International Students

Congratulations to our Year 12 students

We are thrilled to share final results from Year 12 class of 2016.

• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2018 entry are now open.

School Tours

Discover our story.

Dates for the next School Tours are:

Thursday 25 May at 9am and Saturday 24 June at 9am.

Enrolment Enquiry

To learn more about St Peter's Girls' School, request a prospectus today.

St Peter’s Girls’ School is proudly international. We have internationally diverse members of staff and international students from a number of countries, who all work together in a supportive environment, characterised by diversity and cultural sensitivity.

Why study in Adelaide?

Adelaide is one of the best designed cities in the world, offering comfort and convenience that is rarely found in large cities. It is easy to navigate and easy to travel from one place to the other. Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city but importantly, it is also safe, respectful and very inclusive. It has a vibrant calendar of international festivals and cultural activities, and a strong sense of heritage and traditional values.

Adelaide is an affordable, safe and friendly place in which to live, work and learn. The combination of Adelaide’s high standard of living, the services and facilities of a large capital city and St Peter’s Girls’ School, which has an outstanding reputation for quality education offering, make the choice about where to study a lot easier. For more information on Study in Adelaide, visit: www.studyadelaide.com

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> The Story of Us
> About Us – International Student Prospectus

Orientation

St Peter’s Girls’ School offers a phased orientation process for international students, incorporating pastoral and academic support throughout all academic and extracurricular programs offered to students at the School. Alongside the Director of Admissions, a team of teachers and support staff monitor new arrivals to ensure familiarisation, integration and assimilation into school life. Language competency is tested and ongoing assessment of readiness to absorb information is regularly reviewed. Daily contact with key staff facilitates this process.

> International student orientation handbook 2016

Registered provider and courses

St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School Inc is registered in the State of South Australia as a provider trading under the name St Peter’s Girls’ School, in accordance with the conditions of Section 3 of the Education (Overseas Students) Act 2000. St Peter’s Girls’ School is a Commonwealth Registered Institute for Overseas Students and is registered to enrol Full Fee Paying Overseas students (571 visa subclass) – CRICOS Provider No 00373D).

Courses

Primary Years (020167M)
Years R-7 Girls Only Primary School Studies

Secondary Junior (012225F)
Years 8-9 Girls Only Junior Secondary Studies

Secondary Junior (045082K)
Year 10 Girls Only Junior Secondary Studies

Secondary Junior (012226E)
Year 10 Girls Only Junior Secondary Studies

Secondary Years (052969A)
Years 8-12 Girls Only Senior Secondary Certificate of Education

Secondary Senior Years (004814G)
Years11-12 Girls Only Senior Secondary Certificate of Education

Curriculum

At St Peter’s Girls’ School, students in the Junior School (Years R-6) study the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). In Middle School (Years 7-9), students study a school-based National curriculum designed to give them the grounding they need to be successful in their final years of schooling.

During Senior School (Years 10-12), all students begin to study the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Stage 1, which includes in Year 10 the Personal Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP is a compulsory SACE subject designed to help students explore their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future.

In the final two years of school, Years 11 and 12, students have the option to study either SACE or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Dip). Both courses are offered by the School, providing students with a range of subjects designed to meet their learning needs and aspirations for the future.

Further information about the curriculum at each stage of St Peter’s Girls can be found on this website:

> Junior School
> Middle School
> Senior School
> IB Diploma
> Student results

Further information on the South Australian Certificate of Education can be located on the SACE Board website.

Homestay

There is no boarding facility at St Peter’s Girls’ School. Homestay is a term used to describe full board accommodation offered by a family, couple or single person for which a set weekly fee is charged. Living in homestay accommodation assists international students to become more involved with the community and learning about Australian culture. It offers a study environment and interaction within a family environment.

Students studying at St Peter’s Girls’ School have the following accommodation options:

  1. Live with a parent or nominated relative/guardian – no welfare responsibility by the School
  2. Live in St Peter’s Girls’ School approved Homestay organised in conjunction with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) – the School is responsible for the welfare)

> Read more information about the Australian Homestay Network

Enrolment procedure

The following procedure is required for international students to apply for enrolment to St Peter’s Girls’ School.

How to apply for enrolment

Complete the International Student Enrolment form and send together with:

  1. A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate
  2. A photocopy of her passport page, with photo, passport number and expiry date.
  3. English Language Proficiency test results (AEAS, TOEFL, IELTS, all accepted). St Peter’s Girls’ School recommends the AEAS Test (Australian Educational Assessment Services) which is administered thoughout the world and for further details refer to their website www.aeas.com.au
  4. Copies of the student’s school reports in English for the last two years
  5. A reference from the student’s current school on the student’s behaviour and commitment to studies
  6. A non-refundable application fee of AU$120

Assessment of these documents is then made with the appropriate Head of School, and/or the Director of Teaching & Learning, IB Coordinator, ESL teacher and the Director of Admissions.

