Wellington Secondary College is a large, vibrant multi-cultural government high school that enjoys strong links with other countries. Students are encouraged to become fully involved in the life of the College and have opportunities to apply for a leadership position. Your son or daughter will join a happy group of international students who are totally integrated into mainstream classes. Our students predominantly come from Vietnam and Cambodia.
All International students at Wellington choose a comprehensive Year 7 to 10 course or a full Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) program at Years 11-12. Mainstream classes are small (25 students) with a high level of student-teacher interaction to ensure more individual attention. Your son or daughter will enjoy the benefits of extensive curriculum and co-curriculum programs in a supportive 21st Century learning environment that includes accelerated learning by the early commencement of VCE, Sport, Music and Drama activities. There is also an Intensive English Language Class (WIELC) on site. Students who do not meet ISP’s English language proficiency requirements spend 20 weeks here further developing their English language skills as well as studying other key subjects prior to transitioning into mainstream classes.
Students are able to study their first language as part of their VCE course through the Victorian School of Languages. These classes are held outside of normal school hours.
Wellington Secondary College Special entry requirements:
Students under 15 years of age will only be considered if they live with a parent or a DHA approved relative. We generally only accept students entering Year 9 or higher.
The International Students Program is an integral part of the College. We are proud of our cultural diversity and ensure that all our students’ multiculturally rich backgrounds are recognised, catered for, celebrated and valued.
Click here for more information on our Internationalising Education at Wellington Secondary College.
Mulgrave is a quiet residential suburb in the south east of Melbourne, 20 kms from the city centre and located close to Monash University. The major shopping centre is Waverley Gardens located close to the College. There are lots of parks, restaurants, sports ovals, sports clubs for tennis, cricket, football, baseball and athletics. A modern housing precinct has been built around the former Waverley Park Australian Rules Football stadium also in the area. Mulgrave is well serviced by bus lines and easy access to Springvale and Glen Waverley train stations.
To help you adjust to living and studying in Melbourne you will be involved in an orientation program which will include information on:
Some of this information you can access prior to your departure for Australia by accessing particular websites, the most useful of which is www.study.vic.gov.au and downloading the predeparture guide in your first language.
Other useful websites:
A team of people will be involved in the orientation process including Ms Tzelepis (Director, International Programs), our multicultural aides, other staff members and students.
|Ms Connie Tzelepis|
Director International Student Program
|Mr Hugh Blaikie|
International Programs Assistant
International Enrolment Process
All applications must go through the International Division. Please refer to their website www.study.vic.gov.au and follow the links for applying.
Wellington Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au