Centenary Heights State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​Hello to you. I am very pleased you are considering coming to Australia and maybe Centenary Heights State High School!

Our school has 60 nationalities. We embrace other cultures and what we can learn from them. I invite you to look at our website where you will see our international students speaking of their very happy experience living and learning with us. 

Our city of Toowoomba is beautiful, our school is wonderful and we have a lot of support for our international students. You will make many friends here.

I do hope you decide to join us.

Three reasons to choose Centenary Heights State High School

  1. Queensland’s first International Student Program school in Toowoomba (1991)
  2. Principals’ University Scholarship and direct university entry partnerships
  3. Consistently among the leading academic schools in Queensland – top 1% across all sectors​

School Information

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Number of students:

Our school is one of Queensland’s most respected international schools, with a reputation for

academic excellence and achievement in the top 1% of schools in Queensland.

Our students are from 60 nations, and we have received prestigious awards for encouraging

leadership and cross-cultural awareness.

We offer you many pathways to success, including direct entry to university after school, with 90%

of our 2017 students receiving an offer of a tertiary place.

Your stay with us will be a wonderful time to make new friends and to discover our beautiful city of

Toowoomba, and we will support you in a safe, encouraging environment.

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

  • ​The University of Queensland (UQ) Enhanced Studies program
  • Bond University – Collegiate Excellence Scholarship program
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ) – Head Start program
  • TAFE Queensland South West cooperative programs and direct entry to the Business Diploma​

School facilities

  • Swimming complex, gym, sports fields
  • Performing Arts Complex
  • Kitchen for senior and international students
  • School wi-fi coverage and high speed internet
  • Dedicated teaching blocks for Year 7; home economics and hospitality; science; art; manual arts; music and special education
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories
  • Modern languages centre
  • Film and television editing suite

Extracurricular activities

  • Annual ski trip
  • Cross-cultural captains
  • School musical
  • Art exhibitions
  • Public speaking and debating
  • International Ambassador
  • Participation in state and national competitions in science, mathematics, English, business and humanities subjects is encouraged

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


  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German

Special programs

  • Instrumental music and music extension
  • Mentor program for international students to assist integration
  • Orientation program for international students
  • Peer mediation and support training
  • Seniors as Leaders program
  • International student excursions
  • School to Skills (S2S) with a combination of school and vocational subjects
  • Agricultural science program offering access to the Wilsonton Agricultural Field Study Centre​


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 31 October 2018