The Head Teacher
and Staff of the Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre
would like to welcome you and your child to the Centre.
This Centre first opened in January 1978. The Centre is
for all newly arrived migrant students whose first language
is not English. The student stays at the Centre for a period
which varies from ten weeks to four school terms. The average
stay is about 6 months to a year. The length of time at
the Centre depends on the student's ability in English on
enrolment and his/her ability to cope with academic work
in New South Wales Secondary Schools.
The aim of the school is to teach English. However, the
Centre gives lessons in all High School subjects - Mathematics,
Science, Commerce, Geography, Social Science, Design &
Technology, Computers, Music, History, Art, Personal Development
and Physical Education. The emphasis of the teaching
in these subjects is on the English the student will need
to have a full understanding of the subjects in high school.
The student must be proficient in English to be able to
study effectively in all subject areas.
The secondary schools in this region do not have teachers
for teaching English to newly arrived students as this is
the responsibility of this Centre.
The period of time spent by a student at the Intensive English
Centre is recognised by the Department of Education as part
of the student's high school career, so a student does not
"lose" a year by attending the Centre.