Templestowe College for International Students
Templestowe College is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne on a large campus of 15 acres with many courtyards and garden areas. It is close to the Yarra River, spacious parklands and a variety of shopping options.
Templestowe College is a Coeducational 7-12 school of about 450 students. The College has a multicultural student population. It is serviced both by public transport and by buses that are specifically organised to access the College. The school began an International Student Program in 1998 and currently has students from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Malaysia, Iran, Thailand, Romania, Colombia and Vietnam.
Melbourne is the State capital and Australia's second largest city, with a population of 4 million. It's a clean city, open and vibrant, and its Central Business District (CBD) and suburbs are easily accessible by safe and modern transport.Melbourne has been voted as one of the "most liveable cities" in the world. It's the cultural, artistic and sporting hub of Australia. It's a city of great diversity - you can find the food you like, as well as newspapers, radio and television programs in many different languages.
English Language Tuition
The College has an Accredited Language Centre and offers intensive English Language tuition on campus. On arrival our international students are assessed to determine their language proficiency. Depending on their needs, they complete a ten or twenty-week program in the Language Centre to prepare them for mainstream classes and to introduce them to the Australian education system and culture. An orientation program, tours and excursions are part of the learning and integration process. We believe that tailoring the program to individual needs is important so that English skills can develop more quickly. We ensure maximum support for all students by offering a pre-VCE study program and by gradually integrating students into mainstream classes.
EAL classes: Specialised English as an Additional Language classes run at Years 10, 11 and 12. These programs combine both local and international EAL students with specialised staff to foster continued improvement in English and to maximize results in this area.
Student Welfare: As well as a strong academic program Templestowe College provides a high level of personal care for students. The College is committed to providing a safe and successful experience for all our students. The Assistant Principal, Mrs Sally Holloway, as Director of Student Services oversees the International Program. The International Student Coordinator is Mrs Angela Hoptroff, whose sole responsibility is to provide care and support while closely monitoring the students' progress. She selects homestay families to ensure that students are well cared for and are in a safe and secure environment. She and Mrs Margaret Wong, our multicultural aide who speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and Mrs Kim Ngo our multicultural aide who speaks Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese, maintain regular contact with parents, and homestay families. Specialised career and course counselling is provided by our Careers Coordinator.
Years 7 – 9: A dynamic and future focused curriculum with an emphasis on improving literacy and numeracy is offered in years 7 to 9.
VCE: Templestowe College is one of very few schools to offer the option of completing the VCE over three years rather than two, which allows capable students to accelerate through their studies and even repeat a subject to achieve higher grades. From year 10 students are therefore able to choose from a large range of VCE subjects to maximise their potential for achieving a high ATAR score.
VCAL: The College offers a senior VCAL program as an alternative pathway for students in years 11 and 12.
All students are given extensive support and encouragement to enable them to pursue their desired tertiary pathway.
Electives: The College also offers an exciting range of elective subjects such as Computer Gaming Design in cooperation with our educational partner Latrobe University, Working with Animals, Geek studies with a focus on robotics, Fashion/ Textiles, Visual Communication and Design and Food Technology.
Templestowe College encourages all students to become involved in extra curricular activities, such as camps, excursions, drama and musical productions and sporting competitions.
Results: 100 % of International students successfully gained their VCE in 2012. The top international student in 2012 was Ms Ji Won Kim who was successful in obtaining a place to study the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne.
Reporting: Students receive four written reports a year. The end of semester reports are translated. Constant communication is maintained with parents to ensure that the students are progressing well through email, letters and phone calls.
Application Process: To apply for a place at Templestowe College, please access the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website at www.study.vic.gov.au or send an email to our International Student Coordinator, Mrs Angela Hoptroff at firstname.lastname@example.org
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
Provider Name: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria