International Student Program|
Glen Waverley Secondary College is a Government School operated by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). It is one of the four largest secondary colleges in Victoria.
Students are attracted from both local and overseas communities.
Over 40 nationalities and more than 50 languages are represented at the College.
New enrolments are always welcome. International students are regarded as important contributors to the College's culture and ethos. The educational program at the College is designed to support the development of the whole person, with positive self-image, seeking excellence and respecting the rights of others.
All students are encouraged to develop an international perspective that recognises the importance of acquiring the skills to operate successfully as global citizens. Students have access to a wide range of counselling resources.
As well, the mature atmosphere of the senior campus creates the environment essential for students to achieve their best.
Students and teachers enjoy a close and professional working relationship.
See also the Victorian Government Schools International Student Program website.
GWSC, as with all other DEECD Secondary Colleges, has the CRICOS Number 00861K
+61 3 8805 6700
|Principal:||Mr Gerard Schiller|
|International student coordinator:
||Mrs Lena Tan|
0418 547 502
|Telephone:||+61 3 8805 6745|
|Facsimile:||+61 3 8805 6701|
|Total number of students at GWSC:||approx 1850|
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- A very comprehensive ESL program operates from Years 7-12
- Fully qualified ESL teachers support a program of student withdrawal for ESL and mainstream classes
- School camps including Year 12 motivational camps and outdoor education programs
- Year 11 Focus Program to help students develop time management skills and appropriate work ethics
- Music and the performance arts
- Instrumental music, drama, music and choir
- Multimedia and information technology
- Art and graphic communication
- Computer club
- Public speaking
- Participation in science and mathematics competitions
- Weekly study hall
- Revision Programme during April and September Holidays
- Weekly intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) lessons
Student support services and Programs
- A comprehensive support structure with experienced head of school and a team of dedicated coordinators and form teachers responsible for the pastoral care of students
- Student welfare coordinators
- Language aide
- Student counsellors
- After-school homework sessions
yr11 & 12: 2:30pm to 5:15pm
yr8 - 10: 3:15pm to 5:15pm
- Extra ESL for International Students at all year levels
- Holiday revision programme
April - 1 week
September 10 days
- Student representative council
- Careers coordinator and well resourced careers centre
- School nurse
Head Start Program
Year 10 into Year 11
Year 11 into Year 12
At the end of each year, after the final examinations, all students in Year 10 and Year 11 participate in the Head Start Program, which aims to prepare students to meet the challenges of Year 11 and Year 12.
- World-class science and technology centre - excellent technology facilities: wood, food, textiles, metal, electrical and electronics
- Four modern computer labs (PC-format), and a new state of the art multimedia centre
- 500 networked computers with Internet and library access facilities located throughout the school
- World-leading intranet, delivering curriculum and adminstrative services
- Notebook computers for student use in the classroom
- Extensive library, senior student centre and large assembly hall
- Fully redeveloped art wing and dark room facilities
- New drama centre and refurbished music centre
- Fully-equipped gymnasium and oval
- Science facilities
- Tennis/netball/basketball courts
Typical Year 12 results (2012)
Two students achieved an ATAR of 99.
Dux of College in 2012 was an International Student with an ATAR of 99.9.
20% of International Students achieved ATARs above 95.
33% of International Students achieved ATARs 90-95.
20% of International Students achieved ATARs 85-90.
17% of International Students achieved ATARs 80-85.
10% of International Students achieved ATARs less than 80.
59% of cohort accepted into Melbourne University.
31% of cohort accepted into Monash University.
10% of cohort accepted into RMIT.
The local area around the College is light residential suburban housing, meaning that most residences are stand-alone brick-veneer houses on quarter acre blocks of land.
Glen Waverley is serviced by several large shopping centres within a ten kilometre radius, with The Glen Shopping Centre and local shopping precincts in the immediate area.
A number of art galleries dot the region, including the highly esteemed Monash Gallery of Art, and the area is well-resourced by the numerous branches of the Monash Library Service.
There are numerous sporting facilities in the area, ranging from swimming pools to sports arenas. Australians enjoy an active way of life, and this is evident in the Glen Waverley area.
The suburb is well serviced by public transport, specifically buses and trains. Glen Waverley is approximately 35 minutes by train from central Melbourne.
Refer to our location page for interactive maps of the local area.
Please note that the fees quoted here are subject to change beyond our control.
All fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD$).
Application must be accompanied by a fee (except in the case of full-fee dependants), and this non-refundable fee is to be paid directly to the Department of Education.
AUD$220 per application
Tuition Fees (standard)
A sibling discount fee of 10% is offered to families with more than one child enrolled at a Victorian Government school. The oldest child will always pay the full fee amount, and the discounted fee is applied to younger siblings. This discount only applies to standard students. Dependant students already receive a discounted fee, so they are not entitled to this discount.
School Uniform Costs (approx)
Glen Waverley Secondary College is a uniform school, and all students are required to wear correct school uniform.
Overseas Student Health Cover
AUD$498 per student per year
Victoria Certificate Examination
Yr 11 - AUD$227.25 per student (includes one year 12 subject)
Yr 12 - AUD$334.45 per student
Secondary Application Fee (Transfer)
The Department of Education arranges Homestay Accommodation for international students, who area charged a non-refundable fee for this service.
AUD$270 per week
Airport Reception Fee
Students may, on request, apply to be met at the airport and taken to their homestay accommodation.
Each applicant must provide the college with:
- Past two years school reports. These reports must clearly indicate what year level was undertaken during which year. These reports must be translated in English and must be certified by the school. (Stamped by the school)
- A letter of recommendation from the current principal showing the applicant's class and year level, ability to cope with overseas education and other achievements. (Letter must be stamped/certified and translated into English).
If the college is able to offer a place, the applicant will be provided with the official application forms and a list identifying the details required by the International Students Unit of Department of Education, Victoria. Before submission of the application to the Department each applicant must provide the college with photocopies of all documents.
After this process The International Unit will get in touch directly with the applicant.
Applicants from China & other ungazetted countries
Please refer BELOW to documents required by the Department of Education for Chinese students. The International Unit will then issue a pre-visa letter as a start to the application process.
Documents required for Chinese students
- Completed & Signed application form, which clearly indicates the guardian, homestay and airport pick up arrangement
- Please tick the appropriate box if applicant needs the Department to arrange any of the above mentioned services.
- The applicant's residential address in China. (Should be provided in both Chinese and English)
- Past two years school reports. These reports must clearly indicate what year level was undertaken during which year.
Eg. 1999-2000 - Year 10 (Translated into English and stamped by the school)
- Recommendation letter from current principal showing applicant's year level and class. (Translated into English and stamped by the school)
- Copy of each page of Household Register Book
- Junior High School Graduation Certificate issued by the Department of Education in China.
- Four completed self-adhesive name and address labels in Chinese characters.
- AUD$220 application fee - Non refundable
STUDENT MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS, OTHERWISE
PRE-VISA LETTER WILL NOT BE ISSUED!
Published: 23 Mar 2009
Updated: 3 May 2013
Article contact: Mrs L Tan
Filed under: Enrolling Programs
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