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International Programs


Modbury High School welcomes new international students and supports them to settle into their new accommodation with their Homestay families.

Modbury High School (South Australian Government School CRICOS Provider Number: 00018A) has a history of achievement in many fields including academic, band musicianship, sports and Pedal Prix. International students can expect the following:

  • a focus on academic excellence
  • a high quality Teaching and Learning within a rigorous and respectful learning environment
  • access to comprehensive National Curriculum enabling students to select a variety of pathways including academic and vocational. (For further information on subjects, please see the MHS Curriculum Handbook). (insert link here)
  • access to specialist teachers for the teaching of English/EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect)
  • a range of extra-curricular activities including sport with a  specialisation in basketball, Pedal Prix and leadership opportunities
  • excellent landscaped grounds and sporting facilities
  • access to ICT resources and facilities

The following personalised support services are available:

  • Educational and personal support with the International Programs Coordinator and school’s qualified student counsellors
  • Subject specific support
  • Individualised career and course counselling to optimise academic achievement
  • University and post-school study opportunities
  • Integration with local students and supportive home stay accommodation.

International Programs

Modbury High School offers the following international programs designed for overseas students:

High School Graduate Program

Students enrol in the High School Graduate Program in order to undertake and complete their senior studies and gain the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

High School Study Abroad Program

Students may choose a 1, 2, 3, or 4 term High School Study Abroad Program. Students are integrated into main stream classes in order for them to improve their English proficiency and experience life and education at school as well as in the wider community. Students can choose from academic or experiential programs according to their interests and learning needs.

Students live in local, school approved homestay accommodation following a stringent screening and selection process. This is organised by our International Programs Coordinator who ensures that the best quality care and well-being are provided at all times.

For further information and to help you enrol at Modbury High School, please visit the South Australian Government Schools program website.

2016 High school study abroad students


My name is Mateo. I was an exchange student from France, who attended Modbury High school during 4 months. My first goal here, was to improve my English level, my comprehension and my expression. I wanted to make some friendships, do some bonding to, maybe come back.

My experience in Modbury High school was very interesting, I made friends who helped me to improve my English. I learnt a lot of things, in English, about Australia. I did some special activities, a music camp, and work experience. I was able to do all these activities because the school provided me with all these benefits.

My school activities centred on my hobbies, sport, music. The school provided me a French horn from another school without any problems. I discovered some subjects like metalwork, nutrition, or hospitality, with teachers always there to help me, to introduce me to other students.

I did the exam of the first semester in EAL and Chemistry, which was quite funny because I didn’t have a calculator until 15 minutes before the test and I never did the lessons of Chemistry. I discovered some sports too. In PE we played cricket and netball. But the most famous sport here is the footy, which is a good sport.

What I enjoyed the most was the work experience, as a support for the French teacher, in a primary school. I had a very good feeling with the teachers. Just unforgettable.

In Modbury the teachers helped me to revise the basics, especially in English and Chemistry, my home group teacher helped me a lot to integrate into some activities of the school.

I achieved all my goals even if I would like to speak better English, but when I came, I couldn’t speak much English, now it’s easy for me. I thank everybody who helped me to improve my English.

Study Tours

Modbury High School also hosts Short Term Study Tour Groups usually for up to 14 days. This program includes English classes, experiential programs of mainstream lessons and excursions in and around Adelaide.

While here, students stay with Australian families to experience our lifestyle. Modbury High School manages its own homestay program for Study Tour students. Host families are carefully selected by our International Programs Coordinator to ensure student safety and wellbeing at all times.

Homestay accommodation close to the school is available with selected families. Host families provide packed lunches and drinks during the school week. Weekend activities are left to the discretion of the host families and may include family functions, trips, entertainment and shopping.


International Education students are able to attend camps and excursions provided by DECD approved tour operators. Students can avail themselves of tours to the Outback, Kangaroo Island and interstate. These tours are mostly held during school holidays. Information is given to students during their induction day at the commencement of their placement.


For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services

Department for Education

PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000  

Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655