Cavendish Road State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​​​Welcome to one of the most innovative schools in Queensland! Cavendish Road State High School has a proud tradition of being one of the first public high schools established in Brisbane with many past students moving into prominent positions globally after graduating.

Cavendish Road State High School is recognised as a school of Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Philosophy with students studying advanced courses at Griffith University and the University of Queensland which lead to direct entry.

We are Australia’s leading schools in Football, with strong relationships with Queensland Roar (Australian A-League team).

Our Jazz and Instrumental Music programs offer students opportunities in strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and voice.

Most importantly, we are a school that values personal excellence, innovation and inclusivity. We are confident that you will find our school an exciting place to study while in Australia.

Three reasons to choose Cavendish Road State High School

  1. University subjects taught in school
  2. Programs for gifted students, including science, mathematics, music extension, English extension and philosophy
  3. Academies for Football Excellence, with partners in Australia's A-League.

School Information

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Cavendish Road State High School is one of Brisbane’s oldest public high schools and we are recognised for high-quality education.

We offer you a wide range of subjects, including universitylevel academic programs and sporting excellence programs that are only available at a small number of schools.

While here, you can study advanced courses at university that will allow you to directly enter university after school.

Our school is close to major shopping centres, public transport and Brisbane’s central business district.

You can attend extra classes after school if you need help, or if you wish to improve your understanding. Our vision is to achieve and celebrate your individual excellence and success.

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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

  • Specialised academic pathways to university, delivered at school
  • The University of Queensland (UQ) credit recognition program in mathematics
  • Griffith University (GU) credit recognition program in mathematics
  • ​Study at university programs offered by local universities

School facilities

  • Bioscience facility
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Indoor Sports Centre
  • Specialist music rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Designated international student precinct

Extracurricular activities

  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Opti-MINDS
  • Variety of musical ensembles including drumline
  • Ski trip
  • Various international curriculum-based school trips
  • World Challenge

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.


  • ​German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese – Years 11 and 12 only through Distance Education

Special programs

  • Academies of excellence in Academic, Cultural and Sport
  • Ideas (Philosophy)
  • Accelerated Mathematics
  • Science Academy
  • Instrumental Music (jazz)
  • Football (soccer)
  • Netball
  • Touch football
  • Music extension program
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) embedded into the curriculum
  • Certificate III in Fitness and Business


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 21 June 2022