Student Welfare

A safe and friendly environment awaits you in Melbourne.

The wellbeing and safety of our students is of the utmost importance at all times to Ivanhoe Grammar School and we have support systems in place so that our students feel supported and cared for.

Student Support

The Dean of International Students is the official point of contact for all International Students and may refer students to other support staff as appropriate.

The Dean of International Students is responsible for the care of international students in conjunction with Pastoral Heads when international students are in mainstream classes. 

Assistance is available in all aspects of their welfare, including additional support with a Designated Carer, Homestay/accommodation matters and academic issues.

The Homestay Coordinator oversees the homestay program and visits all students in their homestays. 

Enrolment matters are managed by the International Registrar.

The Careers Adviser works closely with international students and their teachers in assisting with subject choice, career advice and University entrance.

The progress of the students in the School is monitored closely and parents receive regular reports on academic and other matters. Telephone contact, with interpreters as necessary, is encouraged for solving problems as promptly as possible.

Homestay

Ivanhoe Grammar School requires all International Students enrolled at the School, irrespective of age, to obtain homestay accommodation approved by the School. Students are not permitted to live independently or without adult supervision. 

Ivanhoe Grammar School accepts responsibility for approving the accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements for students under the age of 18, where a CAAW has been issued by the school. Ivanhoe Grammar School does not delegate, outsource or contract out that responsibility.

Designated Carer

Ivanhoe Grammar School requires all International Students enrolled at the School, irrespective of age, to have a Designated Carer for the duration of their enrolment.  

Ivanhoe Grammar School accepts responsibility for approving the accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements for students under the age of 18, where a CAAW has been issued by the school. Ivanhoe Grammar School does not delegate, outsource or contract out that responsibility.

Orientation

The School conducts an Orientation Program with new students on arrival. 

Students receive an online copy of The Ivanhoe Grammar School International Student Handbook prior to commencement and a printed copy during Orientation, this Handbook includes

• support services available and personnel involved in delivery of these services, 

• Information about living in Melbourne

• legal services available 

• emergency and health services available, facilities and resources,

• complaints and appeals processes, and visa conditions relating to course progress and attendance

• How  to access these services to assist students in meeting course requirements and maintaining their attendance

• How to resolve accommodation issues 

• Advise that support services are provided at no additional cost 

Students receive an International Student Safety Card

Students complete an online Safety Presentation