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Please contact: Education and Training International
Mail: PO Box 6830, East Perth BC, Western Australia,
PuBliC sChools, WesTern AusTrAliA
W estern Australian schools offer quality education, deliver a range of support services and programs,
and embrace diversity. Teachers are highly qualified, motivating and engaging, and believe every
student is capable of success.
• Throughout primary schooling, the focus
is on building the skills of numeracy
and literacy along with the intellectual,
moral, social and physical development
of students in inclusive, safe and
• Primary schools teach across the learning
areas of English, mathematics, science,
history, the arts, technologies, health
and physical education, languages,
humanities and social science subjects.
• Students are taught by a specific class
teacher for most of the day. Schools may
have specialist teachers for subjects such
as music, art, drama, physical education
• Secondary school includes Years 8 to 12,
with students generally entering Year
8 in the year they turn 13 and finishing
Year 12 in the year they turn 17.
• From 2014, international students who
turn 18 after 30 June are eligible to
apply to Tuart College. Please refer
to their website: www.tuartcollege.
• Students usually have a structured
timetable and are taught by specialist
teachers. Classes in Years 8 to 10 have
a maximum of 32 students and in Years
11 and 12 have a maximum of 25
• All government schools are
• All schools approved to accept
international students have an Overseas
Student Coordinator who is responsible
for their welfare and academic
• The Department of Education
endeavours to provide every child with
a high-quality school education —
whatever their ability, wherever they live,
whatever their background.
• Visit the Department of Education
website at www.det.wa.edu.au for
information about schools, policies and
• Visit the Education and Training
International website at
www.eti.wa.edu.au for information
about overseas student programs.
Great reasons to study in a Western
Australian public school
• Public schools are government owned
and operated — high-quality education
that is government backed and
• They offer value for money — high-
quality learning and support.
• You can study with Australian students
Western Australian public schools
welcome international students. You will
experience a system that is designed for
Australians’ needs but proudly supports
a truly international education.
• Choose from great locations — you can
attend schools throughout metropolitan
Perth and regional Western Australia.
• Schools cater for students from Year 1
(for children aged six years by 30 June of
that year) to Year 7 (for children aged 12
years by 30 June of that year).
Lower secondary education (Years 8 to
10) offers curriculum including English,
mathematics, science, history, the
arts, technologies, health and physical
education, languages, humanities and social
science subjects. Students in Years 8 to 10
are required to participate in a minimum of
two hours of physical activity each week.
Senior students (Years 11 and 12) select
study programs from a wide range of
courses to ensure they are well placed to
qualify for secondary graduation, university
or TAFE entrance, or employment.
Because proficiency in English is the key
to successful study, the Department of
Education provides quality programs and
specially trained teachers to ensure students
master English as quickly as possible.
For information on English language
requirements and programs available at
Western Australian public schools, visit
the Education and Training International
Teachers are highly qualified,
motivating and engaging.
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