The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provides English teaching programs for students newly enrolled in Victorian schools who need to learn English. Students of school age can enrol in new arrivals programs, which take place or are organised through English language schools or centres.
The Shepparton English Language Centre located at 130 Hayes St, Shepparton caters to the needs of newly arrived ESL students from primary and secondary schools in the Shepparton Schools District. The ESL tuition and learning programs offered at SELC aim to teach students the English language skills they need in order to study in primary and secondary schools. English language centres cater for either secondary students in Years 7-10 or for primary students in Years Prep to 6.
Secondary students from Shepparton High School, McGuire Secondary College, Mooroopna High School and Wanganui Park Secondary College will attend the Hayes St Campus full time for a minimum of 6 months. Primary students will attend 1 of 4 outpost schools at Bourchier St, St Georges Road, Wilmot Road and Gowrie St for 3 days a week for a minimum of 6 months. Students who need extra time may stay for up to 12 months.
All students new to learning English, who have been in Australia for less than six months, and who are permanent residents (less than 19 months for Prep aged students) Some students new to learning English, who have been in Australia less than six months, who are temporary residents (less than 18 months for Prep aged students)Top
- Teachers who specialise in teaching English
- Curriculum and learning outcomes that are tied to the ESL VELS
- An extensive learning program
- Small classes of around 13 students
- Provide free train and bus travel passes for eligible students
- The curriculum taught at SELC aims to prepare students for further study in primary and secondary schools
- Students are taught through subject areas such as mathematics and science
- The curriculum is based on what is taught in mainstream schools
- Students are taught the English needed to function in the community
- Students are helped to settle into their new country and learn about a new school system
- Given special assistance to assist with interrupted schooling