Balwyn High School is a large multicultural, co-educational, public secondary school of about 2000 students. Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the school was established in 1954 and the International Student Program began in 1996. We aim to select quality students from China, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc. Balwyn High School has easy access to both tram and bus services.
A Well-Rounded Education
Over a long period of time, the Balwyn High School community has established a code of behaviour based on respect for the rights and dignity of others. The school prides itself on being a learning community, encouraging a strong work ethic that values achievement, maximises the potential of each student and requires a high standard of personal conduct. While the focus of our curriculum is academic, the aim is to provide a well-rounded, balanced education that encourages individual development and exposes students to a broad range of experiences and situations. The school prepares students for a lifetime of learning.
Quality staff and excellent academic achievement
The highly qualified and experienced staff of the school provide international students with a diverse curriculum and a challenging educational program which leads to consistently outstanding VCE results.
In 2016 University Entry, 44% of total of 30 international students had an ATAR score of 95. The median score is 93.48. 4 students won University scholarship.
Every year, a number of international students are awarded prizes from the school and from state-wide competitions.
Vast Array of Co-curricular Activities
As well the achievement of excellent academic results, the school community encourages international students participation in the school’s wide range of co-curricular activities.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
International Students’ Program has enriched the culture of our school community by celebrating important aspects of our students’ home country culture such as Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival.
Performing at Aged Care
Celebrating Lunar New Year
340 Seat Theatre
O/S students have hot lunch facilities
Large Sport Centre
Careful Selection of Homestay
Balwyn High School chooses only the best homestay providers to ensure international students’ welfare and the school maintains regular communication with overseas parents.
Our International students can receive support and assistance from:
Principal, Assistant Principal and School Captains
Safety Presentation to International Students by Fire Fighters
Balwyn High School carefully administers its International Student Programme. Parents must sign conditional agreement (see below) before acceptance by the Balwyn High School.