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Welcome to Northcote High School’s International Student Program


Chào mừng đến với chương trình học sinh quốc tế của trường trung học Northcote

As one of the first schools accredited by the Department of Education to take international students, Northcote High School has successfully developed a comprehensive program to provide opportunities for students to improve their English language skills, prepare for university entrance, improve career opportunities and share the richness of their own culture.

Our international students are from all over the world, including China, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Laos, Taiwan, Iran, Burma, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Northcote High School offers an intensive English Language course over 20 weeks in Semester one and two, to students who need this intensive training to prepare for enrolment into the mainstream cohort at the school.

We are proud of our international students’ accomplishments and achievements, as well as the connections and support we offer them. See international student alumni to find out more about the success of our international students.

Local environment

Northcote High School is situated at the southern end of the City of Darebin, on St Georges RoadNorthcote. A tram service operates from the front of the school and the train station is a five-minute walk away. The location of the school is a drawcard for many families considering enrolment.

Northcote is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 6 kilometres northeast of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is a suburb with a village vibe, where older Greek and Italian residents live alongside artists, musicians and young families.

It’s a hub for live music, with regular shows at local venues including the Northcote Social Club and the intimate Uniting Church. Innovative eateries and bars, plus shops selling designer goods, line High Street and spread into neighbouring Thornbury. The Westgarth Cinema screens movies in art deco surrounds.

Northcote also offers a wide variety of recreation facilities and sports clubs for residents and visitors to enjoy, catering to all interests.

Strong support for international students

We have a strong focus on developing agency and leadership in our students to prepare them for success in the next stage of their learning journey beyond Northcote High School.

Our International Student Program is well integrated into the broader school community and provides strong support and guidance. Our teachers are committed professionals who are experienced, enthusiastic, caring and supportive, aiming to be positive role models for students in lifelong learning.

Students participate in an intensive English as a Second Language (EAL) program and we also offer after-school tutorials for specific subjects ensuring all students progress in their learning.


Rich co-curricular activities

Our school provides comprehensive academic subjects and rich co-curricular activities to develop well-rounded and socially skilled students.

These activities include our school production, debating, art and STEM clubs, public speaking competitions, community sports clubs, music, school sports, extra tutorial classes, camps, youth forums, community engagement, as well as interstate and international tours when travel restrictions allow.


How to enrol

For information on how to apply as an international student at Northcote High School, see Enrol international student.

International Student Program Brochure 2024

Contact our office

For more information about international students at Northcote High School, contact:

International Student Office,, or

Global Education Program Director, Jocelyn Hill,

Northcote High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K0). For further information refer to

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