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I am very pleased to welcome you to Ipswich State High School, a school of many opportunities.
Our school is just 40 minutes from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and close to the beaches and the mountains. You are part of the best Queensland has to offer when you enrol at Ipswich High.
Whatever your skills or interests, we will help you become an expert – are you a dancer, a cook or a carpenter? Do you love science, engineering or sport? Have you ever thought of being a hairdresser or a make-up artist?
Students at our school can do all these things and more. Our staff and student mentors will guide you every step of the way and provide advice and motivation as you choose your career path.
We have wonderful families who are experienced in hosting international students. You have made an excellent decision by choosing our school.
The school offers enrichment to students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as well as four High Performance Academies offering elite training and coaching programs in rugby league (boys and girls), soccer and dance.
Our broad range of subjects includes programs from one of the largest school-based registered training organisations in Queensland. Over 30 nationally recognised certificate courses are offered, including hair and beauty and Certificate I and II in dance.
A dedicated Student Welfare Faculty ensures a safe, supportive and inclusive school environment. The school is a reflection of the local community in its multicultural nature.
The Ipswich State High School is a school like no other. At The Ipswich State High School we value diversity and recognise and celebrate different cultures as well as the traditional land owners. At Ipswich, we value a student’s diversity by offering a huge selection of subjects from beauty to sport to STEM. With the subject choices and programs that are available any career is possible, any dream is possible.
Innovation, success and harmony at Ipswich State High School.
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.
Ipswich State High School partners with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to enable Year 11 students to complete the Head Start program. This is equivalent to one subject of their first semester at university. Students also have access to tertiary education pathway programs from other universities
The school has one of Queensland’s largest school-based registered training organisations and offers a wide range of certificate courses
Trade training centre
Specialised hair, nails and beauty training rooms and a commercial salon open to the public Dance studios
Art studios with a kiln
Film and television editing suite
Library and resource centre
Extensive sporting facilities, including a fully equipped gym and swimming pool
Concert band, choir, stage band, strings ensemble and instrumental music program
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Netball, soccer, volleyball, rugby league
Cultural study tours (onshore and offshore)
NASA Experience trip
School musical and concerts
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 (Years 7 – 12)
Excellence programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, rugby league, dance, hair and beauty and STEM
Trade training programs in furnishing, carpentry, technology and engineering
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D)
Certificate I, II and III courses in a broad range of subjects
Hair, nails and beauty programs
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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