INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS
Medowie Christian School (MCS) is a diverse learning community that celebrates individual differences and values the cultural enrichment brought by students from other countries. The School is recognised for its excellent quality education programs.
The School is seeking to host a small number of overseas students in each grade. They will enjoy integrating into our vibrant School and experiencing Australian culture first hand. Students are included in social networks with Australian students, improving their English-speaking ability. We will be engaging students in both short and long-term stays at Medowie Christian School, from the grades of Kindergarten to Year 12.
The School has a wealth of experienced staff in teaching and integrating overseas students. Our teachers are hand-picked, exceptional educators who teach and guide students to be responsible local and global citizens. The School has a range of staff committed to helping students transition to their new class and integrate into the School community.
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
Medowie Christian School (MCS) is a leading independent school serving the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Great Lakes communities of NSW. MCS is set in 10 acres of beautiful bushland, 30 minutes from Newcastle, 2 hours north of Sydney and just 10 minutes from Newcastle Airport.
The School’s architecture harmonises with the surrounding bushland and native habitat. It is not uncommon to see Australian wildlife from, and sometimes in, the school grounds.
Commencing in 1995, the school has grown steadily with the introduction of the high school in 2005. In 2016, Medowie Christian School became the first school in the area to offer HSC examinations on site. Medowie Christian School has a FIBA accredited international timber basketball and futsal court that is also utilised for table tennis, gymnastics and badmiton.
Our vision is to become an internationally recognised Christian School, attracting students from around the globe and producing world changing leaders and influencers. This is achieved through the engagement with our core values each day:
As a learning community, Medowie Christian School has established innovative leadership that provides excellence in the foundation areas of Literacy and Numeracy throughout the School from K-12. We are committed to ensuring that quality feedback is valued and engaged by both staff and students. This requires time for staff to be observed, reflect and refine their practice and for students to engage in meaningful feedback designed to improve their learning experience. Coupled with this innovation is a new High Performance Sports Academy with strong community engagement and partnership with a physiotherapist, nutritionist, leading technology and links with local professional football A-League club the Newcastle Jets and the Pacific Dunes Golf Club.
In order to continue to meet the increasing demands on enrolment the school has established a strategic plan to implement over $12 million dollars in new buildings to create a world class learning community.
Medowie Christian School is committed to preparing the students for life beyond the school fence. We are currently in the design and development of a new innovative sustainability centre, as well as a world class innovation center that will accommodate the STEAM subjects within the school. Medowie Christian School is ideally placed to capitalise on this investment with RAAF Williamtown, a significant strategic base just minutes away. Associated with this, a new technology hub surrounding the Newcastle Airport provides for great engagement with industry.
Further plans for development include a new theater and performing arts complex incorporating music and drama.
International Student Handbook