The International Student Program
Welcome to the International Student Program at Melbourne Girls’ College.
In 2012 the Program has 54 overseas students. The girls come from the many Asian countries in the region: China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, England and Bangladesh; and we also have a small number of students from Europe.
The International Student Program complements the diverse cultural and ethnic composition of the school’s population.
Many of our overseas students are attracted by this diversity and the comprehensive academic program which is offered at Melbourne Girls’ College. The school’s reputation for academic excellence and its emphasis on the development of leadership skills have also appealed to potential overseas students interested in studying in Australia.
We are particularly proud of our 2011 Year 12 International students who achieved outstanding VCE results with 46% of the girls having ATAR scores over 90 and received offers at prestigious universities or other tertiary institutions. The 2011 Dux of Melbourne Girls' College was an International Student.
The International Student Program at Melbourne Girls’ College aims to deliver a high quality, personalized educational experience for all our students. In this regard, we have put in place various procedures and programs to assist overseas students from the time they arrive. We have developed a program that provides pre-arrival information, an initial orientation program and regular monitoring of academic progress at English Language Schools and throughout their studies at Melbourne Girls’ College. Overseas students are integrated with all students into mainstream classes but attend English as a Second Language classes in Years 10 -12. An After School Program provides assistance with homework and encourages students to improve their language skills in a relaxed environment.
Students are encouraged to participate in all activities offered in the school and are assisted in settling into the school program by fellow students, tutors and teachers. The Overseas Student Program is assisted by staff who are Chinese and Vietnamese speakers and have expertise in teaching English as a Second Language.
The school is responsible for the welfare arrangements for many of our students who are under 18 years and have no family members in Australia. The accommodation arrangements are made according to the needs of students and visits are made regularly to ensure that the quality of support and care is maintained.
The role of the International Student Coordinator is to liaise with the students and the International Education Division of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the school, English Language Centre and the Victorian School of Languages.
The full-time program assistant speaks both Vietnamese and Chinese and is available to interpret and clarify information for parents and students.
Our priority is to ensure that all overseas students have positive experiences while studying at Melbourne Girl’s College and that the quality of care and support assists them in integrating into the life of the College and improving their understanding of Australian culture.
Bronwyn McGarry – International Student Coordinator
Mobile: 0407 019 896
Amanda Trang – ISP Assistant
Phone: 61-3-9425 8935
For further information and applications please go to www.study.vic.gov.au
Provider: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
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