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McKinnon Secondary College is a large coeducational and multicultural college of around 1850 students. The college is located 12 km south east from the city and is well served by both train and bus. The college was established in 1954 and the international programme has been operating since 2001. McKinnon Secondary College welcomes students from many different cultures and backgrounds and recognises and values the contribution international students make to the life of the school. Most international students come from China, South Korea, Vietnam and a variety of other Asian countries.

The college has a long and proud tradition of academic excellence, which attracts high quality international students eager to enhance their opportunity to go on to university. The college takes pride in valuing achievement and encouraging a strong work ethic. The majority of our students aspire to and achieve entry to university.

International students at McKinnon continue the colleges proud tradition of academic excellence. Since 2004, 40% of our international students have achieved an ATAR score above 90. In 2013 eighteen students completed their VCE: 33% achieved a score above 90 while 66% achieved a score above 80. The highest ATAR score was 99.85.

The college curriculum is based on traditional subject disciplines enabling students to maximise their subject choice in later years. In 2008 the college will offer over 30 VCE subjects.

The college offers an extensive instrumental music program providing a range of bands, orchestras and choir and culminating in the annual winter concert held at Monash University. Drama and musical productions are also a regular feature of the college calendar.

International students are encouraged to participate in all these aspects of college life, including debating, Asia Festival, extensive sport programme, Duke of Edinburgh Award, subject based competitions and camps and excursions at each level.

The college has a range of people to cater for the welfare needs of international students including the Student Welfare Coordinator, International Student Coordinator, year level coordinators, form teachers and careers teachers.

For a sample of a McKinnon year check out our ‘news and info’ tab which contains links for news and events that we’ve had throughout the year.

The nearest railway station to the college is McKinnon which is on the Frankston rail line. The area is well served by local shops on McKinnon Road and the major shopping strip on Centre Road, Bentleigh, which has a wide variety of retail shops and services. See http://www.shopbentleigh.com.au/



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:



The International Division Department of Education & Early Childhood development, Victoria:
Phone: +613 9637 2990
Fax: +613 9637 2184
Fax: TBC
Email: international@edumail.vic.gov.au
ISPU website: http://www.study.vic.gov.au/

Stuart Baker – International Student Manager
Phone: +614 02356193
Email: bak@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au

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