Bundaberg State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​​Welcome to Bundaberg State High School and we hope that you enjoy the experience of living and learning in a Queensland state school. We endeavour to make our International Students’ transition a smooth one.

Whilst you are studying at Bundaberg State High School we will ensure your successful adjustment to living and studying in Queensland. We will also help you to understand procedures and expectations of the Queensland Education System and provide information and skills to become an independent resident and learner at Bundaberg State High School.

The focus of Bundaberg State High School is to continually strive to achieve successful, active learners along with inspired and creative thinkers.

We also pride ourselves in our communication with engaged people from our Australian students to people all over the world. We enjoy having productive partnerships with International students, their parents and their agents. We come in contact with a lot of great people who we encourage to continue improving themselves by achieving their goals.

Three reasons to choose Bundaberg State High School

  • ​100 years of academic, sporting and cultural excellence
  • Individually tailored programs offering broad curriculum choices
  • Unique Australian regional experience in a supportive and caring school community

School Information

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At Bundaberg State High School we are one of the oldest schools in Queensland, located only 4 hours north of Brisbane on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

In 2012 we celebrated a centenary of excellence in teaching and learning, and we continue our long tradition of academic, sporting, cultural and social excellence.

We encourage you to be part of our continuing tradition in our supportive and caring school community.

We offer a wide range of programs and opportunities for you, including personalised programs with many curriculum choices.

In Bundaberg we enjoy the world’s best climate; offering you a coastal lifestyle without the city crowds.

Bundaberg is also a horticultural hub and home to the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific.​

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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

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast
  • Partnership Programs with Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • Work experience

School facilities

  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Multipurpose indoor sports centre
  • Visual arts building
  • Performing arts complex (completed 2018)
  • Coffee shop and breakfast club
  • International student laptop scheme
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories and resource centre
  • Computer-aided drafting and computer aided manufacturing centre
  • Commercial grade kitchens within the hospitality area including a training restaurant
  • ​Technology Hub

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music and school choral groups
  • Incentive day trips and excursions to Fraser Island, Heron Island, ski trip to Sydney (bi-annually), Japanese cultural exchange, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lady Musgrave Island and more
  • Mathematics team and technology challenges
  • Rowing
  • Human Powered Vehicle Team (HPV)
  • Clubs - chess, film, judo, table tennis, debating and public-speaking, Auslan signing choir, Taiko drums and performing arts

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


  • Japanese
  • German (Year 7 to 9 and distance education)
  • Other languages by distance education

Special programs

  • Digital Technology program including Robotics
  • Dance and drama excellence (junior school 2018)
  • Sports excellence
  • Excel Academic Excellence Program
  • Aquatic practices and Certificate courses
  • Trade Centre - engineering, construction,
  • Leadership
  • eKids
  • NASA Space Design Challenge and Formula One in School
  • ​Girls Academy for Indigenous students


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 11 October 2018