The Cathedral School will consider enrolment applications from students wishing to apply for a Student Visa, subject to compliance with minimum requirements and conditions set by the School, and with legislative requirements of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia, including any requirements to undertake extra tuition to learn English to meet the English language proficiency standard needed to enter mainstream classes.
International students attending The Cathedral School are integrated into mainstream classes with ESL support, so they must provide evidence that their academic performance and English proficiency is sufficient to successfully meet the entry and curriculum demands of the intended course. This is a requirement under the 2007 National Code of Practice, Part B Standard 2.
An Application for Enrolment must be made on the School’s Application for Enrolment/International Student, and be accompanied by a copy of the student’s passport (as proof of age and identity), and copies of the student’s school reports for the past 3 years. A written reference from the School Principal is also required if the school reports do not record student behaviour or commitment to studies. If any of these are not in English, a certified translation is required.
An application for enrolment can only be processed when all of the above are in the hands of the Registrar. In cases where the report cards are not available or are inconclusive for any reason, the school may require relevant testing of the applicant to assess the application.
Applications from overseas students are processed according to established policy and procedures, and are dealt with on their merits. Assessment procedures include an evaluation of reports and references from previous schools and of English language proficiency. Reference is also made to the vacancies available in the required year level and accommodation option.