Lauriston Girls School
There are specific terms and conditions for international students relating to the following:
To obtain a student visa it is compulsory for full fee paying overseas students to have health insurance for the duration of their course. The School arranges health insurance cover through Medibank Private. The School includes the cost of the health insurance in the initial invoice and transfers these fees to Medibank Private.
The School does not carry insurance in respect of student illnesses or accidents, loss of equipment or personal belongings. The School does not carry insurance in respect of the non-payment of fees resulting from the death or disablement of a parent or guardian.
One full term’s notice in writing to the Principal must be given to withdraw a student from the School, or one full term’s fees (i.e. one quarter of the annual fee) are payable for the tuition fees and where applicable, the Howqua Residential and Activities Charge. To discontinue curriculum enrichment programs, four weeks’ notice in writing wholly within a term is required or four weeks’ fees are payable.
Refund provisions apply when a student does not start a course on the agreed date or withdraws before the completion of the course.
Lauriston will refund all payment, other than the registration fee, if a student does not successfully gain a visa to study at the school. The registration fee is currently $A300.
Where fees for an international student have been paid in advance and the enrolment is subsequently cancelled by the student, her parents or guardian, more than one term prior to the due commencement date, all fees paid will be refundable except for the initial registration fee.
Note: This agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws or to pursue other legal remedies. The Schools’ grievance procedure does not circumscribe the student’s right to pursue other legal remedies.
A condition of entry and continuation at Lauriston is for each overseas student to make satisfactory progress.
Student attendance is constantly monitored with any absences discussed with students. It is a requirement of the student visa that students attend school on a daily basis unless they are unwell. Unexplained or frequent absences may place a student in breach of student visa requirements.
The School is obliged to report any breach of student visa requirements to the Department of Immigration.
To ensure their well-being all students, regardless if they are over 18, are required to have an International Student Support Person if they do not live with their parents.
The ISSP has a vital role in ensuring the care and well-being of the student while they are away from the School. It is expected that they will provide the following services to the student:
The School currently uses the professional services of ISA Guardian & Welfare Services www.studentguardians.com. The School will assist with establishing arrangement with the service provider.International Students on a visa do not have to pay for ISA support as Lauriston covers this cost. Students on a local visa that are not accompanied by their parents will need to pay the annual fee for the service.
The following information will help all international students understand the legislation which governs their enrolment in Australia.
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