Welcome to Roma Mitchell Secondary College

Roma Mitchell Secondary College welcomes international students to join our vibrant and diverse learning community. Our International Student Programs provide a unique and enriching educational experience in the heart of Adelaide, South Australia. For information about enrolment as an international student, visit the Department for Education:

International Education Services (IES)
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402
Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au

We pride ourselves on fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where students from around the world can thrive academically, socially, and personally. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to ensuring that international students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for success in a globalised world. We offer a range of International Student Programs to overseas students to develop personal growth, independence and resilience as they adjust to new and unfamiliar situations with the help of our International Ambassadors. Our International Programs include:

High School Graduate Program

Our High School Graduate Program offers a unique opportunity for overseas students to complete their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Years 11 and 12 and the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) from Years 7 -10. With experienced educators and state-of-the-art facilities, Roma Mitchell Secondary College creates an inclusive atmosphere that values diversity and encourages students to explore their interests. The curriculum is designed to meet the rigorous standards of both the SACE, IB Diploma and IB MYP, ensuring a well-rounded education that prepares students for higher education and global citizenship.

Curriculum Guide (PDF)

For enrolment information, please visit The Department for Education – International Education Services (IES)  www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au 

Study Abroad Program

Roma Mitchell Secondary College offers an engaging Study Abroad Program (SAP), serving as an exchange initiative for overseas students seeking a cultural experience ranging from 5 weeks to 1 year. The program seamlessly integrates academic coursework with immersive cultural engagement that encourages active participation in local activities and excursions. For overseas students, the program provides an opportunity to enhance English language fluency through real-world interactions, while Roma Mitchell students can practice the foreign languages they are learning, including Japanese, Italian and German. Within the supportive environment, students foster lasting friendships and develop a lifelong appreciation for cultural diversity.

Study Tour

Roma Mitchell Secondary College hosts the Study Tour Program for short-term visits lasting one to two weeks. During this time, international students have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Australian culture through thoughtfully curated activities. These activities include local excursions, English lessons, and hands-on experiences in subjects such as Art, Food Technology, STEM and Physical Education, fostering shared academic experiences.  To ensure a warm and supportive environment, the program relies on the participation of local homestay families from our school community. If you are interested in creating a home away from home for our visiting students, please contact: Sotithya Gardner- EAL/D & International Education Coordinator – Ph (08) 8161 4600 dl.1902.internationalprograms@schools.sa.edu.au

Intensive Secondary English Class (ISEC) – offering in 2025

The ISEC program will be offered in 2025 to students transitioning to Years 10, 11 and 12, who need to develop their English language proficiency before they enter the High School Graduate Program.

The program will vary from 1 term to 4 terms, depending on the individual language needs of the students.

The ISEC program aims to improve students’ written and oral language skills so they can access the Australian Curriculum with a focus on functional grammar for academic writing in the fields of Mathematics and Science. It also aims to provide knowledge of the Australian environment and society and to familiarise international students with schooling in Australia.

For more information about studying at Roma Mitchell Secondary

College as an international student, please contact us via email sotithya.gardner903@schools.sa.edu.au

Homestay Accommodation

While studying at Roma Mitchell Secondary College students can stay with a caring family who provide homestay accommodation. We are always seeking Homestay families to host our study tour programs.

Any enquiries please email dl.1902.internationalprograms@schools.sa.edu.au

All other homestay accommodation is arranged by the International Education Services (IES) office, the Department for Education and trades as South Australian Government Schools. You can visit the SA Government International Homestay website https://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/en/homestay/host-a-student/

Become a Homestay Host


There’s no doubt you will experience new cultures, food, language, customs and traditions. You will also have the chance to:

  • participate in activities and meet other homestays
  • rediscover your own backyard through the eyes of an international student
  • connect with the world around you
  • create lifelong memories with your students

Here is a video link to learn about other homestay and international students’ experiences.