Tintern Grammar

CRICOS Code: 00348E


  • Co-Education


  • Homestay


  • Scholarship


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Our Support Network

International Student Coordinator

The International Student Coordinator (ISC) provides support for the welfare and wellbeing of all international students at Tintern Grammar. The ISC has excellent cross-cultural communications skills to help international students make a smooth adjustment to their new environment and provides new student orientation as well as one-on-one consultation.

The ISC works closely with students, families, homestay providers and caregiving support personnel to ensure all appropriate support services are in place and the student’s academic performance is progressing.

Tintern also offers further support for International students including Chinese Homework Club, English as an Additional Language (EAL) support and Maths Homework Club.

The ISC works together with the comprehensive Tintern Pastoral staff network, including Heads of Colleges, Year Level Coordinators, Pastoral Mentors, subject teachers, Head of Learning Enhancement, Director of Studies, Head of Careers, IB and VCE Coordinator, Director of Student Welfare Services and the Chaplain, to ensure our International students thrive at Tintern Grammar.


Support and Care

An international full fee student can live with a parent living in Australia on a Guardian visa. If this is not possible, parents can nominate a genuine close, blood relative over the age of 25 living in Australia who is approved by the department of Home Affairs to care for the student.

A student who is not living with their parent/s is required to have an approved arrangement with Tintern Grammar in relation to matters including accommodation and caregiving support for the duration of their study at Tintern Grammar, regardless of age. The School will issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare form (CAAW) in this case.

In the absence of a parent or close family relative, all International Students are required to engage our approved agencies that will assist with Homestay and Student Support Services. The Principal or his delegate is responsible for the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare. This requirement is non-negotiable and the families must engage with these agencies and ensure that arrangements are in place prior to commencement.


Student Support

The School has arrangements in place with the following student support services:

International Student Alliance
(ISA Student Advocates)
Suite 20/Level 1 – 108 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Phone: +61 (0)3 9663 2887
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.studentguardians.com

Melbourne Students Services Centre
Suite 602, 2 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Vic
Phone: +61 3 96209918
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mmec.com.au

The School also partners with Overseas Student Alliance (ISA) and Melbourne Migration & Education Center Pty Ltd (MMEC) to provide support services to overseas students at Tintern Grammar. This includes a bi-lingual local support person to each student. The role of the local support person is to provide local orientation to the student on arrival and assist in the preparation of commencement at the School.

Ongoing practical support and guidance for the student is also provided as well as regular communication with the student’s family. The support person will provide support including, arranging medical appointments, ensuring the student is participating fully in the School’s academic and co-curricular programs, notifying the School of any absences, attending School functions including parent/teacher interviews and meetings with School staff.

In addition, the local support person communicates regularly with parents on the student’s academic progress, ensuring reports are translated and are available to discuss any area of their child/s welfare.

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