Copperfield College is conveniently located 20 km Northwest of Melbourne and 10 km from Tullamarine International Airport. The train from Watergardens Station to Flinders Station takes only 30 minutes, making travel to Melbourne CBD easily accessible. Local St Albans markets offer a number of restaurants, cafes, extensive Vietnamese shops and European Delis. More Local Information can be found here.
Any enquiries regarding Copperfield College International Program can be made directly to our Coordinator:
Mr. Ha To
Tel: 9307 5507
Mobile: 0475 824 040
Copperfield College ISP
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
About our College
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 purposely 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 and 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.
About our International Students’ program
Copperfield College has an increasing number of students participating in the Department of Education and Training’s International Student Program. We have students enrolled from Vietnam, India, China, Austria, and Laos. Copperfield College welcomes International Students from all countries to apply to be part of our school community. We accept students requesting homestay arrangement, where providers are carefully selected by the school.
Our International Students and families are supported by our International Student Coordinator who speaks Vietnamese. The International Student Program is run by our International Student Coordinator Mr. Ha To and overseen by our College Principal Ms Phillipa Griffiths.
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 studentsLiteracy Program
• All students at years 7 and 8 participate in our Literate Practices Program, consisting of four ability based sessions per week.
VCE Course Programs
Copperfield College delivers an extensive VCE program that allows students to tailor their course to a broad range of interests and potential pathways.
In addition to the comprehensive set of VCE subject offerings, we are also able to provide access to a significant number of VET options through our involvement in the Brimbank VET cluster.
VCAL Course Programs
VCAL learning programs focus on applied learning, aiming to give students core skills that are important for further education, training and work. At Copperfield College the VCAL provides an accredited program in the 4 compulsory strands: Work related skills, Literacy & Numeracy Skills, Personal Development Skills, Industry Specific Skills.
Welfare Support Programs
More information can be found on the Welfare page.
Copperfield College has many Co-Curricular Activities available throughout the year. Follow the links on the College Home Page.
For further information
For further information regarding the International Student Program, please visit: www.study.vic.gov.au.
Copperfield College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration.
CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K.