Burpengary State School

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Principal's Welcome

​​A warm welcome is extended to you and your family from the Burpengary State School community. Our school has had a tradition of academic excellence since 1876. We work hard to ensure that we are the school of first choice for our local community. We have been an accredited International school for overseas students studying in Australia for over eight years.

At Burpengary, we work together to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Our student-centred learning approach supports all students to excel and achieve to their full potential. Our school hosts an on-site English as a Second Language/Dialect program where trained educators support students in their learning of English. We have a range of extra-curricular activities in the areas of the Arts, sport and technology.

Burpengary State School values diversity and a global education for all children. I look forward to partnering with you over the coming years to enhance the learning for your child.

Three reasons to choose Burpengary State School

  1. ​Strong tradition of academic excellence, enhanced by a rich cultural focus and sport
  2. Positive and safe learning environment within an inclusive, caring and respectful school community
  3. Students are active citizens and engaged learners in lifelong development

School Information

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Welcome to Burpengary State School.

Established in 1876, we have a long history of high academic performance, sporting achievement, rich cultural experiences, and award-winning bands and choirs.

Our large co-educational primary school has more than 950 students, and we focus on success for all our students through our five building blocks for success (excellence, respect, resilience, integrity and cooperation).

We have a clear community vision to inspire you and we create many opportunities for quality learning so that you can help to shape the future.

We are proud of our welcoming and safe school environment, and our exciting program of continuous school improvement.

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

School facilities

  • ​Three separate ovals and playgrounds for early childhood, middle and upper school play spaces
  • PandC Centre: an enclosed hall for sport and the performing arts
  • The Hub: 21st Century Learning Space
  • School library with over 17,000 items
  • Specialist science rooms and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space
  • Full teaching kitchen and many garden spaces to grow food
  • Wireless networked classrooms with accessible laptop and iPad trolleys

Extracurricular activities

  • High performance instrumental music, band and choral programs
  • Caboolture Basketball Inc partnership
  • Robotics and Coding Clubs
  • Sporting competitions at district, state and national levels
  • Annual Year 6 camp
  • Arts Excellence Showcases
  • Public speaking competition

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

  • High school partnership with a science and maths academy
  • High school partnership with a STEM extension program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) (Years 4–6)
  • STEM partnership with Queensland University of Technology
  • Entrepreneurs of the Future program
  • Life Skills Kitchen and Garden program
  • Student leadership program (Years 5–6)
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect Unit
  • Speech language therapist and occupational therapist


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