Student Services

The International Student Coordinator oversees the international students program and supports all international students at school. Ruifang Huang understands the concern of parents and the special needs of international students living away from home in a different cultural setting. She provides various events to encourage international students to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. Her language ability helps parents, students, and staff communicate without a language barrier.

Key Points of the International Students Program

  • WESTBridge Program: Newly-arrived international students attend the WESTBridge Program to prepare for a successful transition to mainstream classes with a specialist ESL teacher.
  • Orientation Program: New students who are not from the WESTBridge Program attend a five day orientation program prior to commencing at Westminster. The program is designed to help new international students settle quickly and make the most of many opportunities that exist at school. At the conclusion of the Orientation Program, students will know their subjects, teachers, facilities and classrooms, and where they can get help when they are not sure about anything at school.
  • Overseas Parents Meeting: The International Student Coordinator holds the Overseas Parent Meeting every year in major cities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. This is the great opportunity for parents to find out how their child develops learning and interpersonal skills, both on and off campus.
  • English as a Second Language Support Program: ESL teachers understand that international students put enormous effort into developing their communication skills in English. We offer ESL classes as a part of our normal curriculum and international students receive individual academic support from the ESL teacher across the curriculum. 
  • Outstanding Pastoral Care through our House System: Students are assigned to a House, and are matched with a Tutor. The teacher in charge of a House knows about many aspects of every student in their House. Students and a Head of House will have regular meetings to discuss school life, educational goals, happiness, and other more routine and social issues.
  • Leadership Program: Students are encouraged to develop leadership qualities in all areas of their life. We encourage independence in preparation for their schooling and their future. There are many opportunities for leadership: Sport, Performing Arts, International experiences, Tours, Community Services, School Leadership positions in all year levels, House System, and the Captain of International Students.
  • Career Counselling: Westminster School provides career education, work experience, and advice on subject selection and university entrance.
  • Other services: Reception on arrival in Adelaide, Overseas Student Health Cover, Homestay Accommodation, Visa advice and so on.