Edge Hill State School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Edge Hill State School

  1. High academic standard
  2. Exciting and innovative school curriculum with a focus on international education
  3. A safe, supportive school environment​

School Information

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At Edge Hill State School, located in Cairns in beautiful Far North Queensland – we have an established reputation for excellence.

We focus on the whole child, challenging and supporting your children so they can grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Our curriculum is academically comprehensive, dynamic and engaging.

As well as establishing the foundation skills of literacy and numeracy, we emphasise Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), languages and music so that your child has the technological ability, creativity, global awareness and confidence that they will need to succeed in 21st century life.

A schooling experience at our school is rich and rewarding.

Our students tell us they love our school and we love to welcome visitors from all over the world.

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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

School facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Large oval
  • Sports stadium
  • Purpose-built STEM buildings (including a robotics room, ‘legotorium’, electronics lab and an open-space innovation centre)
  • Playgrounds
  • Performing arts centre
  • Attractive and well-kept grounds

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music (three string orchestrasand two concert bands)
  • Three award winning choirs
  • Public speaking
  • Biennial school musical
  • Inter-school sports
  • Biennial Japanese study tour
  • Sport – Swimming, Cross-country, Athletics, Basketball, Netball, Football, Cricket, Softball, Hockey

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.


  • ​Japanese

Special programs

  • Japanese language immersion program
  • After school Music Academy
  • After school STEM Academy
  • Sustainable living kitchen-garden project
  • Outside school hours care
  • Swimming Club


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