Corinda State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​Welcome to Corinda State High School – one of Brisbane’s leading state high schools.

Our vision: To Exceed Your Expectations

Our school enjoys an enviable reputation which is rich in tradition, and recognised for its innovation and progressive programs. We are very proud of our school and what it has to offer your child.

Corinda State High School is well regarded for its high standards and expectations in relation to academic excellence. Our curriculum programs would have to be the most extensive and broad ranging programs on offer in the Metropolitan region. Our school has a very strong focus on Science & Maths and in the Arts and a very competitive sporting reputation. Our elite Sporting Programs in Tennis, Football and Dance are recognised for their elite specialised training and coaching.

The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including instrumental music, debating and Agriculture. We are recognised for our successes in the International Space Design Competition.

Every student graduates from this school competitive, qualified and proud to say they went to Corinda State High School.

We live by our school motto, ensuring our students are ready for whatever challenges lie ahead.

Our school motto: Hodie Quoque Cras – ‘Not only for today but for tomorrow also’.

I am extremely proud to be part of this great school and I welcome you to become a part of this amazing school community.​

Three reasons to choose Corinda State High School

  1. Central location, safe environment and a caring and friendly support from the International Student Services Team
  2. Strong academic focus, broad range of subjects and an Academic Coach supporting academic excellence
  3. Strong and established partnerships with high-performing Queensland universities providing multiple and accelerated pathways for students.

School Information

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Corinda State High School is one of Brisbane’s leading co-educational independent public schools. It is located in a beautiful, leafy setting in the western suburbs of Brisbane, just 20 minutes by train from the city.

Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in their academic endeavours and to perform at their optimum level, whether in the academic arena, the arts, on the sporting fields or volunteering in the community.

Corinda offers an extensive curriculum that challenges and extends students in their academic and personal growth. The International Student Program plays an important role with our student body as we recognise our place in the global community. Corinda lives and breathes its vision to 'Exceed Your Expectations'.

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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

Links with University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, University Southern Queensland (USQ), Griffith University (GU), Bond University

School facilities

  • State-of-the-art science laboratories
  • Agricultural farm
  • Dance, drama and recording studios
  • Indoor sports centre, sports ovals, tennis courts, gym
  • Industry standard kitchens
  • Library and Information Communication Centre
  • Corinda Cafe – student coffee shop
  • International Student Centre and student HUB with kitchen facilities

Extracurricular activities

  • Australian Space Design competition
  • Inter-school debating competition
  • Instrumental music ensembles: concert, chamber strings, symphonic band, percussion and big bands
  • Voice and guitar tuition
  • Specialised sports
  • Performing arts – music, drama, dance
  • Agricultural farm teams

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.


  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Special programs

  • Tennis Excellence program
  • Engineering, design and technology
  • Soccer Excellence program with the Queensland Roar football club
  • Dance Excellence program
  • Exceptional mathematics and science
  • Extensive Gifted and Talented programs
  • Highly acclaimed Instrumental Music program and Youth Orchestra
  • Award-winning student leadership
  • eLearning (DET) Immersion Excellence


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