High School                                                                                                                  

Australian schools are either government or non-government (private), and they aim to focus on the individual learning needs of their students.Schools operate from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Most schools enforce dress codes or have a uniform.There are some important differences between these 2 types of schools:
 

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
  • they are operated by a State or Territory government.
  • international students are required to pay fees.
  • the marketing and enrolment of students is controlled by the government education department in the particular state or territory.
  • they address a variety of social and cultural philosophies.

NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
  • they are not owned or operated by a State or Territory government.
  • international students usually pay higher tuition fees than domestic students.
  • they recruit students directly, so education agents communicate with non-government schools in all matters regarding recruitment and enrolment.
  • they may have a particular religious or cultural philosophy, which is clearly reflected in the student experience.

There are different levels of Australian Schooling:​

Pre-School
Duration = 1 year.
Student ages = 3 to 4 years.
  • It is not compulsory.
  • It is provided by public and non-government schools.
     
Preparatory Year
Duration = 1 year.
Student ages = 4 to 6 years.
  • It is not compulsory in some states.
  • It is sometimes known by other names in different States and Territories such as ‘Kindergarten, ‘Transition, ‘Reception, or ‘Primary.
  • Its curriculum is linked to the primary school curriculum.
  • It focuses on the overall development of the students.
     
Primary School
Duration = 6 or 7 years.
  • This level is compulsory for all students.
  • There is no entrance examination for public primary schools.
  • Co-educational and single-sex schools exist.
  • There is no standardised exam at the end of primary school.
  • Students do not receive a formal certificate after completing primary school.
     
Secondary School
Duration = 5 or 6 years.
  • To enter secondary school, international students must provide their academic records and demonstrate appropriate English proficiency.
  • The general tone of secondary education is much more independent and student guided than primary school. Students have many course options which reflect their interests and goals. Some schools emphasise certain subjects more than others. Choice and diversity is increased by schools which specialise in areas such as languages, music, sport, information technology, agriculture or vocational education.
  • Co-educational & single-sex schools are available.

Junior High School
usually Years 7-10
  • Students take a number of compulsory courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.
  • In some States, a student leaving Year 10 may be awarded a formal certification of completion of that year.
     
Senior High School
usually Years 11-12
  • Students in Years 11 and 12 have a wider range of choices in selecting elective courses such as Computing, Art, and Drama.- Students study subjects that they excel in or that relate to their future career or educational goals.
  • Students in Year 12 can study for a government-endorsed certificate that is recognised for further study by all Australian universities and vocational education and training institutions. This is generally known as a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education(different states known by different names), and it is recognised for entry into many international universities.
 
Citipointe Christian College
CRICOS Provider Code 00996F
Citipointe Christian College is a leading Christian school of first choice, seeking to provide an exceptional learning environment to prepare students for their future.The College is one of Queensland’s largest independent schools, with a *student population of over 1750 (870 in Primary, 830 in Secondary and 40 in International).

Citipointe Christian College International (CCCI) offers Secondary School Preparation Programs (ELICOS) for international students requiring English language studies.  

Core Values
  • Uncompromisingly Christian values
  • High quality education
  • Academic rigour
  • College pride
  • Caring environment
 
JPIC
CRICOS Provider Code 00500B
John Paul International College (JPIC) has proudly been educating overseas and domestic students since opening its doors in 1997. 

Founded in the spirit of global connection and collaboration, JPIC has grown into one of the most respected names in Australian High School and Primary School  English language preparation. Located twenty minutes south of Brisbane's CBD, the JPIC campus features extensive natural bushland and modern facilities to support a cutting-edge technology program and wide-ranging cultural and sporting opportunities. JPIC's close proximity to the CBD ensures convenient and local bus routes are available in the local area for students.

John Paul International College helps international students to meet academic entry standards and develop study, language and cultural skills, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to their study in Australia, either at Primary School, High School or Diploma/Degree courses in Australian universities. Our programs help students to: 
  • develop English language skills for success in Maths, Science and English
  • understand and adapt to the Australian school culture
  • become confident and successful during their school years and beyond.
 
EQI
CRICOS Provider Code 00608A
EQI is the trading name for the international branch of the Queensland Department of Education (Department of Education International).
They are the third largest provider of international student programs in the Australian schools sector. 

They offer a wide range of short- and long-term programs for international students of all ages to study in a Queensland Government School.
  • International student programs include: 
  • Primary school: Prep to Year 6
  • High school: Years 7 to 12
  • High school preparation: an intensive English language course to prepare you for high school
  • Special programs
  • STEM
  • International Baccalaureate: a globally recognised diploma for high academic achievers, Years 11 to 12
  • Queensland Academies: three-year immersion IB program (Years 10 to 12)

In addition, EQI provides:
  • Study tours: short-term tours for students
  • Professional visits: short-term visits for international teachers, education professionals and government officials
  • Holiday adventure programs: explore Australian tourism destinations during school holidays
 
St James College
CRICOS Provider Code 00715J

St James is a co-educational Catholic Secondary School in the Edmund Rice Tradition. It was established in 1868 by Catholic lay teachers and the administration of the school was taken over by the Christian Brothers in 1893. 

