Migrant students 'outperforming Australian-born classmates'

2019-02-13 05:55

A new OECD report has found migrant children have the academic edge in Australia.

Migrant children, particularly those from India, China and the Philippines, are achieving better academic results than their Australian-born classmates, according to a new OECD report.

The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background report also showed students who've recently settled into the country have more ambitious career aspirations and a strong sense of belonging at school.

Yousif Barbo, who recently settled in Sydney after coming from Iraq with his parents, is one such student.

"The (education) system here is a lot more supportive to the people who are going to be the future. So they give a big amount of support for them whereas in (my) past there was some support but not as much as here,"

<Source from SBS news>