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International Fee Paying Students

Melville SHS is very proud to have a long-standing association with international students. Our international program is very well established and commenced in 1998, since that time many students have graduated through our school system and go on to a wide array of tertiary institutions. 

A strong emphasis is placed on the pastoral care needs of our international students. We understand that homesickness and cultural changes can be difficult for students to manage and it is for this reason that we have employed an International Student Coordinator. 

Melville SHS hosts an Intensive English Centre (IEC) which has a diverse student population with young people from different countries, cultures and language backgrounds. Students who are enrol at the IEC have either minimal or no exposure to English or possess beginning or intermediate English language skills. 

All of our international students share the common goal of learning English and the Australian culture and lifestyle. Newly arrived international students can study English at the IEC prior to being integrated into mainstream classes.  In addition to the IEC we also offer support in the form of English as a Second Language (ESL) for all students graduating from the IEC. International students in mainstream schooling also receive a further two years language and literacy development support through the ESL program.

A world of opportunity awaits your child at Melville SHS.