Buckley Park College is accredited to provide education for International Students (CRICOS Provider Code 00861K Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria) and has a long history of successfully welcoming international students. Most of our students come from China, Vietnam and Germany though we enjoy welcoming students from other countries as well. Our own community represents a diverse range of ethnic, cultural and religious traditions. International students find it easy to form friendships and fit in. We believe that the opportunity to form strong friendships with people from other places in the world enriches the education of our students.
Students are generally only accepted into Years 9, 10, 11 or 12. Assistance can be provided with homestay and guardianship arrangements. Overseas students access the full range of programs in the school. They are supported by the International Programs Coordinator with all aspects of their transition into the school and their personal well-being. International Students have access to all student support services including:
- Airport reception
- Orientation program into the school
- Advice on new or second-hand uniforms and books
- Student Wellbeing Officer
- Qualified First Aid Officer
- Educational Psychologist
- Careers Guidance
- Extra tuition and after school homework clubs.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
International Students are supported to improve their spoken and written English through:
- Individual assistance within mainstream English classes
- Small group tuition for students identified as requiring ESL assistance
- Extra individual support for some ESL students
- Some overseas students who need even more English tuition choose to attend a local English Language Centre for 10 to 20 weeks before they come to Buckley Park College.
International students live in home stay accommodation organised through the school or with a relative. Most home stay providers live locally. The school makes a careful selection of suitable home stay accommodation for students who do not have relatives in Melbourne and closely monitors the welfare of students during their stay with their Australian families.
Buckley Park College is located in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne 12 km from the city centre of Melbourne and 11 km from Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine).
The suburb of Essendon is a quiet, well-resourced area within the Moonee Valley City Council area. The local community includes shopping centres, public libraries, sporting facilities, arts centres and many public parks and gardens. It is well served by public transport including trams, buses and trains.
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Applications for enrolment should be made through:
International Student Program Unit
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
41 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne 3002
The International Programs Coordinator at Buckley Park College can be contacted for assistance.