Centenary State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​Centenary State High School is an innovative academic school located in the western suburbs of Brisbane with easy access to the Brisbane CBD and the University of Queensland. We are committed to providing high quality learning and strong student support and that allows our students to experience academic success in an enjoyable schooling environment. International students receive individual support and care on our multi cultural campus. Our school offers a broad subject curriculum and a wide range of sporting, cultural and civic activities. We provide excellence opportunities in a number of areas including Maths Science, Mandarin and the Performing Arts. International students form a very important part of our school and are welcomed and valued at Centenary SHS. We encourage all our students to make strong friendships and to enjoy their schooling through becoming involved in the life of the school.

Three reasons to choose Centenary State High School

  1. ​High quality curriculum and outcomes, through a wide range of subjects, delivered by expert teachers
  2. State-of-the-art world-class facilities in a natural bush setting
  3. Students carefully matched to supportive local community homestay families.

School Information

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Welcome to Centenary State High School.

We are located in the western suburbs of Brisbane, with easy access to The University of Queensland (UQ).

As we strive for excellence, we provide individual support and care for you on our safe, multicultural campus.

We have world-class facilities, and we support all students to meet high expectations and to excel


We provide quality learning through high standards of teaching and opportunities for accelerated

learning, including an extensive university links program.

Our students consistently win awards for performance in a wide range of cultural, sporting and

extracurricular activities.

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

  • ​Early start university programs provide university credit in Year 12 in specific faculties at:
    • The University of Queensland (UQ)
    • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
    • Griffith University (GU) ​
    • University of Southern Queensland  (USQ)
    • Confucius Institute immersion programs​

School facilities

  • Industry standard arts theatre and auditorium for elite performances and sound and lighting training
  • World-class indoor sports centre for basketball, football and volleyball
  • Specialist dance, music, film and new media studios
  • International student support office
  • Modern library and IT centre

Extracurricular activities

  • ​Award-winning bands and choirs
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Great camps program - Year 7 and 10, biology, music, geography
  • Centenary Rowing club
  • Musicals every year 
  • Team sporting competitions
  • Academic competitions
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) club and coding

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
  • Spanish 

Special programs

  • Individual acceleration programs in science, arts and business 
  • Extension science and mathematics programs from Year 7
  • The University of Queensland (UQ) Science Ambassadors Program
  • Music extension program
  • Excellence dance and drama program
  • Highly acclaimed instrumental music program
  • Innovative business programs, including lin​ks to industry
  • Classes in robotics and coding - Information Technology (IT)
  • Certificate courses, including business, IT, fitness and digital media
  • Confucius Classroom – university link
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Years 7–12
  • School-wide wi-fi for all devices


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