Teaching & Learning

John Paul International College offers all students of non-English speaking backgrounds, aged from 9 to 12 years, an intensive program which is unique in Australia.

Our highly qualified teachers are experienced in handling students of all cultures. 

Course Structure and Articulation

  • 10 weeks English including English for Mathematics, Science, Technology
      • mid-term and end of term test
  • Holiday break
  • 10 weeks English including English for Mathematics, Science, Technology and Social Education
      • mid-term and end of term test
  • Graduation into either grades 4, 5 or 6

The preparation program will help students make the transition to Primary School at John Paul College.  Confidence will be enhanced as success is achieved in developing the essential learning skills that prepare students to become independent thinkers and full participants in mainstream classes.

Orientation to the local community and to life in Australia is an integral part of the program.

This course has been popular with parents who have the opportunity to accompany their child for the duration of their studies in Australia on the Guardian Visa program.