Avalon College is a unique English language school providing the very best care and educational programs for international students aged 10 – 17 years.
Boarding: Total care and safety for your child. Be assured your child can focus on his or her learning in a safe, nurturing and secure environment with full boarding facilities.
English language learning: A specialised curriculum with highly qualified and experienced teachers attending to your child’s individual learning needs.
Avalon College opens up opportunities for your child to explore the Australian culture and environment whilst discovering more about themselves.
Our students graduate to Australia’s leading
primary and secondary schools.
Avalon College is set on a historic, beautiful, rural 35-hectare property by the sea. Living at Avalon College is like being part of a large family. The community we have created welcomes new students with warmth and security. Within clearly established boundaries our students relax, develop friendships and share new experiences in an idyllic setting.
Our students enjoy an excellent range of on-campus facilities:
Our dedicated and experienced staff treat each student of the Avalon College family individually and support his or her social and emotional needs. Individual counselling is available and can be arranged in the student’s first language. Our first aid trained staff promptly respond to student illness and other medical needs. We are in close proximity to a full range of professional medical services.
At Avalon College, we provide our students with three nutritious meals a day seven days a week. Our menu combines Western and Asian food and can meet with any specific dietary requirements of religious beliefs or medical conditions.
Strong bonds of friendship form between students from different nationalities as they share new experiences together. These friendships provide invaluable support for students while they are at Avalon College.
Students at Avalon College are required to use English the entire day.
The curriculum at Avalon College is designed to meet the needs of our students. In teaching the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, our classes have a special focus on the range of text types that are extensively used in Australian schools. Our broad curriculum integrates the teaching of English for mathematics, science, humanities, media and physical education.
Our small classes offer students the best possible opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. The development of Individual Learning Plans allows for each student’s progress to be monitored and individual needs met.
Each weekday students are given homework to be completed during supervised study sessions. Homework reinforces the learning of the day and is vital to maximise the learning experience. Independent study habits are developed and individual assistance is available for each student.
At Avalon College we support our students as they adjust to the different classroom environment of an Australian school. Our students develop confidence in skills essential for success in Western education such as group work, expressing opinions, promoting independent thinking and actively contributing to class discussions.
Every year we welcome students who attend our short term programs. They participate in all aspects of our curriculum, combining language study with a range of exciting recreational activities. On completion of the program students show significant improvement in their English language and social skills: having made new friends and experienced many aspects of Australian culture and school life.
The teaching staff at Avalon College are experienced and dedicated professionals.
Our students are encouraged to develop skills of teamwork, independence and personal responsibility. Our highly trained staff run the After-school Activities Program involving team building and sports activities, games, dancing, trivia and talent nights and themed dinners. Using English in different social contexts continues the learning of the classroom and reinforces the values of Avalon’s pure English immersion experience.
Every weekend, learning moves away from Avalon. Students use English in a range of different social and cultural contexts including shopping trips, zoo visits, barbeques, going to the movies, museums and historic sites. Students experience Australia’s beautiful environment through nature walks, camp programs and beach days.
Students are introduced to Australian sports such as netball and Australian Football.
Our close relationship with Australia’s top schools allows Avalon College to advise and assist students and parents with their school selection.
At Avalon College, we are proud of the wonderful successes of our students. Graduates from Avalon College have successfully moved on to many top Australian schools. Transition into the student’s new school is facilitated by the attention we give to his or her specific needs.
The Australian Government regulates the provision of courses to overseas students through the ESOS legislative framework. A simple explanation of this can be seen on the AEI website.
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