International Student Program

About

Our International Student Program continues to expand

Feedback from our students indicates that the College offers a strong academic focus supported by a variety of extra curriculum activities, including an overseas trip to Japan with our sister school, drama productions, instrumental music lessons, student leadership representative body, an extensive sporting program, camps, theatre, excursions and luncheons. This is a great way to make friends and experience our lifestyle.

The college has a well-resourced library, senior studies wing, hall, student cafeteria, drama centre, careers room, media centre, science laboratories, arts/technology wing and a gymnasium

School Location

Noble Park Secondary College is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is situated 500 metres from the railway line allowing International Students the opportunity to independently travel to the College. It is 34.2 km from the CBD which is approximately 30 minutes by train. It is in very close proximity (4 train stations away) to Monash University for enhancement studies. The College is proud of the rich relationships between staff and students within a caring and safe environment. Noble Park Secondary College offers an innovative curriculum for Years 7-12, on a standalone campus which has extensive and attractive grounds

Noble Park Shopping Precinct is a community style shopping village, it is easily accessible, local and a walkable centre with a varied mix of traditional food stores offering fresh food, authentic ingredients and exotic produce. There are medical centres and doctors close by. Banks and post offices are easily accessible.

 

About

College Uniform

All students from Year 7 to Year 12 are required to wear
the Noble Park Secondary College uniform in a
neat, tidy and well-groomed manner.

Services

Support Services for International Students

We welcome international students into our school community. Noble Park Secondary College is accredited to deliver quality international student programs to school students studying in Melbourne. While studying at Noble Park Secondary College students will improve their English language skills and have access to science, technology, music, and sporting facilities. They will also receive the care and support they need to succeed. Students who study at Noble Park Secondary College are supported by a committed team of staff comprising of an International Program Coordinator, the Wellbeing Coordinator, and highly experienced caring teachers. We endeavour to build strong relationships with students, parents, and homestay families to ensure the positive engagement and successful achievement of all international students.

  • Airport pick up by a staff member from our College who will take you to Homestay and assist you in settling in.
  • International Student Program Coordinator – Mrs. Elizabeth Roshiah
  • Extra tuition for all subjects (Free of Cost)
  • Multicultural teacher aides to support students
  • Career Teacher and Year 10 Work Experience program
  • Middle School and Junior School managers
  • Student Welfare Coordinator
  • Adolescent Health Nurse
  • Youth Worker
  • Medical Doctor at the College
  • Extension and enrichment programs, including first-year university access for gifted students
  • VCE and VET programs giving practical experience in the Australian environment
  • English Language Support
  • School Bus service
  • Instrumental music program
  • Mathematics and Science competitions
  • Camps and excursions
  • Sports competitions at regional and state level
  • Extra tuition for all subjects (Free of Cost)
  • A curriculum that is designed to support individuals and develop the whole person
Services
Team

Intensive Language Centre

Noble Park Secondary College provides an Intensive English Language Program for newly arrived international students of various age and ability.

During the Orientation Program the students are equipped with survival skills in Australia both within and outside the school through many hands-on activities. Excursions to the local area, around Victoria and to the Melbourne CBD are also offered for enjoyment and to familiarise students with their surroundings. Students are monitored closely in their English growth. A diagnostic test is administered on arrival and improvements are measured against the previous testing data half way through and at the end of their 20-week program. Students who need more time in the language program are able to access its support for longer. Those who are ready will move to the mainstream program with the local cohort of students.

The Language Program staff aim to liaise and provide professional development support to mainstream teachers for international students’ smooth transition to regular classes with their local cohort – particularly, at VCE level. At VCE it is extremely challenging for newly arrived international students to improve their English language levels quickly to keep up with the academic language demands. English as an Additional Language (EAL) trained specialists are able to support students communicate with their teachers, if necessary, with the overall aim for students and mainstream teachers to be independent in their working relationships.

Noble Park Secondary College takes its responsibility for international students’ learning seriously and we are committed to the students’ wellbeing and welfare while studying in Australia. Each staff member has a culturally sensitive approach in dealing with students who live away from their families and home country. We consider our international students as a valued part of our College community.

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Curriculum

The teachers at Noble Park Secondary College take great pride in their role and are proactive in keeping up-to-date with the best possible teaching methods. They research and read widely, regularly consult with curriculum experts and constantly develop new ways to help their students thrive and achieve.

The Year 7 and 8 curriculums are designed to help students develop their leadership skills, decision making abilities and creativity.

The Year 9 and 10 curriculums are designed to encourage students to be lifelong learners with a focus on communication, thinking, reflecting and collaboration.

In Years 11 and 12, the focus is on helping students develop the skills they will need for tertiary education and the workforce. Students will work with teachers and parents to select a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Vocational Education Training (VET) program that best suits their skills, talents and interests.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

This must be completed across two years and is the pathway that students are directed to should they wish to pursue further tertiary study beyond school and/or enter a profession which requires VCE as a prerequisite.  Students may choose from a range of studies.

Vocational Education Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training courses enable students to learn the practical components of specific industry requirements to support the theory behind specific professions. Students will have a better understanding of what skills are needed to achieve a successful completion in many of the courses offered. All students will receive a nationally accredited certificate at the end of their course. A VET course can also lead into further tertiary qualifications.

A number of our international students are enrolled in various courses.

Certificate III Health          Certificate II Salon Assistant          Certificate II Business

Certificate II Sport & Recreation          Certificate II Automotive

Our current VET providers are Chisholm, Skillinvest and Narre Warren Learning Centre they are professional and well known in the community.

