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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​Bundaberg State High School is one of Queensland's oldest schools, located four hours north of Brisbane on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The school marked a century of excellence in teaching and learning in 2012. The school has a long tradition of academic, sporting, cultural and social excellence, with an increasing range of programs and opportunities on offer for students. Students are encouraged to be part of this continuing tradition. The Bundaberg region experiences the world’s best climate, is a horticultural hub of regional Australia, and offers a coastal lifestyle

Contact details


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

  • ​Vocational education – TAFE
  • Tertiary Aspirations Programs in partnership with Central Queensland University
  • Work experience

School facilities

  • Fully fitted out gymnasium
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories and resource centre
  • Computer aided drafting/computer aided manufacture centre
  • Commercial-grade kitchens within the hospitality area
  • Multipurpose indoor sports centre
  • 1:1 computer ratio
  • Resource and textbook hire scheme
  • Special Education Unit
  • Sports oval and tennis courts
  • Drama facilities and visual arts centre

Extracurricular activities

  • Debating and public speaking
  • Chess Club
  • Instrumental music and school choral groups, school socials and musical, incentive days, excursions e.g. Fraser Island trip, school ski trip (every second year), Japanese cultural exchange, mathematics team and technology challenges.

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
  • Chinese (Junior school only)
  • French by Distance Education

Special programs

  • Vocational and educational programs offering various certificate courses in business, retail, engineering etc.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) program
  • Gateway school in engineering and manufacturing
  • NASA Space Design Challe​nge and Formula One in Schools Program
  • Sport excellence programs
  • Trade training centre–engineering, automotive, construction, hospitality, information processing and technology, multi arts, media studies, film, television and new media
  • Leadership development courses


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 31 July 2018
Last updated 31 July 2018