Photo caption: The 2016 Mission at Notre Dame University
Heads of leading international schools across South Asia are visiting Perth, Brisbane and Darwin in Australia in May 2017 as part of the International High Schools Mission to Australia.
Organised by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government and co-hosted by Study Perth, Study Queensland & Study NT, a 15 member schools delegation from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh comprising of Directors, Principals and Heads of International Baccalaureate Organisations (IBO) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) accredited international schools are visiting Australia.
The participants will enjoy a first-hand perspective of Australian Universities and the Australian Education System. The Mission will provide an opportunity for international schools in South Asia to
- Establish relationships with Australian universities to explore study programs i.e. summer/winter schools with Australian Universities
- Explore opportunities for incorporation of Australian teaching methodologies and curriculum in international schools in South Asia
- Learn about emerging career options and the contemporary educational programs offered in Australia
Speaking about the mission, Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner – South Asia, Australian Trade & Investment Commission said, “Australia is home to leading educational institutions with 7 Australian universities listed amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We have close to 100’000 students from South Asia now studying in Australia, and would love to see more students from South Asia enjoy study in Australia in courses where Australia is a world leader including educational programmes in archaeology, earth & marine sciences, mineral & mining engineering, environmental sciences, sports sciences, nursing, pharmacy & pharmacology and veterinary science. Australia is also a significant international education destination for emerging or future careers in areas ranging from technology, digital, robotics, media & entertainment, scientific research, health, and future materials. These programmes will provide students from South Asia the foundation for a global career in areas of future employment growth”.
“This mission will expose international schools in South Asia to emerging career options in Australia. We also hope that the visit will lead to increased partnerships between Australian Universities and schools in South Asia leading to: exchange programmes; incorporation of Australian curriculum in schools in South Asia; and Australian education best practices being adopted in South Asia to complement existing local approaches”, said Leonie Muldoon.
The delegation will visit The University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Taylor’s College, The University of Notre Dame, Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University and Charles Darwin University.
Participants in the mission include: Suncity International School, Gurgaon; Kothari International School, Noida; Anand Niketan School, Ahmedabad; Cambridge International School, Jalandhar; Kalorex Group/ DPS Bopal, Ahmedabad; Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur; Sunshine Grammar School & College, Dhaka; Scholastica Senior Campus, Dhaka; Australian International School, Dhaka; International Turkish Hope School, Dhaka; Sydney International School, Dhaka; Beaconhouse School System, Pakistan; Kandy Gateway College, Sri Lanka; Negombo Gateway College, Sri Lanka and Colombo Gateway College, Sri Lanka.
Here are a few glimpses from the 2016 Mission:
Mission at Murdoch University, Perth
Mission at University of Queensland
Mission at University of Western Australia
Mission at QUT Moot Court Facility
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Source – Australian Trade & Investment Commission