Fee schedule

The School is very conscious of the impact of school fees on the family budget, and does all it can to maintain the fees as low as practicable.

> International Student Fees 2017

Offers of placement

Successful applicants will receive a formal letter of offer and written agreement for the student’s placement. The written agreement will outline the course the student is enrolled in, the conditions of the enrolment, list the tuition and non- tuition course fees payable and the student’s welfare requirements. Acceptance of this offer is confirmed by returning the signed written agreement, Enrolment Confirmation Form, student Code of Conduct, medical form and payment of the invoice. On completion of the above-mentioned steps, the School will then issue the student with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment form (CoE) and Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare Form (CAAW) for students under 18 years where the School is taking responsibility for the welfare and accommodation. These documents will enable the applicant to apply for an Australian Schools visa (subclass 571).

Compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover

FFPOS are required to have compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their course and an additional three months as per their visa requirements. The School will arrange this health cover with Allianz Insurance after confirmation is made.

Visa process and compliance

Information about Student Visa Subclass 571, application forms and how to apply can be found on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Student visas are subject to a number of visa conditions that students must comply with. Breaching a visa condition may result in the cancellation of a student’s visa.

Conditions include:

  • Students must remain enrolled in a registered CRICOS course.
  • Compulsory overseas student health cover must be arranged for the duration of a student’s stay in Australia, as well as an additional three months. St Peter’s Girls’ School can arrange health insurance for all international students.
  • Students must continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support their study and stay in Australia.
  • Students must stay in Australia with either their parent/legal custodian, a relative nominated by their parents who is over 21 years of age, or accommodation arrangements that have been approved by St Peter’s Girls’ School.
  • You must not change those arrangements without the written approval of your education provider. If your welfare arrangements are approved by your education provider you must not travel to Australia until your welfare arrangements are due to commence.
  • Students must meet the course requirements set by the School.
  • Students must attend at least 80% of each study period.

Further information about compliance issues can be found on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

The ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. To know your rights and responsibilities, visit the ESOS Framework website.

Education agents

St Peter’s Girls’ School has registered with the following Education Agents to assist parents and students with the assessment, enrolment and visa process.

> Download a list of agents

Short term exchanges and study tours

At St Peter’s Girls’ School we host a number of international students from France, Japan and Korea for short term exchanges and study tours. We offer a program that is comprehensive, focusing on the development of each individual’s academic and pastoral needs.

Our program enables students to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve English Language skills
  • Greater self confidence
  • Develop international life long friendships
  • Greater understanding of Australia’s language, heritage, culture and values

Depending on the type of program, they may include:

  • Meet and greet service of students on their arrival and departure from Adelaide Airport
  • Provision of full homestay accommodation including breakfast, lunch and evening meal each day
  • Full tuition fees and stationery requirements
  • Full integration in to St Peter’s Girls’ School Curriculum
  • Ongoing ESL lessons
  • Excursions/Camps

During the Study Tour program, students enjoy the local culture and sites, and have the opportunity to practise their English skills in a variety of situations.

Our Voice

  • I love the small community and great teachers who care not only about their students’ grades, but also well-being and inclusivity for all.

    Eloise, Year 11

  • As a learner, I want to know more

    Gabriella, Year 12

  • Even though we have to get up early, I love rowing. Competing at the Head of the River made all the hard work worthwhile.

    Sophia, Year 10

  • I really like how when you walk down the main corridor, everyone says hi, including the teachers.

    Tegan, Year 6

  • Things I love about Saints? Non-judgemental, strives for excellence, wonderful opportunities, great teachers, international and multicultural.

    Klea, Year 11

  • The girls and the teachers are so friendly to be around and you can always get help from anyone in the class.

    Dimity, Year 8

  • The St Peter’s Girls’ ELC gives my daughter a place to be herself and explore her world in an environment she feels safe in and is immensely proud of.

    Current Parent

  • Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.

    Ebony, Year 8

  • I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.

    Current Parent

  • I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.

    Emma, Year 8

  • Good results come from hard work, commitment (on both the teacher’s and students’ behalf) and the establishment of positive relationships between the teacher and the students. Mutual understanding and respect are key.

    Anne, Teacher