Benowa State School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​​​Fast-growing multicultural primary school on the Gold Coast
  2. Thriving arts and digital technology programs
  3. Aligned pathways into Benowa State High School
Two students using an indoor rock climbing wall Students looking inside a hollow tree trunk Students enjoying robotics Students and staff outdoor forming a smiling face

Principal's welcome

Welcome to Benowa State School on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast.

This is an amazing school, with a rich history that reflects great pride and diversity, and a school of excellence in education that prepares pathways of opportunity for all students.

This experience in education is woven into a significantly diverse and rich tapestry of multicultural backgrounds. This diversity is mapped across the globe with over 40 different languages other than English spoken as a first language.

I am truly overwhelmed by the depth and desire of our professional team of teachers and support staff to make a significant contribution to shaping the best educational environment for our students at Benowa. This strong belief in ‘lifelong learning’ shows students that learning is everybody’s business every day.

The true beauty of our school culture rests with our commitment to the wellbeing of all people as a primary purpose to shaping our future humanity. Our commitment to wellbeing is driven by this message from the World Health Organisation: 'Wellbeing is a state in which every individual realises his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.'

I look forward to welcoming you to Benowa State School.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Benowa State School is located in the popular Gold Coast suburb of Benowa. The school has a diverse student population representing over 70 nationalities and cultures. Most students commence their primary schooling from Prep, enabling them to benefit from the school's high standards in the pursuit of academic, cultural, social and sporting excellence.

Students enrolled from Year 4 to Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in our School Camp program offering a focus on indoor and outdoor challenges and building team-work and resilience.

The school's facilities include a lab and media room. All classrooms have Wi-Fi and a large LCD screen and every class has access to iPads to support a 21st century learning culture.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • Strings and brass instrumental music program
  • Choral music program
  • Sporting carnivals
  • Athletics
  • Swimming and Learn to Swim programs
  • Cross-country
  • Dance program
  • Visual Arts program (Years 1–4)
  • Digital technologies program
  • Chaplaincy program
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)​

Extracurricular activities

  • School camp (Years 4–6)
  • Inter-school sports
  • Excursions and incursions
  • Clubs including dance, robotics, gardening, science, sports and fitness
  • Go and Run before school running program
  • Kokoda challenge
  • Study tours to NASA and Taiwan
  • Host international study tours
  • Virtual lessons with friendship school in Taiwan​

School facilities

  • Laptop lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Wi-Fi in every learning space
  • School sports and activities hall
  • Multipurpose courts
  • International friendship garden​

Tertiary pathways


  • French​

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