The Intensive English Centre caters for the needs of students aged between 12 and 16 years, who have recently arrived in Western Australia from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Approximately 30-40 different nationalities and languages are represented at the IEC at any one time. The student body is comprised of migrants, refugees, international fee paying students and short term fee paying students.
The IEC prepares students to achieve the required standards in English in order to enter mainstream Australian High Schools. After graduating from the IEC, further support is provided in mainstream classes until the students are able to participate independently.
Whilst the focus for the IEC is the English language needs of newly arrived students, we also provide a transition point for students and parents who are adapting to a new culture. Small classes, expert staff and culturally sensitive pastoral care are features of our centre.