Cleveland State School

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Principal's Welcome

​Welcome to Cleveland State School.

For 148 years our school has been an integral part of the local community, establishing itself as a well-respected, well-resourced school with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who support and encourage learners to experience daily success.

When asked about our school, students tell me about relationships, connection and the quality of their teachers. Our consistent teaching approach, known as the 'Cleveland Way' encompasses not only the highest quality teaching strategies from prep to year 6, but how we go about 'wrapping around' students and families with our innovative wellbeing program.

Our school community love the friendly atmosphere of our school. We believe quality education is best achieved with a strong three-way partnership with students and their families, with all of us working together to ensure learning success.

​I would be delighted to share our success with you.

Three reasons to choose Cleveland State School


  1. An inclusive, global minded school, open to the exchange of ideas, culture and language
  2. A strong homestay network and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for students and study tour programs
  3. Partnership and the sharing of expertise and resources with Cleveland District State High School (SHS) to support student learning and transition

School Information

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Cleveland State School is over 150 years old and we are proud of our history of high academic, sporting and creative achievement.

We have a growing reputation for an inclusive, international culture and teaching excellence, and our school is highly regarded in the local community.

We offer you a respectful, safe and supportive learning environment, with many interesting classes and activities for you to enjoy, including languages, and excellent art and music programs.

We focus on literacy, numeracy, science and higher order thinking skills, and we offer many options to challenge and support you and help you to become an active, committed and successful learner.

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

School facilities

  • Dedicated international student and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) rooms
  • Wireless-networked classrooms with access to iPads and desktop and laptop computers
  • Swimming pool
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Outdoor play, sports fields, outdoor learning areas and covered spaces

Extracurricular activities

  • Art exhibitions, twilight concerts and musical theatre
  • Languages Day with Cleveland District State High School
  • Harmony Day, Science Week, Book Week, public speaking, French Week
  • Year 6 camp

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.


  • French (Prep to Year 6)
  • Mandarin (Year 4 and extension – Years 4–6)
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support

Special programs

  • REaDing IncenTive program (REDIT)
  • Arts Alive program including arts extension program, musical theatre and art exhibitions
  • Days of Excellence (public speaking, languages, mathematics, science and arts)
  • Instrumental music program: strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, junior and advanced bands
  • Junior and senior choirs
  • Extension classes for all specialist subjects for students with high intellectual and sporting capabilities
  • STEAM-Athlon – an academic triathlon focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)


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 20 June 2022