We welcome International Students to join our KRB boarding family. As members of our boarding community, International Students are encouraged to participate in the cultural and sporting life of the school, alongside other boarders and day students from all over NSW.
All international students have the opportunity to study their home language, either through their studies at KRM or through the Saturday School of Community Languages. Chinese (Mandarin) is offered as an elective language for all students from Year 5-12.
We also provide EALD support through specialised classes for elective subjects in Year 7-10. For Years 11 and 12 we offer EALD and Fundamentals of English courses. These classes are run by experienced support teachers.
All boarding students, including international boarders, can also access our tutoring program in the library each afternoon.
We recognise the importance of open communication between families and staff. So, for all parent-school communication, we ensure that there are translators available as required.
Your daughter will be well supported with pastoral support through both the boarding house as well as academic and cocurricular programs. This includes Year Coordinators and Pastoral Support Mentors, Heads of Boarding House, Counsellors and the International Students Coordinator.
We strongly adhere to the ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Students) Act. We regularly inspect homestays and maintain open channels of communication with your daughter’s nominated local support person.
As a boarder, KRB is your daughter’s home away from home. We provide her with a warm and welcoming environment in which she can realise her full potential. This includes an extensive cocurricular program of choir, music, orchestral and sports, including badminton.
As a school we celebrate the individual contribution of each student, of which cultural diversity is an important element.
We celebrate key events such as Lunar New Year as well as cultural diversity lunches, activities and assemblies. We also provide opportunities for our students to share and represent their culture. We have a Head of International Students role on our student leadership team as well as a Cultural Diversity Committee and Captains.
The KRB principal regularly visits overseas locations to both connect with current parents as well as KRB alumnae.
Through the Sacré Cœur Association of NSW, our students and alumnae are connected with our global network of Sacred Heart Schools. Once your daughter graduates from Kincoppal-Rose Bay she will be a part of this global network for life.