College Prospectus

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Chinese

Vietnamese

Contact

International Team

Pam Dyson

Pam Dyson

College Principal

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Roshiah

International Student Coordinator

Cindy

Cindy Tagg

International Program Assistant Manager

LIY

Li Yan

Multi Educational Aide. Chinese & Korean

Ranee

Monique Savath

Multi Educational Aide. Khmer

Thien

Thien Nguyen

Multi Education Aide. Vietnamese

Contact

For more information about our International Student Program

Please contact Elizabeth Roshiah, International Program Student Coordinator

Services

Address: 3 Callaghan Street, Noble Park, VIC, 3174
Phone: + 61 3 9546 9066
Fax: + 61 3 9562 4757
Email: noble.park.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
Provider: Department of Education and Training
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K

Principal: Ms Pam Dyson
Email: dyson.pamela.d@edumail.vic.gov.au

International Student Coordinator: Mrs Elizabeth Roshiah
Email: roshiah.elizabeth.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

International Enrolment Process:

All applications must go through the International Division DET (Department of Education and Training).
Phone: +61 3 9651 3700
Fax: +61 3 9651 3981
Email: international@edumail.vic.gov.au

Please refer to  their website www.study.vic.gov.au and follow the links for applying. Students wishing to attend Noble Park Secondary College should nominate Noble Park Secondary College as their preferred place of study.

International students must comply with certain Department of Education and Training (DET) and visa regulations. For information on student’s education obligation and entitlements, please refer to Conditions & Policies. It includes:

    • Attendance Policy
    • Course Progress Policy
    • Student Behaviour Policy
    • Student Travel Policy
    • Student Deferral Policy
    • Transfer Policy
    • Withdrawal Policy
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International Student Program details

Homestay

Some international students are able to stay with relatives during their time at Noble Park Secondary College. However, not all families are able to arrange this type of accommodation.

Secondary students aged 15 or over can reside in accommodation arranged by their parents (either with a parent or DIAC approved relative) or the parents can request the Department to arrange accommodation, support and general welfare.

The College will arrange suitable home-stay accommodation for students who do not have relatives in Melbourne. The welfare of all international students is closely monitored during their stay with their Australian families.

Home-stay is a term used to describe full board accommodation offered by a family, a couple or a single person for which a set weekly fee is charged. Homestay families are carefully chosen to ensure that the student is offered a culturally enriching and enjoyable experience within an understanding and supportive family environment

Homestay Policy

Regular Contacts and Updates

We regularly contact parents, relatives and homestay hosts of International Students to keep families well informed of student progress at school. It is our priority to closely monitor students’ attendance and academic results.

Our school newsletter is sent to all parents. Regular communication with the school is encouraged.

Facilities and Resources

Our College is currently undergoing a $5 million refurbishment. The new Senior Centre recently opened with a theatrette, study and careers centre. The Senior Study Centre is a purpose built space for senior students to both work collaboratively and to also study independently during their non-timetabled classes as well as from early morning to early evening in the separately zoned silent or quiet study areas.

The College has an International student common room with cooking and studying facilities allowing students to meet regularly for social interaction as well as the opportunity to study with each other and with staff for further instruction and support.

Reports

Reports on the academic progress of students are sent to parents at the end of each term (except for Year 12 students who receive reports at the end of Term One, Two and Three and an official VCAA Statement of VCE Results at the end of Term Four). An Interim Report is a summary of student progress in term 1. End Of Semester report is a detailed record of student progress.

Attendance

All International Students must satisfy their visa conditions in order to maintain their full-time studies within Australia.
These conditions include:

  • All International students must have an attendance rate of 90% –
  • Attend all classes on time
  • Must complete all set tasks, including homework and assessment tasks.
  • Must comply with College and classroom rules.

We have a team of educators who closely monitor the progress and attendance of students to ensure they get the help that they require as promptly as possible

Education Support Officers (ESO’s)

The College employs a number of ESOs to help support students with ‘language backgrounds other than English’. ESOs provide support in the classroom by interpreting where necessary. ESOs also assist students with homework after school, assist in the translations of documents for the College, assist the College as interpreters and generally provide support in communicating with parents/guardians.

Careers Counselling

The College Careers Teacher will provide you with the information and material needed to leave our school program, and move on to the next stage of your education.

After completing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), you can continue your studies at a Victorian University or a Training and Further Education Institute (TAFE). You can apply through VTAC, the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre, just like local students. The Careers Teacher will run sessions towards the end of Year 12, to help you complete the VTAC application and tertiary entrance
The Careers teacher will provide:

  • Ongoing careers counselling and advice.
  • Assistance with all types of applications for tertiary institutions.
  • Further counselling, assistance and adjustment of course preferences when your VCE results become available.

The International Student Program Coordinator will work with the Careers Teacher to make sure you have all the support and information you need to prepare for your life outside the college community.

MIPs (Managed Individual Pathways)

All students over the age of 15 receive individual guidance and support through our MIPS counselling team (setting goals, managing workloads, completion of class set tasks, preparation for tests and exams, and attendance).

Child Safe

Noble Park Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Noble Park Secondary College has developed a Child Safe Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct in accordance with the Victorian Government’s 7 Child Safe Standards. These documents can be downloaded from our Child Safe page.

School Bus Service

There is a private daily bus service taking students to and from College if required. This free service is available to all International students.

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Get in touch.

We welcome you to contact us for more information.

Any Questions at

(03) 9546 9066

Noble Park Secondary College

3 Callaghan Street Noble Park VIC 3174 Australia

Noble Park 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 https://www.study.vic.gov.au.