International Student Program for Senior Students (Years 10-12)

Glen Waverley Secondary is an International learning community. College enrolments are drawn from over 40 nationalities and more than 50 languages are represented. Renowned for its student success, the college learning program is designed to support individuals and develop the whole person.

Glen Waverley Secondary College is a Government School operated by the Department of Education and Training (DET). It is one of the four largest secondary colleges in Victoria.

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. An essential component of GWSC’s vision and values is appreciating diversity which includes students’ diverse cultural heritages and diverse ways of knowing and being.

The mature atmosphere of the senior school creates the environment essential for students to achieve their best. Students and teachers enjoy a close and professional working relationship. In addition, GWSC offers after school study hall where experienced teachers are recruited to help the international students consolidate material learnt during their regular classes.

The International School coordinators ensure that students’ welfare and wellbeing needs are met. They are in regular communication with overseas parents. Students also have access to a wide range of counselling resources. Carefully selected homestay parents provide a welcoming environment that is a “home away from home”.

Features of the local area

  • Close to regular public transport services
  • Appealing urban treed setting
  • Nearby major shopping centre
  • Multicultural local community


  • Dedicated study hall area
  • Gym
  • Computer labs
  • Library

Sports offered

  • Athletics,
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis

Languages taught

  • Italian
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Chinese as a second language

Extracurricular activities

  • Camps and cultural exchanges
  • Chess club
  • Debating
  • Book club
  • Community service
  • School musical
  • Orchestra

Special programs & support services

  • Inquiry Learning Program
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Head start program to prepare students for Years 11-12
  • Living and learning
  • Music
  • Study Hall (After school study program Mon to Thurs)
  • Holiday revision Program
  • Wellbeing coordinator and chaplain
  • School nurse

Current Stats

  • Distance from Melbourne: 27km
  • Number of International students: 59
  • Number of students: 1952
  • Dress: Uniform
  • Cost of uniform (approx): $300

Success story
'I have to admit now that I regard Glen Waverley
Secondary College as my second home- the teachers
here are fantastic and have really made me
feel at home! Thanks to Glen Waverley Secondary
College for giving me such a wonderful
James Li - International student;
Dux of the class 2016

Glen Waverley Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to

Contact Details
O'Sullivan Road
Glen Waverley
Victoria 3150
Phone:  +61 3 8805 6700

Mrs Joanne Wastle
International student coordinator:
Dr Lisa Chang
0459 886 484

Telephone:  +61 3 8805 6745 
Facsimile:  +61 3 8805 6701
Total number of students at GWSC:  Approx 1950