Bribie Island State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Bribie Island State High School is a co-educational secondary school with 1100 students, located on Bribie Island with a population of 18 000. Bribie Island is a popular tourist destination located less than one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Bribie Island is a 34 kilometre long sand island, national and marine park, linked to the mainland by bridge. Bribie Island boasts pristine beaches and waterways, providing many opportunities for a variety of watersports and camping adventures. The heritage listed Glasshouse Mountains and world-class beaches of the Sunshine Coast are also within an hour’s drive of Bribie Island.
Our prospectus and International Student Program section of our website outline some of the many programs, supports and activities that the school offers to ensure your international student has the best possible educational and cultural experience.

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Three reasons to choose Bribie Island State High School

  1. Located close to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast beaches, the Glasshouse Mountains, Australia Zoo and many islands

  2. The curriculum uses the national and marine park environment to enhance the educational experiences of students

  3. Our small, personalised international student program means each student is valued and treated individually

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​Bribie Island State High School is a progressive school which prepares students to engage successfully in their futures through the provision of an excellent schooling experience. One of our major strengths is the extensive support structures we have in place. The school is split into semi-autonomous learning communities, which achieve improved student learning outcomes through the promotion of positive student-teacher-parent relationships.

Our school is also characterised by high quality teaching and learning, underpinned by excellent information and communication technology and a focus on internationalism.

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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

  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) dual enrolment program
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) dual enrolment program
  • Tertiary aspirants program visits to The University of Queensland (UQ), Griffith University (GU), University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT)​

School facilities

  • Film and television editing suite
  • Indoor sports centre
  • Industrial technology centre
  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Boating equipment
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Photography darkroom
  • Sports oval and swimming pool
  • Outdoor tennis, basketball and handball courts
  • Practical art rooms
  • Language science centre
  • Library
  • Café​

Extracurricular activities

  • International tours
  • Touch football teams
  • Netbaall teams
  • Triathlon teams
  • Cheerleading 
  • Public speaking and debating
  • Whole-school productions (musical, dance, collage drama)
  • Vocal group
  • Sports programs, including swimming, athletics and beach carnival​

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 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


  • ​Indonesian

Special programs

  • Dance, drama and music
  • Film, television and new media
  • Hospitality practices
  • Instrumental music
  • Student representative council (student leadership)
  • Marine and aquatic practices
  • Recreation studies
  • Tourism
  • Moreton Island biology camp
  • Academies focusing on sport, music, and academic achievement
  • Student literature group
  • ​​After school tutoring​


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 reviewed 12 April 2017
Last updated 12 April 2017