Heathmont College offers a rigorous academic program for students with an emphasis on relationships with staff to achieve the best from students. We pride ourselves on obtaining the best results for every child and we value the ideals of an international education.

We are one of the few Government school with its own English Language Centre. This allows early assimilation for students into the school and introduces them to teachers who will also teach them in their mainstream classes. In this program, students will spend two terms learning English as well as engaging in a variety of orientation programs around Melbourne. Australian cultural expectations, customs and information about the local area and the school will be incorporated into the orientation program.

Students are provided with an International Student Handbook which contains valuable information about the program and how the College operates. They are provided with important documents in their own language to help them understand their responsibilities and their rights.

Once students have satisfactorily completed this program (normally of 20 weeks) they are supported in mainstream classes and also through afterschool homework clubs.

While our students are supported with English as an Additional Language studies it is their attendance in mainstream classes that benefit the College community. Many of our international students stay with local homestay families, allowing them to experience Australian culture and community whilst also enhancing their English language skills.

Our pastoral care model is based on a Learning Group program. Students have an opportunity to mix with their peers who are not in their timetabled classes and become well known by staff members.

 

Why Choose Heathmont College?

Heathmont College is located in a quiet, safe, leafy eastern suburb of Melbourne.  There are many parks and recreational facilities in the area.  The school is located very close to the Dandenong Creek Trail, an area of natural bush land that runs along the creek.  Many Australian birds can be seen around the school like kookaburras, cockatoos and magpies.  Heathmont has many sporting facilities and clubs.  There is a golf course not far from the school and a large aquatic centre and gym nearby.  In addition to this, there are tennis, football, baseball and cricket clubs.  A large shopping complex, Eastland is about 5 minutes’ drive from Heathmont College and Box Hill is about 20 minutes by train from Heathmont.

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Pre-departure

Students and families are provided with a welcome package containing essential documents which outline the school policies, homestay policy, cost of books and uniform, and information about living in Australia. These documents are designed to make the transition as smooth as possible. It allows communication to take place between students and the International Student Coordinator prior to arrival in Australia.

Airport Pickup

All students who require airport pick up will be met by the International Student Coordinator or delegate and taken to their homestay.

 

English Language Centre

All students will undergo a 20 week English Language program prior to immersion in mainstream classes. This is offered onsite at the College. This provides many advantages for students – they can remain with the same homestay family, they are immediately welcomed into the College community and we are able to ensure that a rigorous program is delivered.

All students and families at the College have access to Compass, the Learning Management System used at Heathmont College. Parents and guardians are provided with a login to be able to view student progress and communicate with staff.

For further information regarding the Intensive English Language program, please contact the Coordinator Bernadette Caruana.  Email: caruana.bernadette.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

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Transport

Heathmont College is well serviced by public transport and Melbourne’s freeway network.

We are less than 20 minutes from Box Hill Central on the train and one train stop away from Eastland.

Trains

The school is located a ten minute walk from Heathmont Railway Station, on the Belgrave line.

A frequent service links Heathmont to the centre of the city to the west (about 40 minutes) and to Belgrave in the east.

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Buses

Buses depart Heathmont College and also Canterbury Road (a two minute walk)

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Cars

The Eastern Freeway, which connects all of Melbourne’s freeways and toll roads is less than three minutes by car from the school.

Airport

Melbourne Airport is located to the north of the city and is easily accessed from Heathmont College by the freeway system. Alternatively, it can be accessed by taking a suburban train to Southern Cross station and the Skybus to the airport.

 

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Homestay

The College recognises the importance of ensuring the best possible accommodation and welfare arrangements for International Students. Homestay providers are selected carefully and undergo an application process. All homestays are monitored closely and visited regularly by the International Student Coordinator.

We understand that students living and studying away from home require special support and our homestay families deliver this to the students.

A Homestay Responsibility Agreement is signed by both the homestay provider and the student to ensure that each party fulfils their obligations.

All International students are provided with the International Student Coordinator’s mobile number and email address. Parents and students are able to contact the International Student Coordinator as needed.

Translated Documents

Students are provided with a translated copy of all key documents.

Hosting a Homestay

Providing homestay accommodation for an international student offers the chance to learn about another culture and build lifelong friendships. This is an opportunity for you to host international students from Heathmont College.

Students are aged between 15 and 18 years of age and need accommodation for periods ranging from two to three years. In return for your hospitality, you will be paid a generous weekly fee for hosting a student. We have students requiring homestay in Term 3 2018 and Term 1 2019.

For more information or to register your interest in this unique opportunity please contact Mao Qun on +61 (03) 9871 4888 or mao.qun@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

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How to Apply

All applications are to be sent to:

International Education Division – Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne
Victoria 3001
Australia

Email: international@edumail.vic.gov.au
Tel: +61 3 9637 2990
Fax: +61 3 9637 2184
Fax: +61 3 9651 4424

Application forms and information can be found at :

http://www.study.vic.gov.au/en/Pages/default.aspx

Please note all applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance.  The interview will be conducted via WeChat or Skype and will be in Chinese and English.

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For information on the educational obligations  and entitlements of international students studying at Heathmont College please see:

https://www.study.vic.gov.au/Shared%20Documents/en/DependantApplicationTermsConditionsPolicies.pdf

https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Documents/esosstudentfactsheetv4%20-%20Final%20clean%20copy.pdf

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School Contacts

Heathmont College Principal Johanna Walker walker.johanna.j@edumail.vic.gov.au
English Language Centre Coordinator Bernadette Caruana caruana.bernadette.m@edumail.vic.gov.au
International Student Coordinator Mao Qun mao.qun@edumail.vic.gov.au
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Phone: +61459853096

 

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