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 and Freshwater National Park.
Our ultramodern College opened in 2015 and currently teaches Years 7 to 11. The College facilities are continuing to expand and our first cohort of Year 12 students will graduate in 2019.
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, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), we offer signature programs in the arts, community leadership, robotics and sports.

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Homestay

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

  • Aerospace Gateway Schools program 
  • University partnerships are under development for the first cohort of Year 12 students in 2019

School facilities

  • ​Sports hall
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Science lecture theatre
  • Hospitality kitchen and coffee shop
  • Tuck shop
  • Engineering workshops
  • Sound-proof recording / music studios

Extracurricular activities

  • ​Swimming carnival (Term 1)
  • Cross-country (Term 2)
  • Basketball, volleyball, netball and soccer
  • Athletics carnival (Term 2)
  • Robocup Challenge (robotics competition)
  • Drama showcase and acting (including Queensland Theatre Company programs) 
  • Creative writing masterclass program
  • Annual trip to Japan
  • Debating
  • Junior and senior dance troupes
  • Homework club

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

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Special programs

  • ​Community, Culture and Leadership Innovation program
  • Sports Innovation program
  • Arts Innovation program
  • Robotics and Design Technologies Innovation program
  • Science and Engineering Innovation program
  • Instrumental music program
  • Aerospace studies

Disclaimer

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 October 2018
Last updated 31 October 2018