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Secondary Schooling Graduate Programs

 

 

 

 

In the Education Queensland International Program international students are fully integrated with Australian students. They attend mainstream classes and are expected to complete all classwork, assignments, presentations and assessments. This program involves students from overseas totally immersing themselves in the Australian Education system.

Senior students study towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) by the Queensland Studies Authority. The subject selection includes:

Accounting

Ancient History

Biology

Chemistry

Visual Art

Earth Science

Dance

Drama

Senior Physical Education

Economics

English

Film, Television and New Media

Geography

Legal Studies

Information Technology Systems

Graphics

Modern History

Music

Mathematics A

Mathematics B

Mathematics C

Physics

Science 21

Business Commutation and Technologies

Students who complete a full academic program of all semesters of study will be eligible for an Overall Position (OP). This tertiary entrance score is used for entrance to Australian Universities and is internationally recognised.

In the Junior Program, International students in Years 8, 9 and 10 will study core subjects through the new Australian curriculum. Their core program of study will include:

English

Mathematics

Science

History (and Geography)

HPE

The Arts (Music, Visual Art, Drama)

As well as a choice from a large array of technology and elective subjects

Through Years 8, 9 and 10, some choices of subjects are offered allowing students to begin pathway planning for senior subjects and tertiary opportunities.

Study Abroad Programs

International students can attend Mt Gravatt for between three and twelve months for full study. Students select from the full range of subjects available and study with Australian students in mainstream classes.

The aim of this program is to gain further English proficiency and experience another culture. At the conclusion of their studies a report is issued, detailing subjects studied and grades.

To enrol in either of these programs please visit the Education Queensland International website.

Special Programs

  • Griffith University’s Excellence Expo Competition, which includes extension activities using outside mentors
  • Public speaking competitions (Rostrum Voice of Youth, Legacy Plain English Competition and Apex)
  • High School Public Speaking Competition and Advanced Mathematics programs run through Canberra University
  • Future Problem Solving program (through Deakin University)
  • Debating competitions run by the Queensland Debating Union
  • “The School I’d Like” (Year 8 English Extension)
  • “Evening of Eminence” (Year 9)

International highlights

Academics

A large percentage of International students enrolled at Mt Gravatt State High School have experienced academic success as well as growing in maturity and self-confidence. Last year’s achievements include:

  • 12% of Year 12 students achieved OP 1-5, 78% received OP 1-15
  • 90% of students received the QCE qualification
  • 100% of Mt Gravatt students who applied for a tertiary course received an offer!
 
 

Extra-curricular Activities

At Mt Gravatt we encourage all International students to engage in the many events and extra-curricular activities that take place throughout the school year including:

  • Musical and dramatic performances
 
  •  Sporting events
 
 
  • Subject excursions
  • Competitions
  • Year level camps
 
  • Year level events including Year 12 formal and graduation ceremony
 
 

Our school also recognizes their overseas students by delivering additional excursions to:

  • Lone Pine Zoo, where children can get close to some of our native animals, including kangaroos and koalas

 
  • The Royal Exhibition Show (Ekka) highlighting many Australian food, exports, animals and typical Australian past-times
 
  •  Chinese New Year celebrations
 
  • International student camp

  • Special graduation ceremony for Year 12 International students

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Last reviewed 25 August 2020
Last updated 25 August 2020