Balmoral State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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%)​​​​

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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Balmoral State High School is one of the limited Aerospace Gateway schools in Queensland to accept international students, enabling students access to partnerships with Aviation Australia and Boeing Australia offering real opportunities and industry experience with scientists and engineers on real projects.

Located in a leafy pocket of Brisbane, 5 kilometres from the Brisbane city centre, with strong community engagement and values, the local community is characterised by distinctive Queensland architecture, beautiful city views and river access. There are many community activities available including hockey, football, rugby, netball, water polo, sailing and cultural and intellectual pursuits.

At Balmoral, each student is treated as an individual which ensures personal attention for every student—academically, culturally and socially. The International Student Program is a distinctive feature of our school. We value diversity and believe that as citizens of a global community, our school is enriched by the cultural interchange offered by this program.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Aerospace (senior subject) and aviation (junior subject)
  • Football (soccer) academy
  • Horizons academy (critical thinking)
  • Music academy
  • Netball academy
  • Visual arts, dance (Years 7–10), drama, media studies and music​

Extracurricular activities

  • Bi-annual school musical
  • Boeing E​​​nterprise Team
  • Dance troupe
  • Debating team and competitions
  • Eco-marines (biology and environmental society)
  • Instrumental music program
  • Junior and senior year level camps
  • Rock and specialist performance bands
  • Sports (including inter-school competitions, development programs and representative teams)
  • Student leadership opportunities, including student council and charity involvement
  • Various social and community engagement clubs suiting all interests
  • Vocal group (choir)

Please note: All special programs and extracurricular activities are subject to availability and application.

School facilities

  • Excellent science facilities in new 'iNNOVATiON Space' building, including drone flight area
  • Film and television editing rooms
  • Hospitality training facilities and on campus training cafe
  • State of the art indoor sporting complex with expansive outdoor precinct and fields
  • Undergoing construction of new facilities with major school upgrade and disability access scheme
  • Creative arts centre, performance hall, dance studio and visual art studios

Tertiary pathways

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


  • Japanese (on campus)
  • Mentored externally through distance education only, subject to application and availability:
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish​

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

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

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023