Adelaide Independent Schools Alliance is a collaboration of premier non-government schools in South Australia.
Members of the Alliance recognise the need for a holistic approach to student recruitment where support for the student’s welfare extends beyond enrolment.
Arriving in an English-speaking country with limited language skills, and a lack of awareness of local cultures can be daunting, particularly for young students.
The Alliance recognises the challenges for international
students to be successful in their transition into Adelaide schools.
At the core of the Alliance model is a cost-effective program through which students become informed and prepared.
This starts with a purpose designed assessment of their
English language skills that allows the development of an
individual learning plan to help them meet the entry
requirements of premium schools.
As a parent, I know that making decisions about our children’s education can be
difficult. We want them to receive an
exceptional education in a safe and
We want them to be challenged, to learn independence, and to thrive as they take each step closer to adulthood. And we want them to have the best possible chance of success in their future careers.
Karyn Kent - CEO Study Adelaide
South Australia is a unique and wonderful destination to live, to work, to visit and to study.
As a migrant who came to Australia with my family in 1979, I know Adelaide and South Australia intimately. I obtained my professional qualification, built my community network and developed my extensive career here in Adelaide.
As a Member of Parliament from a rich cultural background, I have the honour and privilege to represent South Australian residents and citizens from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Our beautiful city of Adelaide is a vibrant and multicultural city that offers a harmonious, safe and conducive environment that welcome and embrace international students.
We are proud of our schools, colleges and universities that provide the best facilities, teaching staff, supportive network, caring environment and quality educational outcomes for students.
As the Assistant Minister to the Premier of South Australia, I extend my warmest welcome to students and young people to come to Adelaide as your study destination.
The Honourable Jing Lee MLC
Member of Parliament in the
Assistant Minister to the Premier of South Australia
The Honourable Jing Lee
What do we do?
Access to ELICOS
Alliance members do not need to individually register and manage an ELICOS program. A centralized ELICOS site enables schools to use a reliable and cost-effective English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program in the central business district of Adelaide. ELICOS is available for Primary through to Secondary age students. It is accessible to those students who have already decided which Alliance school they will attend as well those students who will only make that decision when they are nearing the completion of their ELICOS course.
Assistance with transition of students
Students are often quite nervous about their arrival and their first few days in a new country. Adelaide International School, as a member of the Alliance, provides a transitional environment where several of the staff they first meet are from overseas and are multi-lingual. As a part of their EAP, students
participate in a cultural orientation program that prepares and increases their understanding of their new cultural environment, assisting them to
integrate more easily into their school community. This also assists their academic performance.
Assisting students who need further language development
The Alliance program is focused on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training as well as the cultural orientation of students. Schools who have a number of vacancies can make conditional offers to potential students who will continue to prepare for entry into the school’s mainstream classes until they attain the required standard.