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.

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

School Information

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Bribie Island State High School is an independent public school servicing Bribie Island and surrounds. We are a progressive and socially responsible school maximising learning outcomes and preparing young people to become active citizens in a global society.

Our program provides a smaller, boutique style experience. Parents choose this school because of the approach to educate the whole child, the sense of community, the high standards set by the school and the recognised safety of the area.

We achieve our purpose by providing quality curricular and extracurricular programs, through a highly qualified workforce, within a safe, supportive and productive learning environment, ensuring every student achieves to the best of their ability.

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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

School facilities

  • Film and television editing suite
  • Indoor sports centre
  • Industrial technology centre
  • Science laboratories
  • Robotics rooms
  • Boating equipment
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Specialised music studios
  • Dance studio
  • Photography darkroom
  • Sports oval
  • Outdoor basketball and handball courts
  • Practical art rooms
  • Library
  • Commercial standard kitchens and cafe

Extracurricular activities

  • International volunteering tours
  • Touch football teams
  • Netball teams
  • Public speaking and debating
  • Drama productions
  • Vocal group
  • Swimming and athletics carnivals
  • Band

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

Special programs

  • Dance, Drama and Music
  • Film, Television and Media
  • Hospitality
  • Instrumental Music
  • Student Representative Council
  • Marine and Aquatic Practices
  • Recreation Studies
  • Tourism
  • Sport, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Academic academies
  • 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 updated 28 April 2022