Brighton Grammar School, established in 1882, is a midsized Anglican, independent school for boys, located just 15 minutes south of the centre of Melbourne. The school has easy access via public transport to the city, surrounding suburbs and Melbourne airport. The campus is situated on large, landscaped grounds and has many outstanding academic, sports and specialist learning facilities.
Brighton Grammar School is a registered provider (No. 00132K) on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). We enrol full fee paying students who enter the country to study on a student visa.
For many years Brighton Grammar has attracted boys from many different nations, religions and cultures including Europe, the United States and Asian countries particularly China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and India.
These boys come to our School because the School is widely regarded in specialising in boys’ education and achieving strong academic results. As Bayside Melbourne, where the School is located, is very popular with ex-pats, many of our overseas boys live in Melbourne with their family.
Other boys, normally from age 15 years onwards, are studying here, away from their family. We believe these boys add great richness to our school and need special care and attention. We have a very experienced International Student Liaison Officer, Mrs Maggie Lynch, and an Administrator to assist students in their transition, and then to provide ongoing support during their years at the School.
Students are not permitted to live independently or without adult supervision and if a student does not travel to Australia with his family then the student is placed with Homestay families by AHN, (Australian Homestay Network). Further information on this can be accessed via the internet - www.homestaynetwork.org. These Homestay families are monitored and regular visits to these are made throughout the year. The home-stay experience gives each boy the opportunity to develop an understanding of day to day life in an Australian home.
All international students, regardless of age, must have a local guardian. Students in Year Levels below Year 9 must live with a parent. Brighton Grammar School has engaged ISA Guardian & Welfare Services who will take responsibility of providing a Guardian for boys who are in Australia without their parents. Information on ISA can be accessed via the internet @ www.studentguardians.com.
The wellbeing and safety of the students is of the utmost importance and we have systems in place to make sure the students are supported; one of these systems is our Orientation program that will provide all the necessary information to help the boys settle into their new country, school and surroundings. The program is both age and culturally sensitive and will ensure that students adjust to study and life in Australia. This program will discuss the structure of the School, courses studied, expectations, learning goals and outcomes.
In addition, the boys are closely monitored by their Form Teacher and Head of House.
We require applicants to Senior School to complete an AEAS test of language proficiency before entering the school. Most students require a course of intensive English and we can recommend and organize an appropriate language school such as Melbourne Language Centre. Fees for these courses are met by parents. Ongoing ESL (English as a Second Language) support is available at both junior and senior schools.
The School enjoys a strong academic reputation with almost every boy successfully going on to his tertiary course of choice – many to the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Over many years we have been proud of the achievements of many of our overseas students – both academically and in Music.
Brighton Grammar is fortunate to have the support of a vibrant and large International Parent Support Group. This parent group is made up of parents from around the globe and primarily exists for social interaction and support. A new program has been established by the group to support boys from other non English speaking countries by inviting them to join their family for occasional meals and outings.
Click here to download application forms and our International Student Handbook which details enrolment procedures.
For further information, please contact Mrs Jo Hudson in the Admissions Office or www.immi.gov.au.