January 30, 2015

Australian Government Schools

South Australian Government Schools

South Australian Government Schools has been providing study abroad experiences to international students since 1989. There are 100 government schools in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia accredited to deliver the International Student Program. Currently, they are welcome over 1000 students from 35 countries to their schools. Both local and international students have the opportunity to meet and mix with other cultures and become global citizens.
Safety and wellbeing
South Australian Government Schools places great importance on the safety and wellbeing of all international students and maintains a 24 hour emergency contact service. The
support service starts before a student leaves their home country and continues throughout their study program to ensure students settle into life in South Australia and enjoy their experience at school and in their homestay.

High level of service
South Australian Government Schools prides itself on offering a high level of service and has extensive experience in developing and managing innovative professional development training programs for schools, government departments and businesses from around the world. The capacity to individually customise training programs is to suit the development and learning needs of the group.

Training and support
South Australian Government Schools provide training and support to all families who host the international students, including a 24 hour emergency contact service. Each family and student is matched together according to each others needs to ensure a compatible and enjoyable experience.

General facts

In South Australia:
  • you can choose to send your child to a public, independent or Catholic school or kindergarten
  • it is compulsory for children to be enrolled in primary school by their sixth birthday
  • government schools are commonly referred to as public schools
  • kindergarten is the same as preschool
  • in some cases more than one stage of a child's learning may be catered for at one location
  • all young people under the age of 17 are required to participate in full time schooling, training or work for at least 25 hours per week
  • international students who wish to study and live in South Australia can attend public schools.

Options for each stage of learning

Children 0-7

Children 0-7 years of age are in the early stage of learning. This stage includes:

8-10 year olds

8-10 year olds are usually in the primary years stage of learning. This stage includes years 3 to year 5 of primary school.

11-14 year olds

11-14 year olds are usually in the middle years stage of learning. This covers:

15-17 year olds

15-17 year olds are usually in the secondary years stage of learning. This covers years 10 to12 of high school. Students may choose to:
  • complete year 12 and obtain their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • go on to other education and training options or work

17 years and older

Young people aged 17 and older may choose to return to school to complete SACE, continue with formal study, participate in a community education program or start work.
More information about South Australian Government Schools, view HERE
For any inquiry, please feel free to contact your nearest JM Office. 

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