Kedron State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​I welcome you to Kedron State High School. We are a school that delivers excellence in education each and every day. Kedron offers a unique, friendly and academically focused learning environment for all of our international students.

It is a privilege to be Principal of this great school. I lead an outstanding staff who tirelessly work to inspire our students to be the next leaders shaping the future of our world. Our consistently high expectations, combined with personalised attention, has led to ongoing outstanding academic success from when the school first opened in 1956.

The International Student Program is a very important and very well supported part of our school. Our exceptional school offers the very best experience an international student can desire. Whilst you are studying at Kedron SHS your welfare and achievements are of paramount importance to us. We welcome you to the Kedron family.

Three reasons to choose Kedron State High School

  1. An extensive and accomplished music program, languages program and science program
  2. Highly experienced, caring and supportive international program and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) staff
  3. Our multicultural campus is accepting and welcoming of people from all over the world

School Information

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​Kedron State High School is a traditional, academic, disciplined school with a long history of scholastic excellence. Situated six kilometres from Brisbane’s central business district, Kedron State High School is characterised by strong academic outcomes, which are consistently above state average, and highly professional and dedicated teachers.

Kedron State High School hosts the only English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) unit in Brisbane North, and offers an extensive range of cultural, sporting and extracurricular programs. Students at Kedron State High School consistently live up to its motto – "To Strive is to Shine".

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Homestay

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

  • Over 95% of students annually gain access to university courses
  • Kedron’s university scholarship winners include international students
  • Pathways to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) programs

School facilities

  • Indoor sports stadium
  • Business education centre
  • Extensive computer laboratories
  • Music laboratory with recording facilities
  • Spacious science laboratories

Extracurricular activities

 

  • Chess
  • Writers’ club
  • Debating
  • Student council
  • Student community charity group (Interact)
  • Sporting competitions
  • Music competitions
  • Camps and excursions

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

Languages

  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish

Special programs

  • Music ensembles, concert bands, orchestra, music extension, chorale groups, harp program
  • Infuse Program (music)
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/​D) support
  • Hospitality program providing students with industry experience
  • Laptop program
  • Vocational education and training (VET)​

Disclaimer

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 04 April 2017
Last updated 04 April 2017