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Enrolment Officer | Mrs Georgina Gunner

Trinity Grammar School
PO Box 174
Summer Hill NSW 2130
Australia

p. + 61 2 9581 6001
f. + 61 2 9799 9449
enrol@trinity.nsw.edu.au
 

Trinity Grammar School can offer enrolment for international students. Accommodation for international students can be provided in the School’s Boarding House located not far from the School’s main campus at Summer Hill.

VISA

The intending student must obtain a valid student visa for studying in Australia and satisfy the conditions as stated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 

FULL FEE PAYING OVERSEAS STUDENTS (OVERSEAS STUDENTS)

Depending on the classification of the student visa, some international students are classified as Full Fee Paying Overseas Students (Overseas Students). These students are only enrolled at Trinity as boarders or if they are able to live with their parents in Australia.

Overseas Students are not able to access Australian Government concessions for many services provided to Australian citizens including medical and education concessions. These students will need to have their own private health cover and will have to pay the School the Full Fee Paying Overseas Student supplement as indicated in the schedule of fees.

All other international students should check to ensure that they have adequate health cover to meet their needs.

STUDENT INFORMATION

Information provided by parents/guardians of students may be made available to Commonwealth and State agencies in the process of the School meeting its legal responsibilities.

BOARDING HOUSE

All information you will need to know in relation to boarding at Trinity Grammar School can be found in the Boarding section of our website.

Our Boarding Brochure is downloadable at the top right of this page.

More information can be found in the Trinity Grammar School Handbook also downloadable at right.

ENGLISH COMPETENCY

Trinity Grammar School ensures that international students are properly prepared for an English-speaking environment, and that they are supported in Australia. Intending international students need to:

> complete an English test at a suitable standard. Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) 70% or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band 5 for boys in Year 7 to 10 and 5.5 for boys in Years 11 and 12 would be regarded as sufficient competence, but the School requires assessment of all applicants and reserves the right to refuse an application if the student’s competence in English is not appropriate for the School’s courses;

> provide copies of reports from their previous school for at least the last three years and intensive English courses they may have undertaken. If applicable, copies of the Australian  National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy  NAPLAN results need to be provided.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

The School’s, English as a second language (ESL) programme endeavours to assist all non-English speaking background (NESB) students to access the curriculum. ESL support is closely linked to the pastoral care of students. They are encouraged to talk about their backgrounds, family and origins. Their different backgrounds are seen as strengths, not weaknesses. The ESL programme provides the opportunity for boys to receive encouragement, support and praise as they extend their control of language. Through a variety of modes of delivery, the Programme aims to be collaborative and inclusive.

PROOF OF AGE

All students applying to enrol at Trinity must provide certified evidence of their date of birth.

PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES   

Fees mean all tuition and boarding fees, levies and other amounts which are payable to the School.
The School Council directs that all tuition and boarding fees will be charged annually at the beginning of each year and are to be paid in:

> one payment at the start of the year; or

> equal weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly payments provided the instalment amounts will clear the fees owing by the end of that calendar year.

Unless an appropriate payment plan in accordance with the above has been commenced, a student’s enrolment may be discontinued. Ancillary fees, levies, charges and other amounts that become payable to the School will be charged quarterly (in arrears) with payment due within 21 days from the date of the Statement of Account.

Full fee paying overseas students only – a supplement is also payable by full fee paying overseas students.

An administration fee of $50 will apply to fees where an instalment arrangement is in default and the School has cause to issue a notice concerning the outstanding fees.

A discount is allowed for brothers who attend the School at the same time at the following scale:

> First son | Full fees
> Second son | 5% discount
> Third and subsequent sons | 15% discount

All Building Fund donations are voluntary and, under sub-division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, allowable deductions for income tax purposes.

REFUND POLICY

A full term’s notice, in writing and addressed to the Head Master, is required of intention to withdraw a boy from the School, or of intention to change a boy from boarder to day boy.   A full term’s fee is charged for withdrawal without such notice.

If the School does not commence or ceases to provide a particular course of study before its completion, any monies paid in advance for the course will be refunded.

OVERSEAS STUDENTS

EDUCATION SERVICES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS FRAMEWORK

Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for Overseas Students. These laws are known as the Education Services For Overseas Students Framework (ESOS Framework) and include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code. For full details including the rights of Overseas Students, please click here >

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

All Overseas Students at Trinity that are enrolled as boarders are expected to remain as boarders for the duration of their time at Trinity as the School’s allocation of places depends on this. A change in boarding status is entirely at the discretion of the School. Overseas students are enrolled in Trinity if their parents are living in Australia and their sons are able to live with them or if they live with a host who is approved by the School. Those not living with their parents will also have to have a guardian who is approved by the School.

If there is a change with the living arrangements, the School must be informed immediately who will inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

GUARDIAN

All Overseas Students not living with their parents must have an English speaking guardian who lives in Australia and is over the age of 21.

HEALTH COVER

Full Fee Paying Overseas Students are not covered by the Australian health system and will need to have private health cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.
All other international students should check to ensure that they have adequate health cover to meet their needs.

TRANSFERS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF COMMENCEMENT OF ENROLMENT

Visa conditions for Overseas Students restrict the transfer of Overseas Students from one Australian school to another for the first six months when an Overseas Student enrols in an Australian School. Under exceptional circumstances, the School may allow a transfer in the first six months of an Overseas Student’s enrolment. Students will need to apply to the Head Master and state the reasons for why a transfer is being requested. If a transfer is granted, the School will inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

TRANSFERS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATION ARRANGMENTS

The School will inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of a transfer of an Overseas Student to another school or a change in the accommodation arrangements for an Overseas Student.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Students have the right to appeal decisions made by the School under the School’s Grievance Procedures.

APPEALS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT

The process for making an appeal relating to an assessment tasks is found in the School’s Assessment Policy.

THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS OMBUDSMAN

The Overseas Students Ombudsman provides Overseas Students with a free and independent external complaints process. For details of these services, please click here.

STUDENTS AT RISK OF NOT MEETING SATISFACTORY COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The School will implement intervention strategies for any student at risk of not meeting satisfactory course progress requirements. At a minimum, the intervention strategy will be activated where the student has failed or is deemed not competent in 50% or more of the units attempted in any study period e.g. the student has failed 3 out of 6 subjects in a semester.

Where a student has been assessed as not achieving satisfactory course progress, the School will notify the parents and student in writing of its intention to report the student to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for not achieving satisfactory course progress. The written notice will inform the parents of the process to appeal this decision under the School’s Grievance Procedures and that the student has 20 working days in which to do so.

ATTENDANCE

The School’s attendance requirements are outlined in the School’s Handbook. For Overseas Students to meet their visa requirements they must attend at least 80% of the school days in each term of their enrolment. The School will monitor attendance and will inform any student who fails to comply with the School’s and visa requirements as well as informing them of the School’s intention to inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The students will have 20 days to use the School’s Grievance Procedures to appeal the School’s decision to inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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