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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 41 Australian schools have a holistic approach, with an emphasis on academic excellence, combined with co- curricular activities such as sports and arts. they also provide English language programs and individualised support for their international students. dedicated and experienced teachers, advanced technological facilities and a variety of co-curricular activities make the Australian school experience world class. children attend school in Australia from five years of age. The Australian school system is divided into: Primary school and Secondary school (junior, middle and senior). In the final year of school (Year 12), students are usually 17 or 18 years old. Students complete a final exam in Year 12 for entry to university or a vocational institute. 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 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. leArning For the Future In the future, there will be new jobs and careers that haven’t yet been imagined. Australian schools teach a curriculum which incorporates skills in problem solving, independent thinking, technology and flexibility, which will help today’s children have the capacity to work in a fast-changing world of tomorrow. Australia has a national curriculum framework to ensure high academic standards across the country. All schools provide subjects in the eight key learning areas: English; mathematics; studies of the society and the environment; science; arts; languages other than English; technology; and personal development, health and physical education. > Schools aim to give their students a solid foundation from which to develop into the best person they can be. Images: Oliver Strewe, Tourism Australia. scHools: lEarninG For the Future Australian schools provide high quality education as the basis for lifelong learning and student success at university and into their careers. At The Scots College, we aim to honour the learning and adventures of boys, providing experiences of excellence to extend boys and build their strength of character. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY TO BRAVE HEARTS AND BOLD MINDS “Our challenge is to ensure the Scots experience fosters leadership, character and spirit to define the Brave Hearts and Bold Minds of every child as they grow into fine Scots boys.” Principal, Dr Ian PM Lambert As one of the oldest and the most reputable boys’ schools in Australia The Scots College is located in the leafy suburban environment of Bellevue Hill, Sydney. Scots’ Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy recognises the need for a special journey and adventure in the hearts of young boys and men. Our development-stage-relevant models of learning seek to make every day in a Scots boy’s life part of an exciting adventure. Our College vision is singularly focused on the education, nurture and development of fine Scots boys who will generously learn, lead and serve in the community. International students are very much a valued part of our Scots community. Our International Exchange Programs are popular with students as they provide understanding of other cultures and a broader world view. Our state-of-the-art facilities and innovative programs encourage boys to persevere, persist and achieve personal success. You can rest assured your son will be well cared for as he joins his assigned Boarding House family. Under the watchful eye of his Teachers and House Tutor he will be guided and supported every step of the way of his Scots’ journey. He will be challenged and will know and understand the true joy of achieving worthy and ambitious goals through his own meaningful work and through the efforts of the teams of which he is a valued member. He will reside in a secure location only ten minutes travel to the well-appointed shopping centre of Bondi Junction. Sydney is also famous for its cultural diversity and welcoming community atmosphere and its CBD is a mere couple of stops on the train or a short ride on the bus. It presents an ideal learning ground where students can have a positive and educational cultural experience. “This College has a big picture. We can see the forest and not just the trees; we have a vision concerning educational excellence that stands alone in its richness and boldness.” said Dr Ian PM Lambert, The Scots College Principal. “We aim to equip all different types of boys with Brave Hearts and Bold Minds that will prepare them for the challenge of a meaningful life and provide them with a chest full of confidence.” To find out how your boy can become part of this journey please visit www.tsc.nsw.edu.au www.tsc.nsw.edu.au primAryAndsecondAryschools
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