INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
Norwood International High School has a proud tradition for academic excellence and provides a world-class learning experience within a supportive, culturally rich environment. The school has an International Student Program which is highly regarded both locally and globally. International students from all over the world are welcome and valued as important members of our school community, offering diversity in the curriculum, community and culture of the school.
International Students who study at Norwood International High School are supported by members of the Executive Leadership Team, the International Programs Leader, International Student Support Officer, Wellbeing Leaders, Learning Community Leaders and highly experienced, compassionate teaching staff, many of whom are bilingual.
Students live in Homestay Accommodation with homestay families who are organised and approved by the South Australian Government Schools International Education Services (IES) department and supported by the school.
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402 Fax: +618 8226 3655
CRICOS Provider Code: 00018A
International Student Leadership Committee & International Ambassadors
International students have the opportunity to join the International Student Leadership Committee, a student body who are responsible for representing our international student cohort. This committee is instrumental in strengthening student connection to school and supporting wellbeing through a range of initiatives.
Students can also nominate to be an International Student Ambassador which involves supporting the many international guests who visit our school. This may involve assisting with tours of our campus for Overseas Teachers and Educators, or being a buddy for our new International Students or Study Tour students.
INTERNATIONAL ENROLMENT PROCESS
For a placement as an international student at Norwood International High School, applications must be made to the Department for Education in South Australia. Please direct your initial enquiries to International Education Services (IES).
International Education Services
Department for Education GPO Box 1152 Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +61 8 8226 3402
Fax: +61 8 82263655
For further information, download a program brochure (available in a variety of languages).
NOTE: If you have a VISA other than a 500 (Student Study Visa), then you should make your enquiries directly to Norwood International High School.
Telephone: + 61 8 8365 0455 for Years 8-10 | + 61 8 8364 2299 for Years 11-12
High School Graduate Program
At Norwood International High School, overseas students studying the High School Graduate Program complete either the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) which prepares them for University and further education studies either in Adelaide, interstate or overseas. Students can choose from an extensive range of subjects that cater for individual interests, specialised learning and future focussed careers. More information about our subjects can be found using our Online Curriculum Guide.
Norwood International High School offers enrolments into the Graduate Program at Years 10 & 11. Students may need to complete a semester in the Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC), which is available at our school, prior to entering the High School Graduate Program.
Click here for further information about the High School Graduate Program- https://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/en/students/high-school-student/high-school-graduate-program/
The ISEC Program at Norwood International High School is offered to students transitioning to years 10 or 11 who need to develop their English language proficiency before they enter the High School Graduate Program.
The ISEC program at Norwood International High School has a focus on developing the student’s English to better prepare them for transition into mainstream classes. It is also designed to provide knowledge of the Australian environment and society and to familiarise international students with schooling in Australia.
Click here for further information about the Intensive Secondary English Course.
Overseas students may join our High School Study Abroad program for periods from three months to one year and can study subjects that may not be offered in their own school. Students learn about Australian culture, improve their English and integrate with local students.
For information about subjects offered at Norwood International High School, please go to the school’s Curriculum Guide and research courses that you may be interested in studying.
Norwood International High School hosts short term visits of one to two weeks for groups of students from overseas schools. Programs are tailored for each group and usually involve English lessons, cultural excursions, a school experience program and subjects such as Art, Food and Hospitality, STEM and Physical Education.
Japanese schools currently involved in our Study Tour program include Hosei University Junior High School in March each year, Koishikawa Secondary Education School in August each year and Ritsumeikan Junior High School in November each year. We also host study tours from China and Thailand on occasions.
Students are preferably hosted by families within the school and the local community. Homestay families are required to provide accommodation and meals, transport their study tour student to and from the school each day, and provide packed lunches and snacks during the school week.
The school manages its own homestay program for these Study Tours. It is now a legal requirement that a staff member from our International Programs visits your home to check suitability for having a student. Every person over the age of 18 living in your household will need to have a current Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Child Related Employment screening check or undertake a Working With Children Check completed. The school will arrange this screening and cover any costs involved. At the home visit, more detailed information about the Study Tour will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Families who would like more information about becoming a Homestay Family should contact the school on telephone 8364 2299 or email: email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can submit your application online using the link below, or offline by downloading the Homestay Application Form and returning it to the school.
SISTER SCHOOL TRIPS
Students at Norwood International High School are encouraged to participate in overseas group tours and individual student exchanges. Such opportunities allow them to improve their linguistic proficiency in the language they are studying, enrich their international and intercultural knowledge and perspectives, and develop their leadership skills, self-confidence, independence and personal growth.
Sister School Student Group Trips – Japan, Italy, Germany
Sister School and Student Exchanges – Japan, Italy, Exchange organisations
Educational, Cultural and Historical Study Tours – G’day Space Tour USA
Enriching Humanity Tours – World Challenge Expedition, Global Summits in Japan, Hawaii, NIHS
The school aims to have sister school collaborations for each of the five languages it offers in the curriculum.
Takahashi Sister School Exchange
The Takahashi Sister School exchange was established in 1991 and has been a very successful long-standing exchange between the two schools.
Every ‘even’ year, Takahashi High School students and staff from Japan visit NIHS, and every ‘odd’ year, students and staff from Norwood International High School visit Takahashi.
The Takahashi Sister School trip occurs during the Term 3 holidays and involves approximately 7 days at Takahashi High School living with a host family, and a 7-day cultural tour of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo.
Families of students who wish to participate in the reciprocal trip to Japan are encouraged to host a Takahashi student the year before or after their participation or support the school’s International Programs in some way.
Each year there is an opportunity for two students from Takahashi and Norwood International High School to undertake a long term exchange of 2 to 3 months. Further information and Application Forms are available from the teachers of Japanese or the International Programs staff.
Convitto Nazionale Umberto No 1 School
The Italy Sister School exchange was established in 2015.
The sister school agreement indicates that every ‘even’ year, Convitto Nazionale Umberto No 1 School students and staff from Italy visit Norwood International High School, and every ‘odd’ year, students and staff from Norwood International High School visit Convitto Nazionale Umberto No 1 School.
The Italy Sister School trip occurs at the end of Term 3 and the Term 3 holidays and involves approximately 12 days at Convitto Nazionale Umberto No 1 School living with a host family, and a 7-day cultural tour of Italy including such cities as Rome, Naples and Florence.
Families of students who wish to participate in the reciprocal trip to Italy are encouraged to host a student from Italy or one of our other sister schools, the year before or after their participation or support the school’s International Programs in some way.
Long term student exchanges between Convitto Nazionale Umberto No 1 School and Norwood International High School are currently being negotiated.
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As an internationally accredited school (from both the Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organisation), Norwood International High School is committed to providing opportunities for students to develop as active global citizens, empowering them to make a difference in this changing world.
As part of our commitment to internationalism, Norwood International High School hosted the first Global Summit of its kind in South Australia in 2019 with the theme “Enriching Humanity through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.
During this 5-day event students were supported to develop a deeper understanding of the United Nations Global Goals by working in culturally mixed teams (with other passionate students from around the world) to explore possible local and global solutions. This rich learning program featured keynote speakers, interactive workshops, opportunities for sharing cultures and local cultural excursions.
Approximately 60 students and 20 staff from 12 schools from around the world participated in this exciting venture with students from Norwood International High School. The visiting schools were from Brazil, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, China, Vietnam, Hawai’i, New Zealand, and Queensland.