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Student Road and Fire Safety Tips

Road Safety – Look out Before you Step Out

It’s easy to become complacent about road safety, especially on walks that are familiar to us. Taking risks and not being mindful of road safety can have serious consequences, which sadly has happened to some of our students in the past.

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Easter Long Weekend and Upcoming Holidays

    Easter is fast approaching and you may get students wanting to go away over the long weekend of during the school holidays shortly after. Please remember that students under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel without their carer (host) or their natural parents. If they wish to travel with their natural parents, they still need to obtain permission from the Department of Education – by providing flight itineraries, letters and copies of visas.

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Opal Cards for High School students

It seems that with the changeover from paper tickets to opal cards, there has been some confusion as to what exactly the students are eligible for and the best way for them to purchase tickets and get the discounted travel. There are two types of Opal Cards for High School students, which does make things more confusing.

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Australia is 3rd preferred study destination for Chinese students

Australia is 3rd preferred study destination for Chinese students

Whilst we are lucky to have students of all ages coming from a number of different countries throughout the world, the vast majority of our students are aged between 14-17 from China. These students are coming with the intention of learning English, completing high school and then attending University in Australia.

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NSW DEC Homestay Survey Results

NSW DEC Homestay Survey Results

The 2012 International Student Survey found that 87 per cent of international students in Australia were satisfied or very satisfied with their study and living experience here, up from 86 per cent in 2010.

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