Welcome to Australia and to Cyril Jackson Intensive English Centre (IEC).

Our program supports newly arrived non-English speaking migrants and International Students to learn English for future success in Years 11 and 12. You can enrol in the IEC at any time during the school year.

In our program, you can learn English to achieve your life goals here in Australia. We will also help you through the challenges of settling here in Perth so that you can focus on your education, feel happy and be a valued member of the Cyril Jackson community.

What is an Intensive English Centre?

IECs teach English to newly arrived migrant and humanitarian visa-holding students for success in Western Australian schools. We deliver a specialised, culturally and age-appropriate, cross-curricula English language program to support students who are learning English as an additional language or dialect.

Why enrol in the IEC?

The IEC at Cyril Jackson is an important part of the mainstream school and promotes respectful, cross-cultural relationships. As well as learning English for maths, science and humanities subjects, students participate in specialist subject areas such as physical education, art and woodwork.

Our IEC has over 20 experienced teachers who specialise in English as an additional language, including specialist maths, science and humanities teachers. We also have specialist classrooms, including science and computer labs. We employ over nine ethnic education assistants who speak more than 15 languages between them and who support students to learn English.

Our program provides strong student support, with a student services coordinator and a specialist IEC psychologist who can help students with a wide range of issues including budgeting, housing, and emotional well-being. We also have extensive links with external agencies who support our students.

Who can enrol in the IEC?

To be eligible for enrolment in an IEC, students must require intensive English language support and be in their first year of learning SAE in Australia, or the first two years for students from a humanitarian background. Cyril Jackson IEC enrols students aged from 16 to 20 years. Students who are returning to Australia after time in another country may also be eligible.

I’m interested in the IEC, what next?

Please contact the IEC Deputy Principal Belinda Stewart on 9413 4720 to discuss enrolling in the IEC.

If eligible, an enrolment appointment will be made. You will be asked to bring a range of documents including passport, visa documents, previous school reports etc.

An interpreter will be provided.

IEC Pathways

Picture: Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Intensive English Centre Team