[Study in Australia] Things to note when going to Australia to study junior high school
The new Australian visa policy has been3Month22The formal implementation on Japan, the most significant impact on Chinese students is that Chinese students will be able to apply for Australia7Courses of grade and above, that is, go to Australia to study junior high school after graduating from primary school.Before that, the Australian government required Chinese students to complete junior high school courses in China before applying for local10Courses above grade.
Some analysts believe that the main reason why Australia has liberalized the market for studying abroad in junior high schools for mainland Chinese students is firstly to deal with competition from the United States; secondly, considering long-term talent strategy and economic benefits. Many people believe that there are certain advantages for children to go to Australia to study in junior high schools. First of all, Australia has very strict management of international students and has introduced a special international student protection law; the cost is relatively not too high, especially in public schools; Moreover, Australia is close to China and there is no significant time difference, which is convenient for parents and children to communicate at any time.
Below we have sorted out some matters to be concerned about when going to Australia to study in junior high school, hoping to help those in need.
XNUMX. How to apply for junior high school?
The application threshold of Australian junior high school is basically the same as that of high school. Students are not required to provide language test scores abroad. International students need to participate for a period of time after admission.20Language courses around the week. If the student's IELTS score reaches5Above points, you can directly study the main course of junior high school. In terms of enrollment, the number of international students in public schools generally does not exceed10%
Experts remind that many famous schools7 ~ 10Grade students are already full, and Chinese students need to apply in advance to arrange admission. Therefore, parents who intend to send their children to Australia for junior high school should prepare early.
XNUMX. How to choose a junior high school?
Director of Northeast Asia, International Education Department, Ministry of Education and Community, New South Wales Government, AustraliaChris WenIt is believed that the criteria for choosing high school for students studying in Australia are completely different from the criteria for choosing junior high school. High school (11 ~ 12Grade) mainly depends on entering a higher education, including the annual rate of entering university and the number of students enrolled in prestigious universities. junior high school(7 ~ 10Grade) Because there is no pressure to enter a higher education, it mainly depends on the environment, the style of study and the special courses offered. Local middle schools will also set up "genius classes" to cultivate special talents, including the training of second foreign language skills, music skills, etc. It is recommended to choose schools with gifted and gifted classes.
XNUMX. How much does it cost to go to junior high school?
At present, the cost of studying in an Australian junior high school is similar to that of a high school.+Living expenses15Ten thousand yuan/Years, private secondary school about20Ten thousand yuan/year. When parents send their young children to study abroad, they should also6Middle school,3Undergraduate,1All the cost of studying abroad for a master's degree is included, so you can prepare funds in advance.
XNUMX. How to experience studying abroad in advance?
Study tours before studying abroad have become the first choice of many parents. Experts believe that for young international students, they can first experience overseas culture and real classroom methods through study tours and overseas summer courses, and then make objective and rational decisions.
Parent-child communication is very important when studying abroad at a young age. One parent can apply for accompanying study
Primary school graduates are weak in English foundation and self-care ability. The transition from domestic life to study abroad is often the most worrying issue. This requires parents to plan and prepare their children to adapt to the English environment in the early stage of their children’s study abroad.
Let's take a case. Mr. Liang is a teacher in a middle school in Shenzhen, and his child is currently in the first grade of a key middle school. The child took the initiative to express to his parents the idea of studying in Australia. After the New Deal came out, Mr. Liang also communicated with his children on this matter. The children expressed their wish to go abroad in junior high school, so they came to the study abroad agency for consultation. Mr. Liang asked his children in detail why they want to study in Australia, when do they want to go out, have they ever thought about the challenges of living independently abroad, how to face these challenges and many other issues. Mr. Liang also took a long time to take the initiative to learn about the curriculum of Australian secondary schools, local teaching materials, and the customs of various provinces. At present, children are working hard to learn English to lay a solid foundation for future study abroad.
If the parents are really not at ease, they can apply for a parental study visa. According to Australian government regulations,18Students who are under the age of studying in Australia can have one of their parents, or a guardian designated by their parents, hold a companion visa to accompany the applicant in Australia and take care of the applicant's life. Those holding a companion visa can study in Australia but cannot work. However, for some parents, the financial burden is relatively heavy.