Pre - arrival
As an international college, Canning is very aware of the importance of making the extra effort to support students who have not only moved to another country but for many are living away from home for the first time.
When students accept an offer from Canning, the helpful staff in Student Services maintain constant contact with them by sending important information in the pre-departure pack and follow up emails with helpful information to help them prepare for their new adventure.
Airport Meeting Service
To help with a stress-free arrival, The College can organise for students to be met by a driver on arrival at Perth International Airport. Students will be transported to their accommodation free of charge on their initial arrival to Perth. This includes students with homestay arrangements through Australian Homestay Network (AHN). Arrangements for airport pick up and accommodation will need to be made by completing the appropriate forms sent to students in their pre-departure pack.
All new students are required to attend the compulsory Orientation program which provides them with crucial information and advice that will assist them in adjusting to the living and learning environment of the College and Perth. Students also receive help in selecting subjects, opening bank accounts, student/concession cards and finding permanent accommodation.
The outings and fun activities that take place during the Orientation also provide a good opportunity for students to make friends and get to know the staff at Canning College. Costs for all accommodation, transport and meals during the orientation program are covered by the College.
As final subject selection is completed during Orientation, students are provided with:
1) General talk on careers and college pathways
2) Information on specific university programs and study majors
3) Detailed subject information from Heads of Department
4) Individual interview with an Advisor
5) An individual timetable prior to commencement of classes
The costs for all accommodation, transport and meals during the orientation program are covered by the College.
The Student Services Office is a focal point for students, where a Director and other specialist staff are available to provide pastoral care, information, advice and assistance in dealing with day-to-day matters such as accommodation, study problems, subject selection, guidance in tertiary entrance, visa/passport enquiries, and enquiries on behalf of friends or relatives.
Student advisors (located in Student Services) are available on a roster to assist students with personal and academic issues. The advisors also supervise all activities during orientation and enrol every student during this program. During term times, advisors help students with any concerns regarding their subjects, wellbeing, university choices, attendance etc. All matters are handled with appropriate discretion and are completely confidential. Advisors are an important link between the student and agent/parents.
The school psychologist helps Canning College meet the social, emotional, learning and behaviour needs of students. Working closely with the student services, teachers, students and families, school psychologists help schools make improvements that support the wellbeing for all students in a culturally appropriate manner.