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A school with a truly international outlook

Our students regularly participate in exchanges, tours and community service programs around the world, with many international students undertaking their educational journey here at Westminster. 

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Round Square

In line with our international focus, we are a proud member of Round Square. This is a worldwide association of around 100 schools that share a common commitment to personality development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure, and global understanding. 

As a Round Square school, we embrace the six IDEALS pillars:

  • Internationalism
  • Democracy
  • Environment
  • Adventure
  • Leadership
  • Service

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Exchanges are a part of the Internationalism pillar of Round Square, occurring at two levels: regional and international. 

Regional exchanges usually occur in Year 8 as a two-week, reciprocal engagement with other Round Square schools in the Australasian and East Asia region.

International exchanges usually occur in Year 10; however, they can also be conducted towards the end of Year 9 if appropriate. They vary in length from four weeks to a full term, depending on the individual circumstances. These arrangements are reciprocal, negotiated with the selected host school. No additional tuition fees are required, and students travel on a tourist visa with specific plans made by their families. The exchanges can be undertaken at any time in the year, although it is advisable to look at a 12-month preparation window.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme presents to young people, a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

Read more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme


Westminster is inclusive and welcoming, with a strong sense of collegiality amongst staff who get to work with talented students every day.