The Whitefriars International Student Program is built on providing international students from across the globe with the best possible learning experience to enhance their learning capacity and extend student potential, underpinned by exceptional pastoral care and wellbeing support in a safe and nurturing environment.
International students start with an on-campus orientation program, then either enter our Bridging Intensive English Program or enter straight into mainstream classes, and are provided with every opportunity to succeed academically whilst being supported with integration into the wider school community by a Wellbeing Program across all year levels.
International students are supported 24/7 and access an all-inclusive curriculum that enhances development of a wide range of talents and skills, while participating in an extensive array of extra-curricular activities.
The school has a strong STEM program designed to extend student learning across an array of subjects, supported by a whole school notebook program. Students have a wide variety of subjects to choose from, study in small classes, and will be supported by course advisors when choosing their University pathways.
At Whitefriars we recognise that relationships are the key to continued success. Boys at Whitefriars are a part of a highly supportive community in which they develop a real sense of belonging and as this feeling increases, so does their sense of wellbeing, and with it, their chance of academic success. The development of these quality relationships amongst students through the Vertical Pastoral Care structure, and between students and their teachers, is of paramount importance in the education of young men. This forms the cornerstone of who we are and what we do.
“Belief in self is not enough, for no man is an island.
To become who you are meant to be, you must believe in a coherent and worthwhile set of values, and value those who teach you the certainty that you belong.”Mr Colin MacDonald – Solutions Specialist, Pronto Software Ltd (Class of 1979)