Burpengary State Secondary College

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Principal's Welcome

​Welcome to Burpengary State Secondary College (SSC).

Our staff, students and college community are proud of Burpengary SSC’s safe and supportive learning environment where you can learn and build the skills required to be competitive in a global workforce.

Our vision, ‘Innovative Learning in a Global Community’, reflects our understanding of the importance of connecting with individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. This has been a foundational philosophy of the college since it opened in 2015.

We are equipped to meet your contemporary educational needs, support you in building strong personal values and ensuring you have opportunities to grow as an individual through our college values of respect, courage and excellence.

Peter Hoehn
College Principal

Three reasons to choose Burpengary State Secondary College

  1. A warm, welcoming and vibrant college community
  2. State-of-the-art learning facilities
  3. An innovative curriculum and supportive teachers

School Information

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Burpengary State Secondary College is located on a large modern campus approximately 20 minutes north of Brisbane, close to beautiful Moreton Bay, Freshwater National Park and the brand new University of the Sunshine Coast Petrie Campus.

We value strong community relationships and support a culture of high expectations and excellent student outcomes. The school’s vision, ‘Innovative Learning in a Global Community’, is the philosophy behind a comprehensive curriculum that enables you to choose a pathway based on your talents and preferences, in addition to demonstrated success and a strong focus on Science, Technology and Engineering.

Unlike other larger schools in South East Queensland, our ISP department offers a smaller unique program. This allows us to provide each student with individual curriculum support and dedicated homestay guidance, care and wellbeing.

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

  • State-of-the-art multi-story Phoenix Innovation Centre
  • Sports hall and performing arts theatre
  • Science lecture theatre
  • Hospitality kitchen and coffee shop
  • Purpose built engineering workshops
  • Sound-proof recording/music studios
  • Infrastructure to support bring-your-own (BYO) laptops

Extracurricular activities

  • Kokoda Challenge
  • STEMFest
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Science and Engineering Challenge (Winners 2020)
  • Robocup Challenge (robotics competition)
  • Drama showcase and acting (including Queensland Theatre Company programs)
  • Junior and senior dance troupes
  • Voices with Courage and Guitar Gurus

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

  • Aerospace studies – Young Innovators Award, Aviation Australia 2019, industry partnership with Virgin Australia
  • Community, Culture and Leadership Innovation program
  • Sports and Arts Innovation programs
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Innovation Program
  • Instrumental music program – concert band and string ensemble
  • Certificate courses in Hospitality, Sport and Rec, Fitness, Health Care, Visual Art, Early Childhood Studies and Work Readiness


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 20 June 2022