The International Program has profoundly enriched the day-to-day lives of all students and the contribution of International Students to the College is welcomed, celebrated and recognised.

Our International Students benefit by having three full time dedicated team members. The International Student Co-ordinator as well as Chinese and Vietnamese speaking Program Assistants are responsible for providing ongoing personal assistance and welfare support to students. The International team arranges everything from airport reception and pickup to quality homestay accommodation with carefully selected local families. To assist with the adjustment of living and studying in Melbourne, students are involved in an extensive, personalised Orientation Program.

In addition to the practical and emotional support of our International Students, at Mill Park Secondary College we pride ourselves on the individualized, academic assistance and guidance provided to students. Throughout their studies, International Students receive ongoing assistance with study skills as well as course and career counselling.

At Mill Park Secondary College, we are fortunate with the quality of our staff and the breadth of their multi-cultural experiences. The students benefit from access to excellent facilities including extensive IT resources, state of the art sporting facilities as well as a dedicated English Language Centre.

Students applying to Mill Park Secondary College will need to demonstrate academic results in excess of 70% for the past two years of school. Students are also required to undertake an interview either in person or via SKYPE, not only to guage their level of oral proficiency, but also their suitability to live and study successfully away from home.

Contacts

International Student Coordinator:Ms Marilyn Pridmore
Mobile:+61 (0) 438 681 125
Email:pridmore.marilyn.j@edumail.vic.gov.au
College Principal:Ms Trish Horner
Email:horner.patricia.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

Student Wellbeing

The welfare of every student is a priority at Mill Park Secondary College. We recognise that international students have differing needs and require extra support to enable them to be settled and happy in a new environment.

Our students have access to a range of support services which include:

  • International student Coordinator available 24/7 to students and their families
  • Chinese and Vietnamese speaking Program Assistants
  • Student Welfare Coordinators, youth workers, medical professionals, careers team, Year Level Coordinators and Home Group teachers

English Language Centre – On Site

  • On site English Language Centre From Year 7
  • Students complete (up to) 20 weeks Intensive English Language Program developing skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening.
  • Qualified teachers skilled in working with international students.
  • Excursions to enhance student learning
  • Familiarity with the College ensure students have a natural transition into classes on completion of their English Language Program.

Orientation

To help students adjust to living and studying in Melbourne they will be involved in an intensive, personalised Orientation Program which will include information on:

  • The College and its programs
  • Local area
  • Public transport
  • Child Safe
  • Support services
  • Personal safety
  • Health care and well-being
  • Legal services
  • Australian culture and customs
  • Key policies relating to enrolment at a Victorian government school.

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • International Student Captain & Vice Captain
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Subject captains
  • School captains