International Students

Fountain Gate Secondary College is located in Narre Warren within the south east growth corridor of Melbourne. The College is close to a range of facilities including the Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping precinct, medical centres, sport and recreational venues. The area is well serviced by public transport, specifically buses and trains. Narre Warren is approximately 40 minutes from central Melbourne. In 2019 the College’s total enrolment was 1087, Year 7 – 12 students.

Fountain Gate Secondary College is committed to a providing our International Students an excellent comprehensive education in a secure, supportive and educationally challenging environment.

The College recognises and values cultural diversity with over 60 nationalities represented in our community.

All students are encouraged to develop and acquire skills to enable them operate successfully as global citizens. The College has Sister Schools in Germany, Malaysia and East Timor that provide opportunities for students to be immersed in different cultures and participate in student exchanges.

Fountain Gate Secondary College currently offers four senior VCE programs; Biomedical Science, Business/Commerce, Creative Arts and Art, Design & Technology. Each program consists of recommended and complementary studies that provide a clear direction and links to future pathways. The College has formed an Alliance with Gleneagles SC and Hallam Senior SC. Our International Students will have access to the widest range of VCE and vocational subjects in Victoria.

International students will be provided with intensive English language support through our English as an Additional Language program. Our Multicultural Aides assist students across all curriculum areas with the development of their English language skills. Students will be encouraged to undertake a study in their first language through the Victorian School of Languages.

The College offers a wide range of extra-curricula programs and encourages our International Students to participate and take advantage of these opportunities, this includes;

  • School Camps – Tasmania, Queensland, City Experience
  • Year 11 & 12 Study Camps
  • Performing Arts Events – Plays and performance nights
  • Instrumental Music
  • Dance Club
  • Outdoor Education – Ski Trips, Surfing
  • VCE Mentor Program
  • Leadership Program and Student Representative Council
  • Interschool Sport
  • Homework Club
  • Debating

The College has a well established Student Wellbeing Team to support International students settle into the community, this includes;

  • International Students Co-ordinator
  • Junior and Senior Well-Being Leaders
  • Sub School Leaders and Student Managers
  • Attendance Officers
  • Counsellors
  • Careers/Pathways Leader
  • Adolescent Health Nurse

Obligations and Entitlements

All students of Fountain Gate Secondary College are entitled to the following, which encompass our ‘Values’. It is the obligation of all students (inclusive of International Students) to maintain the integrity of Fountain Gate’s school values, the laws of Australia and to maintain respect to the learning environment. Specific to international students, there are additional protocols that must be adhered to; for example- Visa Conditions and Attendance. A list of international student specific policies, information booklets and DET guidelines can be found below.

For further information contact;

International Division DET

Tel: 61 3 9651 3700
Fax: 61 3 9651 3981

CRICOS Code (00861K)
Department of Education and Training

International Student Co-ordinator

Jacqui Binder
Tel: 61 3 8762 6839
Fax: 61 3 9796 7401

Sarah Tchantcho
Tel: 61 3 8762 6839
Fax: 61 3 9796 7401

College Principal

Mr. Pete Hanratty
Tel: 61 3 8762 6839
Fax: 61 3 9796 7401