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Hello, my name is Colin Allen-Waters and I am the proud College Principal of Kawana Waters State College.Kawana Waters State College is a co-educational Queensland Government State School offering education from Prep to Year 12 on two adjoining campuses. The total current student population is 1530.
Our College is situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, approximately 100 km north of Brisbane. Located between Mooloolaba and Caloundra, our College is unique because it is not only close the Pacific Ocean, but also to the world class sports and rowing precincts of Stockland Park and Lake Kawana. Because of this unique location, we have built valuable partnerships that have played an important role in our Programs of Excellence in Football and Aquatics. We also offer Programs of Excellence in Academia and the Arts as part of our diverse, engaging curriculum.
International friendships, International Study Tours and a global perspective projected through our curriculum are the result of a very successful and internationally celebrated International Program that hosts hundreds of International students from Asia, Europe, The Americas and Britain annually. The culture of our College is positively shaped by this exciting program. Kawana Waters P-12 State College is internationally accredited through the Council of International Schools.
Kawana Waters State College is a P–12 college centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, about one hour north of Brisbane. Nestled between ocean and lakes, the college is well positioned to offer a unique Australian education experience, with highly experienced staff offering quality education in a caring environment. The college develops lifelong learners who make a positive contribution to a global society.
Kawana Waters State College has been involved in the EQI program since 1997, and is accredited through the EQI International Student Program and Council of International Schools.
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.
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Headstart program
TAFE Queensland East Coast specialist course entry program
Sunshine Coast Trade Training Centre
Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Allied Health)
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Health Gateway program
Aquatics centre, Olympic-sized swimming pool
Extensive sports facilities
Performing arts centre
Marine aquaculture, marine studies and boating equipment
International Student Centre
Senior marine science studies excursions
Musical dance and drama performances and excursions
International student excursions (Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef)
Writers workshops and competitions
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
Aquatics Excellence program
Arts Excellence program
Football School of Excellence
International Student Program
Academic Curriculum Excellence (ACE) program
Programs of distinction in arts (drama, dance, visual arts, music)
Vocational education and training (marine, tourism, computing, arts, hospitality, construction)
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D)
Gifted and talented program
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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