The King's School has a rich and longstanding tradition supporting the education of students from other countries. International students make an important contribution to our boarding and wider School community, and do much to bolster our reputation for academic excellence and leadership.
Living in a new country is an adventure. It can also be a long way from the support network of a student’s family. The renowned Pastoral Care program of The King’s School assists students to develop a sense of belonging and promotes their wellbeing.
For international students on a 500 subclass Visa, boarding is compulsory and a guardian who lives locally must be nominated by the parents. Local guardians are interviewed by the Registrar or the Admissions Manager prior to the time of student enrolment. Accommodation provided by the local guardian for the student will also be reviewed by the Registrar prior to enrolment.
Entry is usually for the start of the academic year at the end of January, however, registrations for entry at other times will be considered.
English language proficiency requirements
We require different levels of English ability for students entering at differing levels. In general terms, the older an applicant is, the better their English must be.
Applicants to Years 3-6 Tudor House should be able to communicate in simple spoken and written English. This will be assessed by the Registrar at the time of interview and the student may be required to complete a handwritten task.
For applicants to Years 7-11, Senior School the completion of an AEAS assessment or EAL/D level is required. The results of the AEAS assessment or EAL/D report must be submitted at the time of enrolment registration.
Minimum English language requirements are as follows:
- Year 7 – AEAS 70%
- Years 8-9 – AEAS 75%
- Year 10 – AEAS 80%
- Year 11 – AEAS 85%
Visit the AEAS website for further information or to apply for AEAS testing.
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Note that The King’s School does not use agents to recruit overseas students or enter into agreements with, or pay a commission to, education agents.
Applying as an International Student
To apply as an International Student at The King’s School (either to Senior School – Years 7 to 12, or Tudor House – Years 3 to 6) please complete the online registration form.
Please be sure to include supporting documentation including:
- Copy of the last 2 years school reports (translated into English)
- Birth certificate
- Results of AEAS test (where relevant)
- Any certificates or awards indicating an applicant’s extra-curricular activities (translated into English)
- Details of any special educational or medical conditions which may affect academic and social progress
- Payment of $250 non-refundable registration fee is required to be made to complete registration. This can be made after online registration form is completed and documentation uploaded.
Students should have the educational qualifications appropriate to the year applied for. For example, students applying for Year 6 should have evidence that schooling from Years 1-5 will be completed.
Registration fee payment can be made during online registration.
Approach and policies
The King’s School strives for international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study, in line with Australian laws that promote quality education and consumer protection for international students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework, under which The King’s School operates.
Upon commencement at The King’s School or The King’s School, Tudor House, International students take part in an Orientation Program. This program assists students to settle, integrate and feel strongly connected with the wider school.
The King’s School has a number of policies in place in relation to the enrolment and attendance of international students, covering staff, students and parents, which are available from the Enrolments Team upon request.