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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Location

Carwatha College P-12 is a college of 650 students located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne approximately 25 km from the centre of Melbourne. The college is about a 20 minute drive from the city via the Monash Freeway or Eastlink. The college is also serviced by many bus routes and the train is available at Noble Park. Eastlink also connects the local area to the bay side and beach suburbs.

Carwatha is situated within a residential area close to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre (about 200m). Many sporting and recreational facilities are available in the local area.

Carwatha College P-12 is approximately 4 km from Monash University (Clayton Campus) and Chisholm TAFE (Dandenong Campus)

Carwatha College P-12 accepts enrolments from International Students in both our Primary and Secondary sections of our school.

Student Population

Carwatha College P-12 has a very diverse mix of students

  • 57 different languages spoken by students at the college
  • 42% of students have languages other than English spoken at home
  

English Support

English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes operate at all year levels

  • Specially trained EAL teachers
  • Specialist classroom for all EAL classes
  • Timetabled support classes are held in SMALL groups so students receive individual assistance with their English
   

Homestays

Carwatha College P-12 will arrange a homestay for International students.

Homestays provide:

  • A family environment
  • A room
  • A place to study
  • Three meals a day
  

Guardians

Carwatha College P-12 can provide a guardian to oversee student progress and wellbeing for the duration of the student’s stay.

Contacts 

International Student Manager: Mrs Sheila Horn

Email: horn.sheila.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

Principal: Pat Mulcahy

Email: mulcahy.patrick.n@edumail.vic.gov.au

International Student Coordinator:    Mrs Helen Leventakis

Email: leventakis.helen.h@edumail.vic.gov.au

Address:

43 - 81 Browns Road Noble Park North 3174

Phone:

61 3 9795 5848

Fax:

61 3 9790 1712

Email:

carwatha.p12@edumail.vic.gov.au

Provider:

Department of Education and Training

Provider Code:

00861K 

Link to Victorian Government International Students Program : http://www.study.vic.gov.au/

Third Party Delivery of Studies

To broaden the range of study opportunities for our students, Carwatha College P-12 has agreements with a number of other institutions, including: Nazareth College; Holmesglen Tafe, Narre Community Learning Centre, Chisholm Dandenong; Chisholm Berwick;  Noble Park Secondary College and Dandenong High.

Available courses include: Applied Fashion; Building and Bricklaying; Plumbing; Sport and Recreation; Building Construction (Carpentry); Business; Electrotechnology; Engineering - Production; Residential Drafting; Tourism; Flight Attendant; Dance; Visual Arts; Music Performance; Health Assistance; Beauty; Early Childhood Education and Care; Digital Media Games; Information Technology; Interior Decoration; and Specialist Makeup.  

International Student Homestays

 

Carwatha College P-12 is currently looking to expand our team of homestay providers for our International Students. An outline of the responsibilities of a homestay provider are

  •   a single bedroom for the student’s exclusive use
  •   study facilities, including a desk, study light and bookcase
  •   overseeing of the student’s wellbeing;
  •    all meals including lunch.

It is compulsory for all families (everyone in the household over the age of 18 or even frequent residents of the house) to have a current Working With Children Permit. The current rate of payment for homestay providers is between $250 and $280 per week. This may be negotiated depending upon the homestay provided.

If you are interested in the possibility of becoming a member of our homestay team, please contact Sheila Horn at the college for full details and an application form.

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