Pre-arrival Information

About Adelaide

Congratulations on choosing Adelaide, one of the world’s most liveable cities. You will have an amazing experience as a student in Adelaide. For more information about the city and your life as an international student, please visit the Study Adelaide website.

Your rights and obligations of being an International student

St John’s Grammar School is a registered school provider that offers education services to overseas students. To provide education services to international students the School must comply with rules and regulations required by Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia.

The Legislative Framework incorporates the:

ESOS Act 2000

Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2019

The National Code 2018

Tuition Protection Services (TPS)

Departure and arrival

Please download the pre-departure handbook to assist you with general information, packing your luggage and in-flight information.

Upon request, our school bus will take you from the airport to your accommodation. For more information, please contact

When returning home during the school holidays, our Boarding House or host families will assist students with transportation to the airport.

International Orientation

Please visit our Getting Started page for all you need to know as a new student.

All new students attend an orientation session the day before the school term starts. At orientation, you will get all the information you need to start your new term, this includes

  • Uniform fitting
  • Receiving stationary packs and pre-purchased computer
  • Learning about the school and daily routine
  • How to use school platform for learning and communication
  • Meeting the teachers
  • Confirming your subjects
  • Local walk and campus tour

New Students Information

NAE is a course that is designed to assist students in the first six months in Australia to adapt to their new environment. Students in this course are given the chance to learn more about the Australian way of living and learning.

New International Student Support

A dedicated team of staff who speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English are there to answer your questions. We also have our own webpage and internal meetings to provide more information relevant to our international students.

Our International Student Captains are also good source of information how to make local friends, how to overcome homesick, or how to adjust culture shock. They also organise lunch time activities for all our students to mingle and make friends.

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