International: Our School
All Saints is a co-educational Anglican day school with an enrolment of 1800 children in Years Pre Prep to 12.
All Saints is centrally placed in the Gold Coast Hinterland being three kilometres north of Mudgeeraba on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway. The School is located on a 40 hectare site and offers well-equipped general purpose learning areas with specialist facilities for the teaching of Science with Technology, Art and Crafts, Performing Arts, Christian Living and Health and Physical Education.
Electronic Learning Centres ensure our students are independent computer users well prepared for the technological challenges of the future. Sporting facilities include the indoor sports hall, gymnasium, two swimming pools as well as eight main playing fields and practice facilities.
All Saints participates in international student and teacher exchanges with schools from all over the world. The acceptance and understanding of a culturally diverse world is paramount in enabling our young people to face the challenges of a global future. Now, in the 21st Century, with the world becoming smaller and international travel increasing, students need to develop the skills to be comfortable with cultures in education, business and social settings.
All Saints students and graduates take with them a strong sense of community and Christian values.
We seek to enrol students who will benefit from the special opportunities offered at All Saints; who are willing to participate enthusiastically in our programmes and whose families understand and support the ethos of the School. You are invited to experience diverse programmes of stimulating English language education, performing and visual arts, sport and cultural programmes at the All Saints International Centre.
The preparation courses serve as an initiation into the Australian system of education and successful transition into full participation as a secondary school student.
The Australian students at All Saints welcome you to join them in the first class learning opportunities available at the School.
International: Our Offering
High School Preparation
Conducted on campus at our International Centre, the High School Preparation Programme is an English language course designed to develop students’ English language proficiency and study skills to a level required for entry into an Australian High School. The course offers:
- a smooth transition, subject by subject, into high school
- all lessons conducted on campus.
- modern facilities in an independent school setting - ideal for young people.
- access to mainstream school libraries, computer laboratories, theatres, sporting facilities etc.
- multiple level small classes
- up-to date course content and assessment based upon current mainstream curriculum
- highly qualified teaching staff specialised in teaching English as a Second Language
- students participate in the High School preparation programme from 10 to 40 weeks, depending on their English language proficiency, and thus the amount of preparation required.
The All Saints International Centre is a registered ELICOS college.
Study Abroad - Experience Programme
Each year All Saints Anglican School welcomes a number of students from abroad to study for one semester (two terms), three terms or one academic year (four terms) as a high school student in Australia. Programmes start in January, April and July of each year. Students attend mainstream high school classes daily and are involved in the co-curricular and club life of the School. English language support is also provided throughout the year if required.
Students should be at least 15 years of age and have attained above average academic results in their homeland. Students must also possess at least an intermediate to upper- immediate level of English language proficiency.
All Saints will arrange a Homestay family in the local area. International Centre staff are available to counsel and assist students throughout the year. Students from France, Belgium, Germany, Japan and Brazil have participated in this programme previously. Students select a range of subjects; however, a student may not graduate under the Queensland system of Education after undertaking this programme. At the end of your experience period you will receive a School report and a certificate confirming that you have lived and studied at All Saints.
Visit the homepage and click on 'Academic' menu option for information about our mainstream academic programmes.
International: Course Overview
Students will be placed in classes according to an entry test performed on arrival.
This course is designed as intensive preparation for Australian High School entry. The course runs for a maximum of forty weeks in which time the students will cover such areas as:
- Intensive study of English as a Second Language
- Australian High School English
- English for Mathematics
- English for Science
- English for Humanities
- Academic Writing
- Health and Physical Education
- Research and independent study skills.
Students are required to wear the same uniform of local mainstream students of their year level. They must attend whole School assemblies and meetings, and have the opportunity to trial for mainstream school sporting teams.
Should students have previously learned a musical instrument, they are encouraged to continue private music tuition at the School and may audition for various School orchestras and musical ensembles.
International: Teaching Staff
All teachers are highly qualified educators with special training in TESOL (Teaching of English as Second or Other Language) and have many years of combined experience working with overseas students. Most staff at the International Centre are proficient in a language other than English.
The International Centre has a number of specialised international student administration and professional counselling staff available to deal with all student needs and enquiries.
Director of International Education
International: Our Expectation
- Students must work diligently in class and complete all homework, assignments and assessment.
- Students are required to pass exit tests at each level of the High School Preparation Programme before progressing to the next level within the course.
- Students must attain the required level of English language proficiency, before they will be offered a place in the Mainstream School.
- Students must accept and abide by the School rules.
- Uniform is to be worn correctly and appearance is to be neat and tidy at all times.
- Smoking, alcohol and drugs are forbidden.
- Teachers’ instructions must be obeyed and respect must be shown to all.
- Students must always inform Homestay parents and boarding staff of their whereabouts, should they be out of their direct supervision.
- Permission from parents is required should a student wish to spend the night outside of the boarding house or their Homestay family home.
Attendance to all classes is compulsory. In the case of absence from School due to illness, a doctor’s certificate must be provided for absence of more than two consecutive days. Any other absence from School must be approved in advance by the Director of International Education. It is a DIMIA Student Visa requirement that overseas students must attend at least 80% of their full-time course of study, or risk the cancellation of their student visa.
Boarding - Dormitory
The School’s international student dormitory, ‘International House’, has modern facilities including 20 twin share rooms supervised by professional residential staff. Each student has access to internet, email, private telephone and voice mail facilities within their own room. All meals are supplied on campus, and academic and pastoral care support are available from experienced staff. Students living on campus will also have access to a modern gymnasium, heated pool and other sporting facilities. They also have access to free after school tutoring and organised social events.
Home stay accommodation is provided by carefully selected families who are approved and registered by the School, and who usually have students of their own studying at All Saints. Students are provided with all meals, their own bedroom with a desk and daily transport to and from School.
Students are expected to fully participate in Homestay family-life. This gives students the opportunity to become immersed in the Australian way of life and culture.