Balmoral State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​​​​​Welcome to Balmoral State High School! At our wonderful school, we focus on our students. We have a reputation for providing excellent teaching across all curriculum areas, with a focus on Science and Technology, including Aerospace.

As a small school, we know our students as individuals and we look after them in a caring and supportive environment. We also know that students need to be coached to excellence through high expectations. It is these high expectations, combined with our unyielding desire to ensure a successful future for every student, which is encapsulated in our school motto – Real Opportunities, Real Outcomes, Real Futures. Our school values International students as we believe cultural interchange enriches our school.

​ Gerowyn Lacaze

Three reasons to choose Balmoral State High School

  1. Gateway Aerospace School in partnership with Boeing Australia Limited, The University of Queensland (UQ) and Griffith University (GU)
  2. Outstanding international student support. With structured orientation and ongoing opportunities to build friendships with Australian students
  3. Outstanding academic results 21% OP 1–5 (state average 19.96%), 47.3% OP 1–10 (state average 45.65%)

School Information

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Balmoral State High School offers you real opportunities with our business partnerships and our reputation for excellent academic results.

Our school is six kilometres from Brisbane’s central business district, in a leafy area, just 1 kilometre from the beautiful Brisbane River and close to popular shopping and dining.

We are the only Queensland school that has a partnership with the aerospace company, Boeing, so you can work with scientists and engineers on real projects.

You can enjoy the many beautiful parks near our school, and join us on school trips to places in Brisbane and around Australia, giving you many opportunities to make friends with Australian students.

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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.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

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.

University or vocational pathways

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) direct entry partnership for aerospace studies and engineering
  • Griffith University (GU) partner school

School facilities

  • Excellent science facility
  • Creative arts centre
  • Film and television editing rooms
  • Dance and drama studio
  • Hospitality training facilities
  • Indoor sports complex
  • Modern library and resource centre
  • Outdoor sports precinct

Extracurricular activities

  • Cheerleading
  • Instrumental program
  • Vocal groups and rock band
  • Writers competitions
  • Senior camps: senior biology/chemistry (scuba diving), leadership

Holiday adventure programs

EQI holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for international students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an 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 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. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​Japanese
  • Mentored external (virtual) classes in:
    • German
    • French
    • Vietnamese
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Italian

Special programs

  • Aerospace
  • Boeing Enterprise Team (Technology and Business Excellence)
  • Football Excellence Program
  • Concert band, stage band, instrumental tuition
  • Film and Television
  • Fine Arts, Dance and Drama Studies
  • Music Academy
  • Sports (including inter-school competitions)
  • Hospitality and tourism


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

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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Last updated 28 April 2022