International Students

Copperfield College is a multi-campus school with two year 7-10 campuses at Kings Park and Sydenham and a year 11-12 campus at Delahey. Our operational motto ‘One family, three homes’ ensures that students passing through either junior campus receive the same educational experience with high expectations and support in preparation for their time at our Senior Campus.

Our teaching and support staff understand that the transition to a new school can be challenging. A sensitive transition program and the support of a Home Group Teacher enable our students to quickly develop a sense of belonging and to forge positive relationships with staff and each other. At each Year 7–10 campus there is a strong focus on teams. Each team has its own teaching area within the campus with designated home rooms. Students progress through the school with the same team of teachers who grow to know and understand their students and are able to personalise their learning. The team structure is continued at our Senior Campus. The teams support communication between parents/carers and the school and engage students and families as partners in learning. Our new students thrive in this positive and supportive environment.

Copperfield College enjoys purpose built learning environments and highly resourced facilities at each of its three campuses. Within landscaped grounds there are spacious classrooms, well-stocked libraries, modern canteens, large gymnasiums, sophisticated Information Technology resources, specialist areas for Arts, Sciences, Technologies, Drama and Music, as well as ample active and passive recreational areas.

Strong pastoral care, student support and community partnerships play an important role in guiding students to grow as responsible individuals, capable of positively relating to fellow students, teachers, friends and the community. The College has a strong sense of identity and collegiate pride. We are proud of our students’ academic achievements and their contributions in the broader community. This is evident in our strong reward and recognition process.

At Copperfield College, we engage students and parents/carers as partners in learning, to empower every student to aspire and achieve..

Copperfield College has an increasing number of students participating in the Department of Education and Training International Student Program.  We have students enrolled from China, Vietnam, India and Japan and we welcome International Students from all countries to apply to be part of our International Program.  We accept students requesting home stay arrangement, where providers are carefully selected by the school.

Our International Students and families are supported by our International Student Coordinator with the assistance of a Multicultural Aide who speaks Vietnamese. The International Student Program is run by our International Student Coordinator Ha To and overseen by our College Principal Mr Anthony Sokol. 

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program

The College has programs to support our overseas students' learning of English.

Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program includes:

  •  timetabled classes at all year levels
  • small group tuition for all students identified as requiring EAL assistance
  • extra individual support for some EAL students
  • mainstream English classes for advanced EAL students

Literacy Program

All students at years 7 and 8 participate in our Literate Practices Program,consisting of four ability based sessions per week.

Welfare Support Programs

More information can be found on the Welfare page.

Copperfield College has many co-curricular activities available throughout the semester.

Local Area Information

All 3 campuses of Copperfield College are surrounded by many facilities that could be of use to our International Students.

Local Shopping Centres, medical centres, extensive transport facilities including 3 train stations, local community centres and libraries, many restaurants and cafes and extensive Vietnamese shops and European Delis.

Copperfield College – Kings Park Junior Campus

2. Copperfield College – Delahey Senior Campus

3. Copperfield College – Sydenham Junior Campus

4. Watergardens Town Centre includes:

- Shopping Centre
- Watergardens Train Station
- Community Centre
- Library
- Gymnasium
- Restaurants and Cafes

5. Keilor Plains Train Station 

6. Local Shops and Restaurants – Aqua Gardens

7. Medical Centre – Medical One Sydenham

8. Sydenham Medical Centre

9. Caroline Springs Town Centre includes: 

- Shopping Centre
- Restaurants
Walking Track around manmade lake with Gym Equipment a to the public
- Hotels
- Police Station

10. St Albans Town Centre including vast Vietnamese community with Vietnamese Shops and Supermarkets

11. St Albans Train Station

12. Keilor Shopping Centre

International Student Handbook 2017

English International Handbook 

Vietnamese International Handbook 



Any enquiries regarding Copperfield College International Program can be made directly to our Coordinator to the following email address:

For more information regarding the International Student Program, please also visit the following website:

Department of Education and Training

International Education Division



Telephone: +61 3 9651 3700

Facsimile: +61 3 9651 3981

CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K

Copperfield College is registered with the Australian Government Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).  Code: 00861K
Department of Education and Training




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