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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.
Ipswich State High School offers a unique learning
environment in Queensland’s oldest provincial city,
with award-winning programs and teachers.
We value diversity and different cultures – including
our traditional land owners and you can make
friendships here that you will keep for life.
Our selection of subjects is huge and includes
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) subjects, sport and beauty, as well as offering
tutoring and assistance with your English.
Year 11 students can study a university subject while
at our school through the Head Start program at
the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
With so many subject choices and programs, our aim is to
focus on preparing you for any career after finishing 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.
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.
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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