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Canterbury College

International Students studying at Canterbury College Brisbane

Canterbury College is a kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational school offering inclusive education to Australian and international students. Students’ outstanding academic achievements, High School Preparation Intensive English programs and Arts Academy for gifted musicians, dancers and actors makes Canterbury College a school of choice. Students will find a rich curriculum, with opportunities to pursue their dreams through flexible pathways to university, further education or employment.

Canterbury welcomes an exclusive number of international students each year and supports their academic goals. High-achieving students often go on to study at the most prestigious universities in Australia.

The Canterbury College High School Preparation (HSP) Course prepares students for the Australian Curriculum by developing the language skills needed to integrate into Middle School (Years 7 to 9) or Senior School (Years 10 - 12). Students can expect a high degree of individual support and care as they undertake the first stage of their international education.

The HSP course offers a comprehensive language foundation, providing students with six hours a day of structured core content including ESL English, Mathematics, Science, Business and Physical Education. Students may move to a blended timetable of HSP subjects combined with mainstream classes in cases where their English is competent.

The extra-curricular program is extensive, offering students opportunities to excel in sport, cultural pursuits and other intellectual endeavours.

Specialised staff ensure international students make a smooth transition into their community, overseeing the enrolment process, course selection, ongoing academic progress and homestay accommodation.

The college manages its own homestay program and international students are accommodated with English-speaking homestay families who live near the school. Homestay families ensure students experience every facet of the Australian lifestyle, including meals, day trips and conversation in a relaxed, supportive family atmosphere.

Canterbury College offers a variety of short and long-term Study Tours including English language classes, school-based activities, excursions and integration into classes. They are designed for groups to experience local culture, history and environment.

The college also offers Study Abroad opportunities for individuals in full immersion programs from one to nine weeks. Students will experience an Australian education experience in an exceptional independent school.


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