We welcome diversity and encourage the interaction and the benefits that come from having a student and parent base that is international in its make up and its inclination.
Redlands has an open entry policy, which means that there are no entrance examinations and welcomes students from all backgrounds, countries and cultures. Many international students study at the school because of its excellent educational reputation and its ability to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The current school population of approximately 1600 students spans Early Childhood to Year 12. Approximately 83% are local students and 17% originate from overseas. Over 30 countries of birth are represented in the total school population.
International Relocations (Business/Temporary Resident Visas)
Redlands welcomes children of expatriates on assignment in Sydney. The average enrolment period for these students is between two and five years. Whilst the school does not hold specific positions open for international transfers every effort will be made to assist families where possible.
The Australian school year commences in late January and concludes in early December. There are four school terms of approximately 10 weeks. Depending on the country of origin, age and academic background of each transferring international student a recommendation will be given as to the most suitable academic group whilst attending Redlands.
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Full Fee Paying Overseas Students (Student Visas)
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has authorised Redlands to enrol a number of students on student visas for study; such study is predominantly in the senior school (Years 9-12).
As Redlands is a day school, students relocating to Sydney without their parents are expected to live with relatives or in supervised Homestay accommodation. Redlands is able to recommend Homestay families if required.
Students whose parents are not resident in Australia or do not live with the student must have a guardian in Sydney responsible for their care, custody and control while attending the school. A guardian must be over 25 years and be either an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Proof of guardianship is a prerequisite for enrolment in the school.Redlands must approve the person nominated as guardian.
Families are advised that in some instances student visas can take many months to be processed by DIAC. Early application is necessary, six to twelve months minimum prior to request enrolment is advisable.
Redlands offers TIEP (The Intensive English Programme) for younger students, ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) for students in Years 6 - 10 and ESL (English as a Second Language) in all age groups. Students with limited English skills are individually assessed for inclusion in the most appropriate programme.
Students entering Years 11 and 12 are not eligible to enrol in ELICOS. Students entering the Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate courses in Years 11 and 12 are expected to have a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent. Students in Years 11 and 12 continue to receive ESL support if required. The final opportunity for students with limited English language skills to enter ELICOS is Year 10.
Allocation of Places
The school does not hold specific positions open for international enrolments; however every effort will be made to assist families where possible. Positions will be allocated in advance of the family relocating to Sydney if available.
All students at Redlands follow NSW Board of Studies courses of study from Kindergarten to Year 10. Students have a choice of NSW Board of Studies Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate programs in Years 11 and 12. For successful completion of each year level students must show sufficient evidence that they have :
(a) participated in and followed the course delivered by the school; and
(b) applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to all tasks and learning experiences provided by the school; and
(c) achieved the course outcomes to a satisfactory level.
Assessment advice is given at the start of each course and is available through the school's portal "Redlands Pulse".
Click here: Advice on studying in Australia http://www.studyaustralia.com.au/index.php
Students transferring internationally or applying as full fee paying overseas students should obtain a prospectus and application form: by contacting our Enrolments Office:
Phone: 61 2 9968 9856
Fax: 61 2 9909 3228
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