A safe and encouraging learning environment, Tintern Grammar welcomes a number of international students to the school each year. With your child's safety, security and happiness at the forefront of all we do, we orchestrate a range of specialised activities to help our students become confident and resilient young adults. We also promote traditional values like good manners, respect for others, self-belief and pride in personal presentation.
Our vision is to foster strong character in young women and men, enabling them to achieve personal excellence, strive with confidence, and aspire to create a better world. International students are provided with a comprehensive support network, to ensure they are successful in their studies, feel at home in a new environment, make new friends and make the most of all the opportunities available to them at Tintern Grammar.
International Student Coordinator
The welfare of our students is of the utmost importance to us. We have an International Student Coordinator (ISC) on site to assist students during their orientation and ensure they are well supported, comfortable and happy during
their time with us.
The ISC works together with the comprehensive Tintem Pastoral staff network, including Heads of Schools, Year Level Coordinators, Pastoral Mentors, subject teachers, Head of Leaming Enhancement, Director of Studies, Head of Careers, VCE Coordinator, Director of Student Welfare Services and the Chaplain, to ensure our international students thrive atTintern Grammar. Our International Student alumni have many happy memories ofTintern Grammar and hold enduring friendships
Tintern Grammar's Homestay program allows students who do not have relatives with whom to live, to be accommodated in a safe and caring environment. Homestay families are carefully selected and approved by the International Student Coordinator and are located within a short distance to the School or with access to convenient transport. Many international students find their homestay experience rewarding and a valuable way to experience Australian culture and way of life and many remain in contact with their homestay families after they leave school.
In line with Australian legal requirements, all international students who are unaccompanied by a parent or an adult relative in Australia are required to have an appointed bi-lingual local support carer. The support carer provides support including, arranging medical appointments, ensuring the student is participating fully in the School's academic and co-curricular programs, notifying the School of any absences, attending School functions including parent/teacher interviews and meetings with School staff, as well as regularly updating parents on academic progress and translating reports, they are available to discuss any area of the students' welfare.