Elanora State High School

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Principal's Welcome


Three reasons to choose Elanora State High School

  1. Every student undertakes a personalised learning’ journey through secondary schooling to future employment, further training or university.
  2. Our Senior 11 & 12 students will be involved in the 4 day school program, allowing them to have Friday’s to study, work or travel. 
  3. Personalised International Team and support staff to assist  and support out International students throughout their journey at Elanora.

School Information

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​Elanora State High School is an innovative school situated on the southern end of the Gold Coast, in walking distance to beautiful beaches. The school is nestled between local suburban areas and the foothills of the hinterland. Elanora High School’s vision is – "Ready to Learn, Ready for Life". It is an academy school, with the senior academies (Years 11 and 12) focusing on business and industry; science and engineering; culture and the arts; health and fitness and sport.

The junior academy focuses on preparing students for academic and vocational pathways. Year 10 is a transition year to allow students to enrol in subjects of interest and preparation for the senior academies.

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

  • Direct entry into Universities on the
  • Gold Coast and Brisbane
  • Griffith University and Southern Cross Early Start to Tertiary studies program
  • Year 11 and 12 entry into university
  • Vocational and educational  training courses
  • Diploma courses

School facilities

  • Multiple Computer Labs
  • First class Science laboratories
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Boating and marine
  • Large indoor gymnasium
  • Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts
  • Music practice rooms
  • Fully equipped Kitchens and restaurant
  • Photography Lab
  • International Centre 

Extracurricular activities

  • International Surfing Program
  • English as Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) Lessons (weekly)
  • Japan tour
  • Performing Arts Showcases
  • Ski Trip
  • Byron Bay, Brisbane and 
  • Sunshine Coast Day Trips
  • Tangalooma Island Resort Trip (including: snorkeling, sand tobogganing and dolphin feeding) Term 1 & 4
  • Sydney Trip (Term 2)
  • Cairns Great Barrier Reef Trip (Term 3

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


  • ​Japanese

Special programs

  • Academic class of excellence and extension classes in English and mathematics
  • Sports excellence class
  • Business and IT 
  • Touch football excellence
  • Performing Arts (including Dance and Drama)
  • Aquatic Practices (including sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and first aid)
  • Photography
  • Hospitality
  • Visual Arts
  • Music


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 reviewed 24 March 2017
Last updated 24 March 2017