3. Catholic schools. Government schools are run by the Department of Education in each State and Territory. Independent schools often have a religious affiliation and are controlled by a school board. Most international students attend independent schools. government schools These schools are under the authority of the State Department of Education and are regulated by a centralised government body. Government schools offer a strong education without a religious denomination. Most government schools are co- educational (both boys and girls). Only a few schools are single sex (boys only or girls only). Some government schools are selective, which means students must pass a test to apply for the school, or specialise in a particular field like drama, music or science. While there are government schools in most towns across Australia, only certain schools are approved for international students. These schools have the infrastructure and support systems to ensure international students settle into school and excel. Government schools provide modern facilities for their students, including computers, library resources, science laboratories, individual and group learning areas, art and music studios. They also have sports grounds and equipment for physical education and activities. The classroom teaching is interactive and exciting. Students take part in discussions and ask questions. school uniForms In most Australian schools, students wear school uniforms. Uniforms usually consist of trousers or shorts, a shirt and a jacket for the boys and a dress, skirt or trousers and a jacket for the girls. They may also have sports uniforms. Schools tend to have different uniforms for summer and winter in the school colours. range of quality schools The school sector in Australia is made up of three areas – government schools, independent schools and Catholic schools. Each area offers a quality education to meet the individual needs of students.
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