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Maple Leaf School – University of South Australia

Maple Leaf School – University of South Australia (MLS-UniSA) is located on the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia. MLS-UniSA is the third ‘University School’ to open overseas.

School Faculty

Dr. Angela Hames, Principal
Amanda Boyd
Maurice Belz
Nan Yang
Victoria Hisey
Xiufang Pei

Located on the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia in Adelaide, this learning environment offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in English language in an Australian educational environment. Students complete the SACE program preparing them for further studies at UniSA or other universities around the world. While focusing on academic achievement and studies in English, our students also may have the option to enrol in university degree courses at no extra coats giving them an advanced start in their tertiary studies.

Our University Partner – University of South Australia

“UniSA is a globally connected and engaged university helping to solve the problems of industry and the professions. It is Australia’s University of Enterprise.”

UniSA is South Australia’s number 1 university for graduate careers. It is in the top 3 young universities in Australia and is ranked 25th in the world’s top 50 under 50 years of age. It offers over 200 world-class degrees.

Our Location in Australia

Adelaide is one of the worlds most livable cities, with a vibrant atmosphere and natural beauty on its doorstep. There’s so much to experience beyond the classroom, from local fresh food markets, international sporting events and world renowned arts festivals.

With a lower cost of living than other capital cities in Australia, you have more money to enjoy life in our city. That’s why more than 38,000 students from 130 countries choose to study, live and work in Adelaide. The city designed for life.

To enrol in MLS-UniSA students must meet minimum requirements, particularly in English.

Year 10 – we call this Grade 11 Preparation – students will be interviewed and can sit our own English test. The purpose of this program is to build capacity in English in preparation for the SACE.

Year 11 – SACE Stage 1 – students must have a ’B’ in English in their local curriculum (verified by report card) or be at about IELTS 4.5 standard

Year 12 – SACE Stage 2 – students must have successfully completed Year 11 or SACE stage 1.

If students have completed an iDAT test their results should be sent to iDAT is an internationally recognised exam for high school students.

More information about iDAT, how to book a test and how to prepare can be found at

MLS – UniSA Advantages

  • Small classes, great teachers, excellent curriculum.
  • Outdoor adventure activities included as part of the school program.
  • Located in Adelaide near to the beautiful beaches and parks.
  • Academic advising and university application assistance.
  • Community homestay living near the campus or apartment/boarding.
  • Urban campus location and access to the university’s state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Opportunities for advanced dual credit courses with the university.
  • Maple Leaf International Merit Scholarships to UniSA

University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes Campus
Study at UniSA

Dr. Angela Hames, Principal of MLS-UniSA

Principal’s Welcome Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the newest school in the Maple Leaf Group. Maple Leaf School – University of South Australia (MLS-UniSA) is an international senior high school located within the Mawson Lakes Campus of the University of South Australia.

In 1995 Dr Sherman Jen opened the first Maple Leaf School in Dalian. Nearly 25 years later we are proud to be part of the first Maple Leaf School in the Southern Hemisphere. And where better than Adelaide? A safe, vibrant and comparatively small city that is alive with cultural diversity and international festivals.

Our affiliation with and presence within UniSA gives us many opportunities to provide a high-quality educational program that will prepare young people for tertiary study in an adult learning enviroment, in the heart of a western university.

Our students are at the centre of the school. They are surrounded by an outstanding learning environment focused on emotional, social and academic development. Our MLS-UniSA teachers are creative, passionate and dedicated to engaging and inspiring their students in the classroom and beyond.

We expect to achieve excellent academic results because of our deep commitment to teaching and learning. Students at MLS-UniSA will work towards the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). The SACE is a modern, internationally-recognised secondary school qualification designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and personal capabilities to successfully participate in our fast-paced global society. The SACE will lead to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) which is to be used as a prerequisite for entry into UniSA or other universities around the world.

If you are interested in experiencing new cultures, new opportunities and new ways of learning the MLS-UniSA is perfect for you! I welcome and encourage you to find out more about our school or visit our campus and spend some time in beautiful South Australia.

Dr. Angela Hames

校长寄语 (Principal’s Welcome)

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