Gladstone State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​Gladstone State High School is a great school with a proud tradition of educational excellence. We deliver the Every Student Succeeding - State School’s Strategy 2016-2020 by providing a broad range of opportunities for your student. We have dedicated staff who go the extra mile to help students achieve success

We have a strong improvement agenda focussed on high impact strategies that lead to high quality teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to engage with their own learning to become assessment literate, self- directed learners well prepared for their future. We value partnerships with parents/ guardians in their child’s learning journey.
At Gladstone State High we are:

  • Engaged
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Safe

The students of State High are its greatest asset. Every year, our students excel in the achievement of academic results. They achieve a range of awards and scholarships. They make regional, state and national sporting teams and engage in a range of cultural competitions and events.
By the time they complete their education at Gladstone State High School, they emerge as well rounded young people who are ready to take on the challenges of the future.

We look forward to your child joining our community.

Three reasons to choose Gladstone State High School

  1. ​Strong academic, cultural and sporting focus, with a broad range of curriculum offerings
  2. Positive and safe environment within a caring school community that accepts and respects all students
  3. Students are prepared for the world of work, life-long learning and productive active citizenships in a local and global society.

School Information

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​Gladstone State High is a vibrant, futures-orientated school that aims to establish in all students a foundation for the pursuit of lifelong learning. It is an established school with many traditions that have been developed over time. The school is situated on nearly 9 hectares, close to the CBD with views to the harbour and nearby islands. 

Staff are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where students are valued and given opportunities to reach their potential. Gladstone State High School has a fine reputation for academic, cultural and sporting excellence. It is a leader in the fields of vocational educational training and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. An extensive range of senior subjects are provided to meet students’ needs and interests.

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

  • ​Central Queensland University – SUN program for senior students starting university study in Yr. 12
  • Engineering Link Project with Central Queensland University

School facilities

  • Indoor sports facility
  • Business education centre
  • Sports ovals/tennis courts
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Science laboratories
  • Resource centre
  • Language centre
  • Tertiary pathways
  • Central Queensland University – SUN program for senior students starting university study in Year 12
  • Engineering Link Project with Central Queensland University

Extracurricular activities

  • Local eisteddfod
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Public speaking
  • Rotary Interact
  • Junior Student Council
  • Senior Student Council
  • Camps and excursions
  • School choir
  • School musicals
  • Human-powered vehicles
  • School radio
  • Creative Generation Program
  • Goldings Showcase: art exhibitions
  • Tour de Chaplain 

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


  • ​Korean

Special programs

  • Volleyball School of Excellence
  • Music Extension
  • Senior Master Class
  • Gladstone Region Technical College (a campus of Gladstone State High) offers apprenticeship opportunities in a range of trades
    • EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction
    • EQIP Engineering Skills Centre
    • EQIP Business & IT Skills Centre
    • PREQIP program
  • Instrumental music program
  • Music ensembles, concert, stage and big bands
  • Hospitality
  • Marine studies
  • Trade Skills Centre
  • BYOx Computer Program
  • EAL/D support classes
  • Vocational courses at TAFE
  • North West Island trip


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 07 September 2016
Last updated 07 September 2016