Following two years of online learning in their home nations, we have finally been able to welcome all our international students back to on-campus learning.

For many, learning remotely meant a very early start commencing lessons in Vietnam at 5.00am or 6.30am in China. However, it is with thanks to our dedicated teacher support staff that ensured that our remote learning international students remained connected and engaged with the College on a daily basis.

For those international students who were unable to return to their home countries, this has been a particularly challenging time being away from their parents for such an extended period.  St John’s Home Stay Families were wonderful opening their homes and hearts to the students offering comfort and support.

During the summer break staff of St John’s International College hosted 15 international students at Tangalooma Resort, Moreton Island for a four-night fun island experience!

Whether in Brisbane or overseas our international students have demonstrated resilience and courage navigating their learning journey during the pandemic.

We are now at capacity with international students in Years 11 and 12 from Korea, China, Vietnam, and Japan. From Term Three, our International College will also be opening up for students studying the secondary school preparation course.

It is very encouraging to see our returned students settling well into College life and making many new friends in the process. Supported by Mrs Alysia Thomas, St John’s International students’ Coordinator, we look forward to teaching them about Australian culture and helping them to succeed in their academic endeavours.

Mrs Shirley Sun
Head of International College