International Programs Overview

Norwood Morialta High School has a proud tradition for academic excellence and provides a world-class learning experience within a supportive, culturally rich environment. The school is currently located on two campuses with a specialist middle campus catering for students in Years 8 to 10 and a dedicated senior campus for Years 11 and 12 students, but will be moving to one site in 2022. It has a large International Student Program which is highly regarded both locally and globally. International students from all over the world are welcome and valued as important members of our school community, offering diversity in the curriculum, community and culture of the school.

International Students who study at Norwood Morialta High School are supported by members of the Executive Leadership Team, the International Programs Leader, International Student Support Officer, Wellbeing Leaders, Learning Community Leaders and highly experienced, compassionate teaching staff, many of whom are bilingual.

Students live in Homestay Accommodation with homestay families who are organised and approved by the South Australian Government Schools International Education Services (IES) department and supported by the school.

ESOS legislative framework

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa.  ESOS also provides tuition fee protection for international students.

Further details of the ESOS legislative framework are available on the International Education Services (IES) website.

Click here for further information about Homestay. (Information is available in many languages by selecting the drop-down menu, ‘LANGUAGES’ on the IES website.)

Norwood Morialta High School enrols students into a number of programs designed for students from overseas which are outlined below.

High School Graduate Program (HSG)

At Norwood Morialta High School, overseas students studying the High School Graduate Program complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) which prepares them for University and further education studies either in Adelaide, interstate or overseas. Students can choose from an extensive range of subjects that cater for individual interests, specialised learning and future focussed careers. More information about our subjects can be found using our Online Curriculum Guide.

Students can begin their graduate program at Norwood Morialta High School in Years 10 or 11.

Norwood Morialta High School offers enrolments into the Graduate Program at Years 10 & 11. Students may need to complete ten to twenty weeks in the Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC), which is available at our school, prior to entering the High School Graduate Program.

Click here for further information about the High School Graduate Program.

Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)

The ISEC Program at Norwood Morialta High School is offered to students transitioning to years 10 or 11 who need to develop their English language proficiency before they enter the High School Graduate Program.

The ISEC program at Norwood Morialta High School has a focus on developing the student’s English to better prepare them for transition into mainstream classes. It is also designed to provide knowledge of the Australian environment and society and to familiarise international students with schooling in Australia.

Click here for further information about the Intensive Secondary English Course.

Connect Programs

While border restrictions are in place, Norwood Morialta High School remains committed to providing an education for international students offshore through the Connect Programsdelivered in a virtual classroom environment. 

When circumstances allow, we will again, be able to welcome international students to Norwood Morialta High School onshore for face-to-face learning. 

Connect programs include: 
ISEC Connect:
ISEC Connect focuses on developing the student’s English to better prepare them for transition into mainstream classes. 

Stage 1 SACE Connect:
This program will build on the skills, knowledge and subject specific language developed in ISEC to prepare you for a transition into mainstream classes. 

Click here for further information about the Connect Programs.  

Study Abroad Program (SAP)

Overseas students may join our High School Study Abroad program for periods from three months to one year and can study subjects that may not be offered in their own school. Students learn about Australian culture, improve their English and integrate with local students.

We look forward to the Study Abroad Program recommencing soon.

For information about subjects offered at Norwood Morialta High School, please go to the school’s Curriculum Guide and research courses that you may be interested in studying.

Study Tours

Norwood Morialta High School hosts short term visits of one to two weeks for groups of students from overseas schools. Programs are tailored for each group and usually involve English lessons, cultural excursions, a school experience program and subjects such as Art, Food and Hospitality, STEM and Physical Education.

Students are preferably hosted by families within the school and local community. For further information about becoming one of our homestay families click here.

Despite border restrictions, Norwood Morialta High School continues to host study tours virtually, a testament to our innovation and flexibility.

We look forward to the opportunity of hosting study tours face-to-face once again.

Sister School Trips & Global Partnerships

Students at Norwood Morialta High School are encouraged to participate in overseas tours either as a member of a student group or an individual student exchange. Such opportunities allow them to improve their linguistic proficiency in the language they are studying, enrich their international and intercultural knowledge and perspectives, as well as develop their leadership skills, self-confidence, independence and personal growth.

Opportunities include:

  • Sister School Student Group Trips
  • Sister School Individual Exchanges
  • Cultural and Historical Study Tours
  • Enriching Humanity Tours – World Challenge Expedition

Norwood Morialta High School looks forward to providing these opportunities and experiences once again.

Click here for more information about Sister School Trips & Global Partnerships

Professional Development for Overseas Educators

Norwood Morialta High School successfully hosts Professional Development programs for International Leaders and Educators. Programs are flexible and organised according to the needs of the visiting group.

Individual teacher training programs are also offered via Language Assistance Programs and teacher work shadowing or observation programs. Homestay for individual teachers may be supported by the school.

More Information

For further information about any of the International Student and Leaders programs, the application process and homestay services, please visit the South Australian Government Schools International Education Services website, and express a preference for Norwood Morialta High School as your school of choice.

International Student Enrolment

More information about the International Student Enrolment Process can be found by clicking here.


In the Senior School (Years 11-12), students complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Subject Selection

There is an extensive range of subjects available at our school which allow for both personal and academic achievement.

To enable us to better provide the subjects of your choice, we ask that Study Abroad Program and High School Graduate Students entering directly into mainstream classes to:

  1. Peruse the subject options for your year level (Stage 1 is Year 11 and Stage 2 is year 12) in the Online Curriculum Guide and research the courses that you may be interested in studying at Norwood Morialta High School.
  2.  Select subjects you wish to study. Please provide up to 10 preferences as some courses may not be available. Email your list of subjects to
  3. If you have any questions please contact the International Student Support Officer, Ms Nicolette Welford on email


Students enrolling at Norwood Morialta High School are required to wear the school uniform with pride. For more information about the Norwood Morialta High School uniform please click here.


Overseas students, particularly High School Graduate program students, are encouraged to bring their own laptops to use.

Click here for information about suggested laptops to purchase as well as other general information regarding the use of laptops.