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Government of South Australia Department of Education and Children's Services

Study abroad in a primary school in South Australia

Primary School Program

Studying abroad in a South Australian government school will give you the experience of learning English, participating in interactive educational activities and making friends with young Australian primary school students. Your parent or guardian will be invited to participate in school and community activities where they will make friends and contacts to help with living in a new cultural environment.

Primary school starts in Reception, for children who are 5 years of age, and finishes in Year 7, when children are 12 or 13 years of age.

The Primary School Program is available for students studying for longer than one year. You can commence your studies at any point from Reception to Year 7 and then continue your studies as part of the High School Graduate Program in a South Australian government school.

If you will only be studying for one year or less, then you can enrol in the Primary School Study Abroad Program.

Age entry conditions

Please check the age entry conditions for your program.

Ongoing English support

While studying in a South Australian government school, you will receive support to learn and improve your English. This will help your reading and writing skills, as well as your listening and speaking skills. Improving your English will help you to do well in your studies, give you more confidence to participate in class and make new friends.

Living in Adelaide

As a young primary school student you will travel to South Australia and live with your parent or a nominated relative.

Support services

South Australian Government Schools have a dedicated team to support you and help you settle into your new environment. Support services offered by South Australian Government Schools.

What is included in your program fees?

If you enrol in the Primary School Program the following is included in your program fee:

  • application processing and school placement
  • Pre-departure Pack
  • South Australian orientation pack for your parent
  • school welcome and tour
  • assistance with school enrolment including some interpreting services
  • orientation program at your school
  • school textbooks and initial stationery
  • ongoing English language support
  • student support services including personal counselling
  • medical insurance with Overseas Student Health Cover (if you hold a student visa)
  • 24 hour emergency phone service

Fees and start dates

You can choose the year you plan to commence your studies and the costs involved by viewing the program fees and start dates.

Are you an international tertiary student studying in South Australia with school-aged children?

If you are an international tertiary student or scholarship holder studying in South Australia and have school-aged children, you will need to enrol them as Dependants.

Study abroad in South Australia


CRICOS Course Name: Primary Years




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