As a keen traveller I am always grateful for the opportunity to spend time living in another country. Not only do you learn a great deal about another culture, you learn a lot about yourself, so congratulations for choosing to challenge yourself in pursuit of this kind of experience.
At Hervey Bay State High School we pride ourselves on being a school where everyone is welcomed. We focus on helping you to reach your full academic potential and to develop global citizenship skills, social confidence and responsibility.
Our school environment encourages intellectual curiosity, independent thought and effective learning habits, and we treat students as individuals with potential, unique strengths and interests. I believe that as a school we can add value by supporting you to achieve in an inclusive community in which all students feel challenged, valued and successful.
We look forward to meeting you and making your Australian experience enjoyable.
Hervey Bay State High School is located on the stunning Queensland coast with whales almost on the doorstep and close to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, enabling us to provide a wide range of learning and life experiences. Hervey Bay has direct flight connections to Brisbane and Sydney and the school is close to shops, transport, beaches and entertainment.
Our teaching programs are a balanced and innovative blend of literacy, numeracy and technology delivered in spacious, contemporary classrooms.
The school’s modern sports precinct, working agricultural farm and extensive choice of extracurricular programs give you the opportunity to expand your Australian experience at school and in the wider community.
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.
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.
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
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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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