Our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides intensive English language support for students from 5 to 12 years of age with specialist teachers, Interpreters and Bilingual School Services Officers (BSSOs). Classes are small and students are taught the Australian Curriculum while focusing on learning English. Students generally stay in the Program for up to 1 year, or longer if needed. They are helped to integrate into mainstream classes and when they are ready to exit the Program a carefully planned transition program is organised so students can successfully continue their education in their local school.
New arrivals students who have limited or minimal English language are eligible to enrol in the program if they enrol within 12 months of arrival in Australia, or 18 months in the case of students entering reception or year 1. Visa and passport details are required at the time of enrolment because some categories of temporary visa holders are not eligible for the program.
Our program offers transport assistance for some students who:
Further information can be found on the DECD website at: