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Welcome

I am pleased to welcome you to Saint Maroun’s College, Sydney, Australia. Saint Maroun’s College is an Independent Catholic co-educational school founded by the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family. We cater for all years from Preschool to Year 12.

At Saint Maroun’s College your child’s education is our goal.

We are a close-knit community with highly professional, qualified and experienced teachers dedicated to deliver a vast range of educational programs with a balanced approach between academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual dimensions. The College is dedicated to assisting your child’s needs by offering a well-rounded academic education. We provide a nurturing, safe environment which truly celebrates and develops your child’s strengths and aspirations with successful post school pathways into university and the workplace.

To find out more information please do not hesitate to contact the College during school hours EST on +61 2 9559 2434 or email internationals@stmarouns.nsw.edu.au.

Mr Quang Le
International Student Coordinator (K - 12)

International Student Application Package

Process

The process of student application is as follows:

Step 1: Application is submitted and a non-refundable $300 administration processing fee is paid to the College. Payment details are on the last page of the student application package.

Step 2: The application is reviewed and a conditional Letter of Offer is provided if the student’s application is deemed suitable according to the Principal and meets the minimum academic report GPA of 8.0 in their country of origin. The student must then pay a non-refundable $1,200 Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) fee.

Step 3: Completion of an ELICOS program reaching minimum language proficiency of Upper Elementary (Kindergarten – 3), Pre-Intermediate (Year 4-6), Intermediate (Year 7-9) and Upper Intermediate (Year 10-11), and attend a College testing day.

English Proficiency Requirements

Step 4: Student attends interview with Principal and International co-ordinator where the Letter of Offer is signed and formally approved.

Step 5: Student purchases uniform, pays fees for the semester and purchases books.

All applications and supporting documentation can be emailed to: internationals@stmarouns.nsw.edu.au

Policies

Saint Maroun's College ensures strict compliance to the legal requirements and student welfare of all international students. Download the International Student Policy Handbook to access information on the College policies and procedures including:

  • Attendance
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Course Progress
  • Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy
  • Education Agents Policy
  • International Student Enrolment Policy
  • Refund Policy
  • Transfer to and from Another Provider Policy

Forms

Important forms and documents for international students:

Education Agents

Student Support Services Policy

Saint Maroun’s College acknowledges the challenges faced by International Students when studying in Australia. The College seeks to provide student support to assist international students in adjusting to study and life in Australia through age and culturally appropriate orientation program and ongoing monitoring.

International Student Coordinator (K-12)

The International Student Coordinator (ISC) is the primary contact person at Saint Maroun’s College. The ISC is responsible for the orientation program, the first contact during the enrolment interview and first day at school, help to answer any and all questions regarding courses, study, subjects, rules and expectations.

International Student Mobile (24hrs)

The International Student Mobile is rotated amongst the College executives to be a point of contact for all international students available 24/7 on 0424 230 280.

College Psychologist

A trained Psychologist is available onsite for all international students to help with issues about relationships, homesickness, finance, legal, health and emergencies.

Wellbeing Team

The welfare team consists of the Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Welfare Coordinator, Year Coordinators and ISC. All personnel are available to assist all international students in various issues and offer assistance and guidance at all times. The Wellbeing Coordinators will provide ongoing support in areas of health, safety, wellbeing, legal services, adjustment and transition.

Careers Advice

The Curriculum Coordinator is available to give one-on-one career advice regarding post-school pathways. The ISC can also provide information on international student requirements for the ATAR, university preparation and entrance.

Library Support

The College library is open before and after school including during recess and lunch for access to computers, internet, photocopiers and educational resources.

Learning Support (Eald, Special Needs)

The College has an ESL and Special Needs support staff member in the primary and secondary school. All international students are to partake in a minimum of one lesson a fortnight in the ESL room. The Enrichment Program is available to meet the needs of the gifted and talent international students within the College.

Orientation Program

All new international students partake in an orientation program to help adjust and integrate into the unique Australian education system of Saint Maroun’s College. The program includes fortnightly informal “catch up” meetings with the ISC and the student.

Holiday Study Lessons

The dedicated teaching staff of Saint Maroun’s College frequently give recess, lunch and after school study sessions in all KLA’s. For the Year 12 students, teachers offer holiday study lessons at no additional cost

SMS Text Attendance

The College assists international students by contacting parents, guardian and students via mobile SMS texts of non-attendance to ensure compliance to DHA Visa regulations and to ensure the safety of all students.

Merit/Demrit and Award System

The College assists international students to monitor their daily and weekly behavior through the merit and demerit system. With an accumulation of merits, students begin progressing up the award system towards Principal Award. Students who are late or demonstrate misbehavior (welfare/academic) are given demerits which can result in a Friday afternoon detention. This is in each student’s College diary and is a way for the College to communicate course progress or raise any concerns with parents/guardians/homestay carers.

The International Student Coordinator will also use the merit/demerit system to monitor and intervene when necessary to provide support to international students.

Monitoring Sheets/Warning Letters

The ISC will intervene and provide students with fortnightly monitoring sheets to examine effort, punctuality, organisation, homework and any other relevant aspects of the student’s course. This acts as a support tool to ensure students meet academic outcomes and course progress. Information for International Students

Living And Studying In Australia

Moving to a new country can be a new and exciting adventure! Below is a support guide to studying and living in Australia to help you.

ESOS Framework for Students

International students studying in Australia on a student visa are protected under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. The Act sets out the rights and responsibilities for students during the study here in Australia.

Important Contact Numbers

Emergency Numbers
Fire, Police and Ambulance000
Marrickville Police Headquarters 9568 9299
Lifeline (24 hours)13 11 14
Crime Stoppers Australia1800 333 000
Domestic Violence Crisis Service6280 0900
Alcohol & Drug Information Service6207 9977
Canterbury Hospital9787 0000
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital9515 6111
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