The Catholic Intensive English Centre – CIEC

preparing secondary school students for a new start in a new country

a positive start to a new life

The Catholic Intensive English Centre

  • provides a caring environment where students can learn effectively and adjust to life in Australia.
  • is part of the Sydney Archdiocesan system of Catholic schools.
  • provides support for students to ensure their emotional, educational, social and spiritual welfare.
  • gives migrant and overseas students, including students from a refugee background, the best start to their education in Australia and their future.
  • exposes students to a contemporary learning environment.

What is the Catholic Intensive English centre?

The Catholic Intensive English Centre (CIEC) is part of Sydney Catholic Schools, providing English language learning to newly arrived secondary school students.

The CIEC provides a caring environment where students can learn effectively and adjust to life in Australia.

The CIEC prepares students to enter an SCS secondary college and learn English through a broad range of subjects including:

  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Commerce
  • Art

What is the Eligibility criteria?

To be eligible to attend the Catholic Intensive English Centre students need to:

  • be enrolled in a Catholic secondary school
  • be a permanent resident or hold a relevant visa.
  • complete an English language assessment

For further information contact:
Antonina Munzone, Program Co-ordinator
Catholic Intensive English Centre
Email:    munzonea@syd.catholic.edu.au
Phone:    0477 731 647

Students who meet the criteria may be eligible for a bursary as part of the Catholic Education Foundation Bursary Program.
To learn more about this, go to www.catholiceducationfoundation.org.au

Information about visa eligibility is available from: Mica Siely, Professional Officer, Financial Services
Email:    mica.siely@syd.catholic.edu.au
Phone:    61 2 9568 8435

Where are the ciecs located?

The Catholic Intensive English Centre operates from three secondary colleges in the Sydney Archdiocese:

Holy Spirit Catholic College
7-12 Co-Educational
39 Croydon Street Lakemba NSW 2195
Phone: 9740 8099

Mary MacKillop Catholic College
7-12 Girls
Carnarvon Street Wakeley NSW 2176
Phone: 9725 4322

Patrician Brothers’ College
7-12 Boys
268 The Horsley Drive Fairfield NSW 2165
Phone: 9728 4488

a caring environment where students can learn effectively and adjust to life in Australia