International Students Program

Established in 1930, Box Hill High School stands as a pillar of academic excellence for the community of Whitehorse.

Encompassing the diversity of Melbourne, Box Hill comprises multiculturalism at its very best.
With the Chinese New Year festival, residents and visitors are spoiled for choice with a myriad of restaurants favouring Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean flavours.


There are gardens galore with Box Hill Gardens, Wattle Park, Maranoa Gardens and Blacks Walk Reserve to enliven the spirit with fresh air and green spaces.


Public Transport options are excellent with Box Hill Station located in Box Hill Central Shopping precinct in the heart of Box Hill.  Journey into the city central or venture out to Belgrave or Lilydale, changing over at Ringwood.  Bus routes 302 and 293 will move you between Box Hill Station and Melbourne Central in 55 minutes.

Box Hill Hospital is located only 2.2 km from Box Hill High School and offers emergency care, general and specialist medicine, intensive care and mental health services for children, adolescents and adults.
Being located only 22km from the CBD, our international students can enjoy iconic attractions such as Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Arts Centre and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Faculty of EngineeringBox Hill High School offers not only engaging opportunities to expand the inquisitive minds of students but offers physical challenges.  Extra-curricular areas such as Solar Car and Robotics, Performing Arts Precinct, performing with the  School Band,  undertaking private music lessons and expressing creativity in our annual Drama or Musical Production. Peter Pan The Musical

Our ACE Program available to Year 10 students provides social outlets while challenging endurance with Bubble Soccer, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Driver Education, High Ropes Course, Surfing, Rock Climbing, and Roller Hockey.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award - Leadership in Action Programme offers Tree Climbing, Kayaking, Escape Room challenges, Hiking, Parkour, Advanced First Aid, Navigation and the opportunity to hear motivational speakers present on Shaping your Destiny and Ace your Exams.

Our International Students are well supported by our International Student Coordinator, Darren Yap, highly experienced EAL teachers, a Mandarin speaking Psychologist and excellent teachers.


Box Hill High School has been a provider of education for International students since 1957, and has established many links with Asian countries. Our International Student Program has been one of the largest in Victoria since 1996. The school welcomes students in years 10-12 from a variety of countries and areas including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.


We ensure that each student feels supported and confident in Australia as well as monitoring each student's visa status, attendance and academic progress at Box Hill High School. Upon request, we will organise homestay for students in a local family. We ensure that each student is comfortable in the new environment so that his or her stay at Box Hill High School is a happy one.


EAL teachers develop strategies which make learning in the regular classroom easier for our international students, who are generally highly motivated. Many have achieved excellent results and are now studying in universities of their first choice.


The International Student Program at Box Hill High School provides the following services:
• International Program Manager

• Co-ordination of airport reception

• Arrangement of home stay

• Orientation program for new arrivals

• Welfare Co-ordinator

• Careers Co-ordinator

• Liaising with Department of Education and Training and homestay family or guardian

• Recording of student's visa status

• Monitoring student attendance and academic progress


Contact Details





Losh Pillay – Principal-in charge of International Student program






Darren Yap – International Program Manager





Box Hill High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to


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