Sheldon College has limited spaces for overseas students to study in Australia within our Middle College or Senior College. The program allows international students to experience first-hand the culture, language and style of learning within an Australian school.

Students actively engage and are immersed in all activities within daily life as a Sheldon College student and are encouraged to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.

Entry requirements include: Minimum age of 10 years; above average results from their school in their own country; and a level of English that will enable them to participate successfully in mainstream classes.

Curriculum Offerings

Middle College

The Middle College caters for students from Years 5 to 8. The Middle College at Sheldon College is a unique concept in that it has been established specifically to be more developmentally responsive to the needs of early adolescents. It is critical at this level of schooling that the links between learning experiences at school and the skills required for future life as learners and citizens be forged. Students in the Middle College are taught by specialist teachers for each of the 8 Key Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum. Primary and Secondary teachers work collaboratively to provide quality learning experiences that address the needs and interests of young adolescents. The Middle College curriculum centres on engaging students in the learning process through an integrated approach to curriculum design and a focus on individual learning styles, where instruction is personalised and more relevant to the age of these students.

Teachers in the Middle College are carefully selected specialists who value working with this particular age group and are aware of the individual needs of their students. The positive personal relationships that are formed between the teachers and students in the Middle College are remarkable. The team of Year Level Co-ordinators (YLC's) work very closely each year to ensure consistency of standards and expectations which, in turn, ensures all students are achieving the best possible educational outcomes. Each YLC meets weekly with their students to address matters at developmentally appropriate age groups and they implement a positive pastoral care program across their year level. Students participate in a weekly pastoral care lesson focussing on developmentally appropriate programs including developing friendships, building resilience, cyber safety, and global citizenship.

Senior College

The Senior College caters for students from Years 9 to Year 12. At Sheldon College the Senior College follows the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority approved syllabuses to ensure that our students graduate with the highest levels of academic excellence, industry standard expertise, along with a range of skills and attributes needed in a global society. Sheldon College provides a myriad of pathway opportunities and support programs for the unique and individual needs of every young man and woman. Extension classes are provided for students who exhibit high academic ability.

Students in Years 9-10 have a weekly pastoral care lesson, whereby students and teachers discuss a range of topics appropriate to their age group – (i.e. time management, career choice, ethics, values, human relationships, anti-drugs, anti-smoking and anti-drinking). Students in Years 11-12 are allowed the freedom to grow. Each Wednesday students have an Options Afternoon, whereby they can pursue an activity of their choosing such as Teacher Tutorials, TAFE Courses, Personal Study, Part-Time work or Apprenticeship/Traineeships.

From Early Entry University programs or links with Business, Industry, Registered Training Organisations and the community, Mentoring, Academic Coaching and Work experience programs, Sheldon College students have every opportunity to experience ‘Pathways to Success’.

For more information about International study at Sheldon College, view the International Student Handbook below.