Why Sydney, Australia?
Australia is the preferred choice for international students from many countries, and the third most popular English-speaking destination.
Australia is a democratic, multi-faith society. Since 1945 more than six million people from across the world have come to Australia to live. Today, more than 20 per cent of Australians are born overseas and more than 40 per cent are of mixed cultural origin. This is reflected within the community of The Hills Grammar School, where students with different cultural and religious backgrounds work together and learn from each other.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world - only two people per square kilometre. Australia's coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometres and is linked by over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. More than 85 per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast, making it an integral part of our lifestyle.
To find out more about Australia, its culture and its people, visit www.australia.com
Sydney is a vibrant harbour city, Australia’s largest city and the capital of New South Wales. It is a proudly multi-cultural city, with a relaxed and friendly lifestyle. The climate is temperate, with warm summers and cool winters.
Sydney is known for its excellent schools and universities and many students continue after gaining their Higher School Certificate (HSC) into university courses. These Universities are known worldwide.
Sydney is a world recognized sporting capital with many fine sporting facilities and events. It is also known as a very safe and welcoming city.