Wantirna College offers support to international students and their parents in a range of practical, academic, and other ways.
International Student Support Team
Ray Wang: Director of International Student Program
Ray came to Melbourne from China as an international student in 2002. He obtained a Masters of Education after graduating from the Bachelor of Biomedicine from The University of Melbourne. Ray began working in Victorian public schools in 2010 as a teacher of senior Mathematics. In addition he has been employed for many years by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority as an external exam assessor for year 12 Mathematics. As a past international student Ray is uniquely positioned to lead our International Student program and to support students and their families throughout this experience.
Ray Wang: 国际学生项目总监
Ningna Zhang: International Student Program Administrator
Ningna has worked in the Wantirna International Student Program since 1999. She is in charge of all administrative aspect of the program including managing our Homestay program. Ningna is very experienced in supporting and advising students to become independent individuals within the school and broader community. Her capacity to build rapport with students is outstanding and many of our graduates stay in contact with her.
Ningna Zhang: 国际学生项目行政
Tina Lin: Program Multicultural Aide
Tina graduated from a teaching course with a major in Biological Science. After moving to Melbourne in 2009, she has obtained a certificate in training and has worked at Wantirna College since 2011 as a teaching aide. Tina provides academic support fulltime to our international students mainly in the area of Maths and Science.
Tina Lin: 国际学生项目助教
Adam Li: Program Multicultural Aide
Adam has been working in education for more than 10 years. With a Bachelor and Masters degree in Linguistics (English), Adam is very experienced in helping learners with English as their second language. Adam provides academic support to our international students mainly in the area of English and Humanities.
Adam Li: 国际学生项目助教
New Student Orientation Program
When new international students first come to school, they will be welcomed by the school leadership team including school principal and assistant principals. Students will also have the opportunity to talk to existing international students and many local students to ask questions and make connections. Wantirna College also has an on-site psychologist and well-being team, career advisor and student managers to provide ongoing support in all aspect of a student’s life here in Australia.
- Two full time teaching aides provide individual support for international students in the class
- Free after school tuition on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school
- Extra holiday classes for year 12 students
- One-on-one career advise appointment available with our qualified advisor
- A range of state and national competitions across different subject areas.
- University Extension Program from Monash University and Melbourne University for top performing students
Department of Education and Training
CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K