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Australian schools. Great places to grow up

Australian schools encourage students to develop communication skills, self discipline, problem solving abilities and respect for themselves, others and society. All schools take their responsibilities to students very seriously. Pupils are provided with support, supervision and regular encouragement.

Australian schools are places of personal, intellectual, and emotional growth. Teachers give students regular feedback about their studies and in-class behaviour. Parents have open access to information regarding their child’s progress and well-being.

Schooling in Australia starts with a kindergarten or preparatory year followed by 12 years of primary and secondary school. Australia offers government and non-government schools. Some schools are co-educational, teaching boys and girls; others teach girls only or boys only.


Australia has a national curriculum framework to ensure high academic standards across the country. All schools provide subjects in the eight key learning areas: English, mathematics, studies of the society and the environment, science, arts, Languages Other Than English, technology, personal development, health and physical education. Schools have English language programs for international students to support their studies.

These learning areas are complemented by a social justice theme of tolerance towards other cultures. All school students are taught the value of cultural and linguistic diversity. They’re also encouraged to actively contribute to and benefit from diversity, and to do this in the Australian community and abroad.

Secondary school students can choose specialised subjects. Although subjects vary from school to school, they might include: law, psychology, computing, graphic design, aviation, drama and many others. Of course, all subjects are taught by qualified teachers.

Secondary schools and kindergartens undergo rigorous quality checks to ensure teachers, teaching materials, curricula and facilities are of the highest standard.


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