Welcome to Australia and to Cyril Jackson Intensive English Centre (IEC). We will help you to be successful in your education, and we are looking forward to working with you using English to achieve your life goals.

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

There are fourteen IECs within public schools in Perth – eight in primary schools, four in high schools and two in senior secondary campuses.

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, students participate actively in whole-school specialist subject areas such as physical education, art and woodwork.

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

We also provide 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 can 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.

IEC Pathways

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.