International Students

Students at Brisbane Adventist College study for 40 weeks every year, five days per week; beginning at the end of January and finishing in early December when there is a long summer break of approximately eight weeks. Included in the College year are:

  • Two semesters of 20 weeks each
  • Four 10-week terms with approximately two weeks holiday in between

Learning at Brisbane Adventist College is highly interactive. Students are encouraged to participate, acquire knowledge, and develop problem solving skills and thinking. They are required to demonstrate this through discussions, speeches, assignments, essays and exams. The wide range of subjects taught at Brisbane Adventist College provide a sound foundation for further study. The key learning areas are: English; mathematics; science; arts; studies of society and the environment; technology; and health and physical education. Electives are offered in high school that lead toward university and vocational options after school. Parents can expect three reports on their child's academic progress throughout the year:

  • An Interim Report is issued at the end of Term 1 and gives parents an indication of whether their child is making satisfactory progress or not
  • The Semester 1 Report is issued half way through the year and gives grades for each subject for the first six months of the year
  • The Semester 2 Report is issued at the end of each academic year, giving overall grades for each subject for the entire year

Parents are encouraged to make appointments with individual teachers if they are concerned or wish to discuss their child's progress. If parents are overseas, they can arrange a time to talk to teachers by calling the College on the following numbers:

Prep to Year 6: +61 7 3347 6444

Year 7 to Year 12: +61 7 3347 6401

An interpreter can be arranged if necessary. For more information about learning in Australia, go to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/education_in_australia.html

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