International Students

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Blackfriars Priory School has been welcoming international students from all over the world for more than 15 years. Our international students have achieved outstanding results and go on to university study or other tertiary study.

We have modern facilities, a strong academic curriculum and a lively program of sport, music, drama and art. Our class sizes are limited and our teachers are friendly, professional and highly qualified. Our school curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). South Australian qualifications are accepted worldwide. At senior secondary level, choices are made about subjects to suit a range of career pathways. Teachers will give advice about programs and will also provide pastoral care support for all students. Teachers of English as an Additional Language give extra help to international students. We celebrate significant festivals and cultural events with our international students. After school sports and other activities are available to broaden students’ experiences. 




Homestay families are carefully selected by the Homestay Coordinator to ensure that they can provide a quality, caring environment for International students during their stay in Adelaide.

Homestay fees include full board, breakfast, provision for lunch, evening meal and clothes washing.

The Homestay Program allows students to be fully immersed in the culture of an Australian family, whilst providing an opportunity to establish positive and rewarding relationships. Students are actively encouraged to involve themselves in family life, which will further assist their English language development.


Tertiary Pathways

Adelaide is the home to 3 universities: The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University, which offer a wide and varying range of disciplines and are located in close proximity to the city of Adelaide.


By enrolling in Year 11 and Year 12, students undertake a two year certificate of study called the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Completion of the Certificate is a pre-requisite for entry to university, as well as, for a number of other post-secondary school options. The Certificate is internationally recognised and is accepted for entry to universities in USA, UK and Canada, to name a few.

For decades, Blackfriars’ students have been successful in entering a broad range of tertiary courses including; Engineering, Law, Arts, Medicine, Science, Commerce, Marketing and International Studies. Graduates of Australian universities are highly regarded throughout the world, as are the state and national standards of education that provide entry to the university sector.

Tertiary Pathways