Koonung Secondary College has participated in the International Student Program for a number of years. Our students come from a variety of countries and regions including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Columbia, Malaysia, Brazil, Vietnam, Cambodia and Germany. We currently have 75 International Students enrolled at Koonung Secondary College. We offer EAL for students from Years 7 through to 12.
The College is situated in the suburb of Mont Albert North which is about 14 km from Melbourne's CBD. The school is located near two large shopping areas, Box Hill Central and Doncaster Shoppingtown. The school is well served by public transport. Several buses pass the school that go to the city, Doncaster and Box Hill. The train station and the tram lines are all within walking distance. Box Hill Hospital is also a short distance from the school.
Koonung Secondary College has a strong sense of community. Set in a green, spacious and inviting environment, we are a traditional school with a highly experienced teaching staff. We have strong values, set high standards and have high expectations for our students. Uniform is compulsory and absenteeism is very low. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for leadership opportunities.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Music tuition is available and several bands and ensembles perform on a regular basis. School musical productions, dramatic and cultural arts festivals are held regularly. Inter-school sport competitions occur weekly. Recreational and study camps are organised so students may experience some camps during their school life.
SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Koonung has separate EAL (English as Additional Language) classes for Years 7-12. We have Multicultural aides who attend classes with students. International students are required to be involved in a homework club after school that offer extra study support for students.
All applications should go through International Education Division (IED) of the Department of Education and Training (DET). For further information and application forms about the international student program in Victorian Government schools, please go to www.study.vic.gov.au.
For further information about Koonung Secondary College call 61 3 9890 9662.
Koonung 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
Koonung has a third party agreement with XJS Chinese Language & Culture School (VCAA Assessment Code: 14309)