Burwood Heights Primary School has a very diverse student population. Adding to our diversity, the school has hosted International Students in the past and we are happy to offer places where enrolments numbers allow. There is no separate International Programme, our overseas students join with local students in class, forming friendships, increasing understanding of cultures and furthering language skills. Therefore the curriculum is the same as that listed for other students (see our Curriculum Page). International students have the same access as local students to school facilities.
International Students have access to English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes, if required, with the school’s EAL teachers. Welfare support is available from classroom teachers and the school’s Welfare Officer. Our Office Administrator can assist with all manner of forms and papers and our Community Relations Officer will help with uniform, an explanation of local transport options and questions relating to other services within the immediate vicinity of the school.
Students joining our school are required to attend an orientation tour, where students will view the school and an explanation of school procedures and processes will be given. Interpreters are provided if necessary and students and parents are encouraged to ask as many questions as they need to give themselves a good understanding of the school, what it will provide to the student and what is required of them.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
Our school is on the border of Forest Hill, Blackburn South and Burwood East. The area is well serviced with public transport (3 different bus routes, 2 passing directly by the school, tram and train nearby), sports facilities (swimming pool, AFL football, football, basketball, netball, cricket, athletics track and velodrome), shopping centres (Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, Burwood One, The Glen, Knox City, Eastland, Westfield Doncaster and Chadstone) and churches of many denominations. The local area, like the school itself, has a diverse population. We are in the City of Whitehorse and have access to the services they provide, such as libraries and parks and gardens.
Prior to enrolling at our school, International Students must contact the International Education Division.
International Education Division: 41 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne 3002
Tel: +61 3 9637 2990
Fax: +61 3 9637 2184
The provider is: Department of Education and Early Childhood Education
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
The School’s International Student co-ordinator is Fran Mason. Mrs Mason may be contacted on 9803 8311 or at firstname.lastname@example.org