Burpengary State Secondary College

Three reasons to choose us

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

School overview

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Year school established

School website

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 International Student Program (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.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Aerospace studies—Young Innovators Award, Aviation Australia 2019, industry partnership with Virgin Australia
  • Burpengary Athlete Performance and Pathways program
  • International Ambassador program
  • Arts innovation programs
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ​programs
  • Instrumental music program—concert band and string ensemble
  • Certificate courses in h​ospitality, sport and rec, fitness, health care, visual art, early childhood studies and work readiness

Extracurricular activities

  • All school league tag and Rugby League program
  • District, regional and state pathways for sport
  • International study tours
  • STEM Taiwan online exchange
  • Biannual college musical or creative arts gala​
  • College production crew
  • Student Parliament
  • Indigenous programs—Deadly Choices
  • Dungeons and Dragons club
  • Japanese conversation club
  • Connect (after-school homework club)
  • Years 7 and 10 school camps
  • STEMFest
  • QUT Science and Engineering Challenge (2020 winners)
  • Drama troupe (including Queensland Theatre Company programs)
  • Junior and senior dance troupes
  • Voices with Courage and Guitar Gurus programs

School facilities

  • State-of-the-art multi-story Phoenix Innovation Centre
  • STEM workshop with 3D printers, lasers, robotics and drones
  • Specialised visual art facilities with pottery kiln
  • I-service precinct​ with latest technology and flexible teaching spaces
  • Multi-purpose sports hall with basketball, volleyball and indoor sport facilities
  • Purpose-built performing arts theatre with full lighting and sound facilities, including flexible drama and dance space with retractable seating
  • Science lecture theatre
  • Industry-quality hospitality kitchen and coffee shop
  • Purpose-built engineering workshops
  • Sound-proof recording/music studios
  • Infrastructure to support bring-your-own (BYO) laptops

Tertiary pathways

  • Individual career pathways counselling with guidance officer, SET​​ planning, direct entry applications to TAFE and local universities, support with online QTAC applications and Individual scholarship applications


  • ​Japanese​

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023