The school's philosophy is based on Gospel values and the tradition of Edmund Rice, the founder of Christian Brothers. This philosophy is to integrate faith, life and culture in an environment of tolerance, pride and respect for individual worth.

St James is located in the centre of the city of Brisbane only a short distance from Central Station and within walking distance of city bus routes. Because of the proximity to the city, students of St James are able to link to many industry, art, cultural and sporting venues. 
St John's Anglican College
CRICOS Provider Code 01406C
St John’s Anglican College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational Christian school founded in 1994 and located at Forest Lake, Brisbane. With approximately 1100 students, St John’s offers a faith-led education within an Anglican framework and is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

St John’s has three separate sub-schools and a Kindergarten, offering a seamless education for your child across:
  • Kindergarten – for Pre-Prep
  • Primary – Prep-Year 6 incorporating the IB Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Middle – Years 7-9 incorporating the IB Middle Years Program (MYP)
  • Senior – Years 10-12
St John’s academically rigorous program is complemented by Mandarin Chinese, STEM, performing arts, sports, outdoor education and service-learning opportunities – designed to develop balance, deepen connections and to uncover true learning potential. Students at St John’s also maintain a healthy wellbeing due to our holistic educational approach with the inclusion of a rich co-curriculum, positive pastoral care and spiritual programs.
 
St Aidan's
CRIOCS provider code 00194K
St Aidan's is a Prep to Year 12 Anglican day school for girls, with a co-educational Kindergarten. Located in Corinda, with a population of approximately 900 students, reflecting our belief that students experience many benefits in a smaller school.

St Aidan’s was established in 1929 by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent – an order of Anglican sisters committed to serving God through nurturing and serving young women.

On day one, Sister Elisabeth was Sister-in-Charge at St Margaret’s, and Mrs Christine Hartland was Headmistress at St Aidan’s. They both upheld the view that education for girls needed to equip them for life. To this day, the school’s mission remains the same: to encourage confidence and success in students through pursuit of their academic, sporting, cultural and community pursuits within a caring environment.

St Aidan's nurtures each student's personal aspirations within a vibrant learner-centred community. St Aidan's strives to provide excellence in education, in a caring, friendly environment, where each individual, nurtured and shaped by the values of the Christian Faith, has the opportunity to achieve her full potential and to develop a passion for life and for learning.
 
St Margaret's
CRIOCS provider code 00511K
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, situated high on a hill in beautiful leafy Ascot, in Brisbane northern suburbs, is an independent day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12. We also welcome boys in Pre-Prep and Prep.
 

There are approximately 1075 students in the school, with around 330 primary students and 745 girls in the secondary school. St Margaret's has a long and proud boarding history and around 185 boarders from Years 5 to 12 are accommodated in the boarding house, which is in the very heart of the Ascot campus. 
 
St Margaret’s is well known for its focus on academic excellence, quality learning and teaching, and its commitment to pastoral care. Its smaller size is its greatest strength, with a true focus on each individual child and personalised learning.

St Margaret's is a local school with a global outlook, offering students a variety of international learning opportunities through an extensive global exchange program in Year 10 and touring options. 
 
St Paul's School
CRIOCS provider code 00515F

St Paul’s is a Pre-Prep to Year 12 Anglican school with a vision to be leaders in educational thinking and practice. We equip young people for an uncertain future by providing an education worth having.

St Paul’s School is a student-centred Anglican community with a purpose of preparing resilient global citizens who are innovative thinkers with a heart for servant leadership. Our vision is to be leaders in education thinking and practice.
 
Villanova College
CRIOCS provider code 03693G
Villanova College is a Catholic School for boys where education is the formation of the whole person within a faith community.  

As part of the Order that follows the teachings of St Augustine, Villanova College promotes his vision of a community where all members are “of one mind and heart on the way towards God.”

An Augustinian approach to education seeks to create a community context in which learning can occur. This close community encompasses students, staff and parents.

The work of the College relies upon rich partnerships between students and teachers, and teachers and parents. These beliefs and practises also extend to other members of the community including past students and parents.

As an Augustinian school, Villanova College is part of an international network of schools and universities. The cross-cultural exchange of ideas and friendships among staff and students from various countries enriches College life for all.
Education in the Augustinian Tradition is concerned with building a firm foundation of knowledge for personal and spiritual life, as well as a basis for professional success. Real education is characterised by a search for knowledge and understanding, which is integrated with personal experience.
 
Hills College
CRIOCS provider code 00997E
Hills College aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and resilient young people who achieve their potential, within a safe and supportive environment that encourages intercultural understanding and respect for all.

To this end, their curriculum is rigorous and relevant to the 21st century learner, embracing research-based principles and technologies that together form a practical framework to maximise learning opportunities. Every student enrolled in Hills college is provided with a diverse range of pathways.

2019 was a great year for the school with 16% of eligible students earning OP1-5 results, and 2 graduates being offered international scholarships to Universities in the United States of America. A new learning support team was implemented last year introducing maths and other focus classes held before school to assist students at varied levels, as well as increasing the focus group learning and one-on-one assistance. The fundraising efforts of the school P&F have seen some great initiatives being put in place, and some exciting major events for the Jimboomba community being hosted on Hills grounds including a PBR event, an Ekka like Extravaganza and a Circus.