Mercedes has a dedicated team of academic and specialist support staff who assist International Students in their time at the College.

Support Services

Mercedes College understands the concerns of parents and the special needs of students living away from home, therefore students are provided with a range of support services to assist with their transition and to help them to manage their studies.

Academic Support

  • An academic advisor with extensive teaching experience
  • Professional teachers
  • Pastoral care
  • Careers counsellor
  • Advice on subject selections from Years 8 – 12 leading to achieving high scores
  • Advice on the International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Advice on tertiary courses in Australian and International Universities
  • Close monitoring of student academic progress
  • Liaison with parents via written reports and personal interviews whilst overseas
  • Individualised programmes for students
  • Three specialised learning programmes: Mercedes LINK Programme (MLP), Mercedes Bridging Programme (MBP) and Mercedes Academic Support Programme (MASP)
  • Comprehensive literacy and numeracy support
  • Organisation of private tuition in school holidays
  • Specialised tutorials by old scholars who have received top academic awards
  • Special visits to all the Universities
  • Specialised workshops focussing on subject specific skills

Welfare Support 

The Welfare and Accommodation Coordinator assists students with the following: 

  • Reception on arrival in Adelaide 
  • Visa advice
  • Medical insurance 
  • Homestay placement and assistance 
  • Day to day pastoral care 
  • Excursions and social club activities 

Student Induction

An extensive and supportive induction and orientation to Australia, Adelaide and Mercedes College is conducted by the staff of the International Student office. Upon completion, students and staff sign a form confirming the student’s attendance at the sessions.

Activities and Services

The College has a range of activities and services to assist International Students: English as a Second Language programmes include:

The World Culture Club encourages international students to get together with local students to undertake a variety of roles in promoting cultural awareness within the school and local community. International Student leadership is promoted by membership to the World Culture Club. In fulfilling key roles in this leadership association, international students become a part of the wider school student leadership group and representative body for all of our international students at Mercedes College. 

ISP Induction Checklist

Cricos Code: 00365D