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We welcome diversity and encourage the interaction and the benefits that come from having a student and parent base that is international in its makeup and its inclination.
Redlands welcomes students from all countries and cultures. Many international students study at the school because of its excellent educational reputation, its coeducational learning environment and its excellent results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, as well as the NSW Higher School Certificate.
The current school population of approximately 1700 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.
Redlands welcomes children of expatriates on assignment in Sydney. The average enrolment period for these students is between two and five years.
Redlands is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS Provider Code 00713M) to enrol a limited number of students on student visas for study; such study is predominantly in the Secondary School although we also offer the following courses:
As Redlands is a day school only, students relocating to Sydney are expected to live with at least one parent who is responsible for all matters relating to the student’s accommodation and welfare. Redlands does not provide a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation/Welfare Arrangements (CAAW) letter for students. We also do not accept students living in Homestay accommodation.
The School monitors the living arrangements of full fee paying overseas students who live in Sydney with at least one parent as follows:
All classes are held in English and, as such, students must have a suitable English speaking and comprehension level. If a student does not have a satisfactory level of English proficiency, they will not be able to meet the demands of the curriculum.
Students with limited English skills are required to undertake an independent language assessment to assess their readiness for enrolment at Redlands with AEAS www.aeas.com.au or IELTS www.ielts.com.au. Some students may be required to attend an Intensive English Language Course with an external provider such as the Sydney College of English https://www.sce.edu.au/ prior to application. Redlands requires at least Upper Intermediate Standard English for Secondary School.
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.
Once a place has been confirmed for an overseas student, the School will apply to PRISMS (Provider Registration and International Student Management System), to prepare a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). The system also facilitates the monitoring of student compliance with visa conditions, as well as the School’s compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS). Redlands will notify the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) which handles all applications for Student Visas.
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.
In addition to the Termly Fees, students who are not Australian residents and are classified as Full Fee Paying Overseas Students (FFPOS) are required to pay the following fees prior to their commencement at Redlands:
A ‘once off’ levy of $1,190.00 is imposed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) on FFPOS who are candidates for the Higher School Certificate (HSC). This item is added to Term 3 statements for Year 12 students, and is not included in the Tuition Fees. Please note that this Fee may be subject to change by NESA.
It is a condition of the Student Visa that international students have private health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia. Redlands can arrange Overseas Student Health Care Cover (OSHC) for the duration of a student’s study with Medibank Private Health Insurance which is Redlands’ preferred provider. In the event of early withdrawal from the nominated course of study, the responsibility in seeking a refund from the Health Insurer lies with the student’s family.
All students at Redlands follow NESA courses of study from Kindergarten to Year 10. Students have a choice of NESA HSC or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in Years 11 and 12. For successful completion of each year level students must show sufficient evidence that they have:
(a) applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to all tasks and learning experiences provided by the school
(b) achieved the course outcomes to a satisfactory level and completed the course within the specified duration of the student’s CoE (visa condition 8202). Should a student fail to apply themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the tasks and experiences set for each course by the School (regardless of whether or not these tasks contribute to the final Assessment mark,) and not achieve some or all of the course outcomes – the student is at risk of receiving an ‘N’ (Non-completion determination).
(c) met the 80% attendance requirements (visa condition 8202)
If a student is not making satisfactory progress, the class teacher will liaise with the student’s Year Advisor and manage accordingly, arranging academic or other support as required. If problems persist, the Deputy Principal will contact parents advising them that their child is failing to make adequate progress. If the student’s academic performance does not improve sufficiently within the time set by the School (usually across the next term), Redlands will advise the student in writing of its intention to report the student for breach of Visa condition 8202. At that stage the student will have 20 working days in which to lodge a complaint to the School. If the School’s determination is upheld following review, Redlands will complete the PRISMS notification.
It should be noted by intending applicants that as a registered provider, Redlands is obliged to provide specific non-compliance exception reports to the Department within 14 days of their occurrence.
As a condition of enrolment, students must abide by all School policies and codes of behaviour for the duration of their enrolment. These include policies in relation to discipline, attendance, homework, and bullying and are available on the Parent Portal, Redlands Pulse, and also in the Student Planner.
Please apply to Reception for a copy.
From 1 January 2018, school students who want to change to Redlands before finishing the first six months of their first school course, must seek a letter of release from their original education institution to transfer. Six months after they start their first school course, they can change to Redlands without asking the original education institution for approval. Students transferring from another Australian provider should supply membership details of their Overseas Student Health Cover and expiry date.
Information for overseas students studying in Australia: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
Student visa related information: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500
Education Services for Overseas Students: ESOS framework
The Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service: https://tps.gov.au
Complaints and appeals: www.oso.gov.au/
If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at Redlands, a guided tour of the School is recommended and can be booked online. Personal tours can also be organised for overseas families.
Places at Redlands are in high demand and to ensure the school can support future students, entry into Redlands is dependent on:
If a place is available Redlands will then invite the student and parents for interview prior to a possible offer of place.
Phone: 61 2 9909 3133
Fax: 61 2 9909 3228