International Student Program
Auburn High School is a government secondary school with a focus on excellence. Our vision is to be a first choice in secondary education, where young people are engaged by high quality teaching to enable them to succeed in their lives. Auburn High School offers excellent facilities and rigorous, innovative teaching programs. We are committed to challenging all students in their learning, promoting enthusiasm for learning, contentedness to the world and a passion for personal excellence.
Auburn High school was deemed an Influence School in 2018 by the Department of Education in student learning growth and achievements.
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The school offers a rigorous academic program for all students from years 7-12, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Years 10-12. The outstanding facilities include well-equipped classrooms with the latest technology, an English Language Centre, a new modern Science Discovery Centre, a VCE study centre, a lecture theatre, a drama studio, two indoor gymnasiums, Art and Design Centre, specialist laboratories and extensive playing fields. Our international students are from all over the world including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, the USA, Mexico, Malaysia, France, Korea, Germany and India.
Our teaching staff is committed to delivering our vision and building the best possible school. We have created programs that are innovative, engaging and that challenge each student in their learning so that they can work to the best of their ability. Our approach is rich in the use of technology and all students have 1:1 access to netbooks, iPads and desktop computers to support their learning.

Local Environment

Auburn High School is located 6km from Melbourne’s CBD, in the leafy inner-eastern suburb of Hawthorn East. Hawthorn East’s local government area is in the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Hawthorn East had a population of 14,321.
The school is well serviced by public transport with train, tram and bus connections, many
students also cycle to school via the dedicated bicycle path through the abundant local parklands. Fritsch Holzer Park is a large open space, popular for recreational activities. Anderson Park is another significant park in the area and offers panoramic views of the Melbourne CBD.

Auburn High School Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum academic level of 80%, or B average
  • Skype/WeChat interview to assess the applicant’s English Proficiency
  • Most international students require two terms of intensive English Language Training before they start general classes. Applicants with IELTS 5.5+ will be exempted from the 20 weeks intensive English course
  • Student placement longer than 1 semester


Auburn High School welcomes enrolment inquiries from all countries.

Pre-Depature and arrival

Students and families are provided with a pre-departure package including information to help students get ready to travel and prepare for their new life and study in Melbourne.


The Auburn High School Language Centre Programme is based on a series of thematic integrated units.


International students will be carefully matched to compatible homestay families
PRINCIPAL TEAM: For further information about the Auburn High School program, please contact our Coordinators
Ms Maria Karvouni – PRINCIPAL (Auburn High School)
Ms Kristie Satilmis – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (Auburn High School)
Ross Pritchard – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (Auburn High School)
Ms Roslyn Mills – Language Centre Coordinator Tel: +61 3 9822 3247
Ms Jean Zhang – International Student Program Coordinator Tel: +61 3 9804 6320
Department of Education and Training (DET), CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K
Auburn High School is accredited under the Department of Education of Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K).
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International Student Success & Leadership

  • School Dux 2017 Xiaochuan (Joyce) NI
  • School Dux 2018 Phuoc Gia Hy DUONG (Persie)
  • School Dux 2021 Dohun Yun (pictured)
AHS ISP data 2022

I treasure every moment here at my school – Auburn High School. With the supports from teachers and welcomes from friends, I feel respected, valued and ready for the next stage of my life.

Phuoc Gia Hy DUONG
At Auburn, we place a significant emphasis on developing a strong student voice and our student leadership model is based on a vertical house system. International student also get the opportunity to take part in the school leadership program.
  • 2016 School Captain – My Hang Viet (Hannah)
  • 2017 School Captain – Tan HO (Liam)
  • 2018 House Captain – Phuoc Gia Hy DUONG (Persie)
  • 2019 House Captain – Dang Phuoc An Hoang
  • 2020 House Captain – Anh Thu NGO (Samantha)
  • 2021 House Captain – Quynh Thu Huong BUI (Sally)
  • 2022 House Captain – Quynh Thu Huong BUI (Sally)