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We are a community that encourages excellence, applauds achievement and celebrates diversity. True to this belief, our school is a community of learners driven by an excellence that encompasses academic, cultural and sporting achievement. Our student numbers include some sixty international students from Asia, Europe and the Americas, each of whom adds to our celebrated intercultural diversity.We are proudly a member of the Council of International Schools and I invite you to read more to appreciate our commitment to internationalism. Our academic programs in the middle and senior phase of learning are nationally lauded and our sporting achievements rank on both the Australian and World stage. Our links in the Pacific and France through French immersion provide an exciting curriculum in French language that attracts academic achievers to our community.I encourage you to look into our website to see and read of the exciting learning opportunities that our school provides. Indeed, we are a school of "Many pathways - No limits".
Benowa State High School is located in the heart of Gold Coast City. It has a reputation as one of the Gold Coast’s leading co- educational high schools. Students from over 60 nations and new arrivals to the Gold Coast form a significant proportion of the student population. Teacher professionalism and a caring attitude are embedded in the daily life of the school. Benowa High is a school focused on "many pathways – no limits".
We are a community that encourages excellence, applauds achievement and celebrates diversity. In 1990, Benowa State High School pioneered Education Queensland’s international program on the Gold Coast. We are an accredited member of the Council of International Schools.
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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