Centenary State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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.

Principal's welcome

​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 State High School.

We encourage all our students to make strong friendships and to enjoy their schooling through becoming involved in the life of the school.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

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 that allows our students to experience academic success in an enjoyable schooling environment.

International students receive individual support and care on our multicultural campus. Our school offers a broad subject curriculum and a wide range of sporting, cultural and civic activities.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

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 links to industry
  • Classes in robotics and coding – Information Technology (IT)
  • Certificate courses, including Business, IT, Fitness and Digital Media
  • Chinese (Mandarin) (Years 7–12)
  • School-wide Wi-Fi for all devices

Extracurricular activities

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

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 and dedicated international study room
  • Modern library and IT centre

Tertiary pathways

  • Early offer of tertiary programs
  • VET and TAFE programs
  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT) and school-based traineeships (SBT) options
  • Priority links to university through Diplomas


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German (junior school)
  • Spanish (junior school)
  • Senior school languages and other languages via distance education

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