Student Support and Testimonials
The international students at Mount Alexander College thrive in an environment that empowers students in their learning. All students are guided in their subject choice from over 100 electives. Their abilities and needs as well as their career goals are taken into account when selecting their subjects. The school aims to produce well-rounded young adults through the student-led program. The international students have a record of outstanding academic achievement at our school.
Counselling for Courses & Careers
All international students receive individual counselling when selecting courses. Students can choose from over 100 subjects. We have a dedicated careers and pathways team who work with each student to assist them in accessing the universities.
International students are encouraged to participate in all of the school events including school house activities, camps, excursions, sport, drama and other activities. Special events are organised, with their teachers, for the international students including lunches and dinners to celebrate significant dates in the calendar.
Multicultural Education Aides
International students are well supported by staff at Mount Alexander College. Bilingual staff provide extra support to those students who need to communicate at times in their first language. Interpreters are also available to assist with communication between the families and the school.
Reporting on progress
Reports are prepared on a six weekly basis and are published on an online system, Compass. Parents are able to access this at any time. Regular communication with the school is encouraged. The report will be translated twice a year (once per semester).
Onsite Doctor and Nurse
We have a doctor and nurse at the school for students only one day a week and students can access an onsite counsellor and/or psychologist if requested by the doctor.
“As an international student who graduated in 2022, I would say that MAC is a lovely school. For me, it is like a second home that I will never forget. I still remember the supports and encouragement I got from all my teachers during the stressful year 12, and the important idea of “ATAR does not define you”. MAC is never a school that only teaches students how to study, but cares about our mental health. Moreover, there are many cultural events organised by the school and our International Student Coordinator for every semester. Thus, I have a strong sense of belonging as an international student here.”
Zoe He, Dux of VCE 2022
Mount Alexander College is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see: www.study.vic.gov.au