International Enrolments

THE FUTURE NEVER STANDS STILL
NOT SHOULD YOUR DAUGHTER.

Strathcona was founded in 1924 and is a day school for girls from Prep to Year 12. We are an independent, non-government school. The main campus is situated 11 km east of the city centre of Melbourne in Victoria. Our School has excellent, modern facilities and resources and our dedicated staff support students to achieve their maximum potential.

Strathcona Girls Grammar School is a registered provider (CRICOS No: 00577C) on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Strathcona is registered to accept a limited number of overseas students studying on a student visa (sub-class 571) from Year 7 to Year 12. Some families applying from overseas hold either temporary or permanent residency visas. In these cases certain requirements such as accommodation and local support personship do not apply, although other enrolment requirements, for example English language proficiency, are still relevant.

Learn About Strathcona

We invite you to come and experience Strathcona. Learn about our outstanding personal development programs and how our girls achieve to their fullest potential in all areas of life. With results in the top 2% of the state and limited places we invite you to book now to attend one of our Open Mornings or Request a Prospectus to learn more.

Submit an Application for Enrolment Form

Please submit an Application for Enrolment form to be considered for your preferred year level of entry. Copies of your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunisation Record (Medicare Statement), Citizenship Documents (such as Passport, Visa or Certificate), School Reports and NAPLAN summaries. There is a $200.00 non-refundable, administrative fee associated with this submission for each student.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with the online application process, please click here to download a printable document.

Good Things Come to Those That Wait

All applications are immediately placed on a Waiting List for your preferred year level of entry and you will receive confirmation of this from the Admissions Department. Our Admissions Department will be in contact with you as soon as a place becomes available or we commence the intake process for a main intake year level (such as Prep, Year 4 or Year 7). Please see our Enrolment Terms and Conditions for more information.

Enrolment Interview

All enrolments are subject to a successful enrolment interview. The enrolment interview is an informal conversation where we hope to learn more about your daughter, her interests, hobbies and learning strengths. This interview also provides an opportunity for your family to learn more about our school values, offerings, expectations of our students and more.

Letter Of Offer

Once the enrolment interview has been conducted, the School may be in a position to provide a Letter of Offer inviting your child and family to join our community. To accept this place, we require six month’s tuition prepaid and a non-refundable enrolment fee of $2,000.00 to be submitted, in addition to the completed paperwork, by the specified deadline.

Preparing to Study in Australia

Once the Letter of Offer has been accepted, the school will support you as you prepare for your first day. This may include, raising a CoE, applying for a student visa, organising homestay arrangements (if necessary), preparing medical insurance and more. our International Student Manager is available to support you through this process.

Welcome to Strathcona

Once the required payment and paperwork has been received and processed by our Admissions Department, we will send you a letter confirming your child’s enrolment. Congratulations and we thank you for choosing Strathcona Girls Grammar.

Your Strathcona Start

Commencing at a new school signifies a time of growth and tremendous possibilities. Transition, therefore, is of fundamental importance for your child as it ensures they are fully supported as they continue or commence their learning journey with Strathcona. We will be in contact with you in the months leading up to Day 1 as your family prepares to join the School and also throughout the first few weeks of attendance. Many orientation opportunities exist for our new students and we are here to help.

  • Please review the 2020 Fee Schedule for overseas students
  • Places are offered to International Students subject to adequate levels of skill with English (see English Language Expectations for more information below).
  • Applications will be considered only after original copies of school reports, a copy of the student’s passport and evidence of English proficiency have been received.
  • Students are asked to undertake an Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test which should be submitted with their completed application form.
  • If students are living in Australia they will be interviewed and selected according to academic performance and aptitude.
  • As there can be difficulties for International Students coping with a new academic environment, the School requires evidence that the student will be sufficiently strong in her performance to cope with the program on offer.

Students are asked to undertake an Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test, or equivalent, which should be submitted with their completed application form.

Recommended AEAS Test Result Guidelines for Strathcona:

Entry Year Level

Minimum Application Score

Score recommended prior to commencement

Year 7

40 or higher

60 or higher
If not, 8 to 12 weeks language school may be required

Year 8

Year 9

60 or higher

80 or higher
If not, 4 to 8 weeks language school may be required

Year 10

Year 11

80 or higher

80 or higher
If not, 4 to 8 weeks language may be required

In accordance with relevant compliance, Strathcona has agreements and relationships with a number of International Student Agents in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea and more.

If a student requires Strathcona to issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document (CAAW) as part of their visa application, they will be required to meet the following conditions for the entire period they are enrolled at Strathcona :

  • The student will be required to stay in homestay accommodation or with a relative (over 25 years of age) approved by the School, regardless of their age, for the entire period they are enrolled at the School.
  • The student will be required to have an approved local support person appointed by Strathcona for the entire period they are enrolled at the School regardless of age. Strathcona engages the services of International Student Alliance (ISA) Guardian & Welfare Service, to provide local support persons for international students. This service is compulsory and not negotiable.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the application journey for international students and is relevant if your daughter is, or plans to, attend Strathcona on a 500 or similar visa. If you are planning to attend Strathcona on any other Residency or Visa situation, simply click here to find out how to apply as a domestic student.

Our Overseas Student Manager is here to support your Strathcona start.

 

As a past student of Strathcona herself, Amanda knows our community extremely well and can support your daughter as she takes her first, exciting steps as a Strathcona student. She works with our current International Students to ensure their ongoing wellbeing and success at Strathcona. 

Mrs Amanda Orgill, Overseas Student Manager
Phone: (03) 8779 7500
Email: aorgill@strathcona.vic.edu.au