Our location offers access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Outback and World Heritage listed rainforest It is a highly regarded school with a diverse curriculum and flexible delivery Our rural lifestyle is relaxed, but only a short drive to Cairns
At Atherton State High School we have a reputation for providing high-quality educational outcomes;
demonstrated by the accomplishments and initiatives we have implemented over 50 years.
We continue to introduce improvements and technologies while retaining our historical values.
Our coeducational school offers a diverse curriculum to allow you to develop an individual and
flexible learning pathway to success.
We were one of the first regional schools in Queensland to develop an International Program and we
have a long tradition of welcoming students from overseas nations.
We establish ongoing links with our homestay families to ensure that you enjoy a safe and happy life,
as well as achieving study success.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school family.
Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.
By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.
Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.
Read more about accommodation and welfare.
* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.
EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.
There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.
All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.
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