A DIVERSE AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
At IES College you’ll be part of a diverse and supportive student community where you will be challenged to develop your full potential alongside other young people who are ready to think innovatively and understand that intercultural understanding and cooperation have never been more important.
Students will graduate from IES College as well-rounded, thoughtful young adults, with new friends from across the globe, a broad outlook on life, and the skills and values to proactively contribute to local and global communities.
“The global world starts on our doorstep.”
– George Walker
At IES College, we are proud to provide a learning environment that is smaller in population, both in total number of students enrolled and overall class size. At IES College every student plays an important role in the school’s culture and each student can make a positive contributionto our community. Our teaching and professional staff, work alongside our students providing guidance and care throughout their time with us.
The Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and its equivalent in Year 10, contributes to our students overall wellbeing. By undertaking physical activity, creative pursuits, and service to the community, students will energise their minds, body and connections with important projects that will enrich their educational experience and encourage them to live a balanced life.
YOUR LIFE AT IES COLLEGE
Classes will begin at 9am at IES College. The timetable includes a wellbeing program and free time for study during the day.
Students are welcome to be on campus anytime from 8am until 5pm. Quiet study spaces, places to socialise with other students or to work on group assignments, as well as the library are available to you during this time.
SUNSHINE, BLUE SKIES AND A MILD CLIMATE
LIVING IN BRISBANE
New to Brisbane? Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland and is one of Australia’s most liveable cities. We enjoy a mild climate with lots of sunshine and blue skies, and a wonderful natural environment on our doorstep for you to explore.
Our campus at Spring Hill is ideally located a short walk from the City centre. If you live locally, you’ll know that Spring Hill is a dynamic community with a rich history, that’s really easy to access by public transport. It’s also a convenient drop-off location for parents working in the City.
But if you’re from outside of Brisbane or you are coming from overseas to study with us – we can’t wait to introduce you to our very special part of the world!
Explore the following links to information about living and studying in Brisbane:
Whether you are a local student from Brisbane, a rural or regional student from Australia, or an international student from overseas, if you are not living with your family in Brisbane you can choose to live in one of our partner accommodation providers.
IES College ensures arrangements are in place to protect students’ personal safety and wellbeing while in the care of IES College. Students who do not apply for an approved relative to be their guardian will have the Principal of IES College as their guardian during their time in Australia, meaning IES College will be responsible for their accommodation and welfare.
While under IES College’s guardianship, students are required to live in one of our approved accommodation providers:
Students under the age of 17 years must stay in our nominated Homestay, Australian Homestay Network (AHN). AHN conducts thorough orientation interviews, periodic inspections, and discussion forums with all homestay families to ensure a happy and safe environment.
Students 17 years and over have the option to live in either AHN, or at Student One – a leading inner-city student accommodation provider to offer a safe and secure dedicated student living experience.
Student One is located on the corner of Adelaide and Wharf Street, a convenient 10 min walk from IES College or a 3 min shuttle bus journey. Student One’s team, made up of experienced management, staff and resident assistants, will be there to guide IES College students through their study and life in Brisbane. For international students, they will implement the under 18 Student Visa requirements to the standards of IES College.
Under 18 students will be accommodated on an u18 only floor, with restricted access via electronic proximity card control. Five CCTV cameras are located throughout the dedicated u18 floors, in addition to multiple cameras located throughout the building. Documented, daily curfews apply for all under 18 residents of 8pm Sunday to Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Important Note: International students are required to live in either AHN or Student One unless they are in the full-time care of a parent/guardian or relative who is living permanently in Brisbane and has been approved by the Australian Government.