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Student testimonials

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2015 International Students share their thoughts


 

These students left Kelvin Grove State College after various amounts of time as International Students.



Name

Country of Origin

Length of Stay

Felix

Germany

2 terms

Elena

Italy

3 terms

Pietro

Italy

1 year

Adrian

Germany

1 year

Stefanie

Brazil

2 terms


We asked them some questions and below are their responses

Name some things or people that helped you during your first week in Australia

Name

Answer

Felix

Homestay Family, Australian friends

Elena

Joh Walsh, Other international Students at first, then locals

Pietro

Homestay Family, Other international Students

Adrian

Homestay Family, My classmates, The city

Stefanie

Joh Walsh, Izabela (ESL Teacher), my host mum


Give an example of how Australia is different from your country

Name

Answer

Felix

Stricter

Elena

Weather is nicer

Pietro

School system

Adrian

Climate

Stefanie

Stricter


What is your best memory of KGSC?

Name

Answer

Felix

Recreation Studies classes

Elena

My first day because it is where I met all my closest friends

Pietro

The day of my birthday

Adrian

Recreation Studies classes

Stefanie

Friends


How could we improve the program in the future for students from your country?

Name

Answer

Felix

More trips for internationals

Elena

More trips for internationals

Pietro

More trips for internationals

Adrian

More information about subjects

Stefanie

I think it's very good

Please note: We have taken this into consideration and have run trips to Sydney, Fraser Island, Moreton Island, the Great Barrier Reef and will organise more depending on interest.


Would you recommend KGSC to your friends – why or why not?

Name

Answer

Felix

Yes, because KGSC actually takes care about international students and the whole International department are friendly and nice

Elena

Yes - they take so much care about international students

Pietro

Yes! It is great for internationals

Adrian

Yes! It’s a great and sporty school

Stefanie

Yes! It's a really good school and they really care a lot for you


List THREE things you have learned about yourself while living in Australia

Name

Answer

Felix

I don't need help from my parents - I can sort stuff out, you can make good friends in a short time, my English has improved

Elena

I improved my English, I am not so shy, I can survive without my parents

Pietro

I learnt more English, I am more independent, I can relate better to English speaking people

Adrian

I love Tennis, I'm independent, I always forget things!

Stefanie

Managing money, my English has improved and I am independent.


A message from Ridhima

Kelvin Grove State College is certainly an exceptional and collaborative school. It provided a compassionate and safe learning environment for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. I found Kelvin Grove State College very engaging with extra-curricular programs in addition to academic excellence.

Being a Year 12 student, I found it compelling to be part of the Education Queensland International (EQI) Program where I had an opportunity to experience a different approach to learning. I found the EQI Program motivating and believe that the encouragement was worthwhile.

The teachers at Kelvin Grove State College were extremely supportive. I appreciated the effort of all my teachers in encouraging students to become high achievers. One of my teachers reinforced the thought that, “I don’t want you to achieve high in the exam, but to become good mathematician.” They are really inspiring, helpful and understanding.

I think it was a worthy decision to come over to Australia and study with Queensland Government schools.

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Last reviewed 27 November 2018
Last updated 27 November 2018