International Student Program

International Students Program

Cronulla High School welcomes International Students and Exchange Students to study in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our teachers are committed and determined to provide every student with a good learning environment and any assistance in helping the students pursue and fulfil their academic and personal achievements.

Our International Student Co-ordinator organises support for our student after they have enrolled at Cronulla High School. They organise a “buddy” to help students settle into a new learning environment and contacts parents and guardians regularly to support student’s new life in Australia. Students’ attendance, academic performance and welfare are regularly monitored to ensure that they can achieve well.
For more information, including how to gain a placement (enrolment) at Cronulla High School, please contact the International Student Centre.

isc@det.nsw.edu.au
http://www.detinternational.nsw.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Name: NSW Department of Education and Communities. Provider Code: 00588M

Martina Vignando - Year 11 -12 Italy 2013 – 2014
This year at Cronulla high school has been the best year of my life so far. On the first day of school I was very nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen but, in the end, I found it very easy to fit in and this is because of the availability and kindness of all my teachers and friends who made me feel part of their group straight away.

School here is very different to my school in Italy and I’ve noticed it as soon as I came. The number of subjects available to be chosen is huge and they also cover different fields so that everyone can feel satisfied with what they choose. My electives are Ancient History, Visual Arts, Mathematics and Biology. Teachers are really good and they are always willing to help me when I need it and also, in year 12 they spend a lot of time giving advice and helping the students with their HSC to make sure they do the best they can. When I first came they all tried to make me feel part of the class by telling jokes or asking me questions about my country.

During this year I had a lot of fun experiences that I’m not able to have in Italy. The ones that I enjoyed the best are the school camp where I had the chance to try different sports that I had never tried before, muck up day and also the swimming carnival.

I’ve also had the chance to visit places like the blue mountains and Canberra with my family. They are really nice and I’ve only taken few weeks to feel totally part of the family.
I’ve spent a lot of weekends in the city with friends, visiting it and shopping and I fell in love with it. I know that If I hadn’t chosen CHS I would have had a completely different experience to the one I’m having and I’m really glad I didn’t. This year has been fun, hard, amazing and life changing. I feel I’ve grown a lot and It’s also because of the people I’ve met at school and outside. Thank you all!