Kelvin Grove State College

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Principal's Welcome

​​Welcome to our Kelvin Grove State College profile. We are a Prep to Year 12 School in the centre of Brisbane. As a school involved in educating International students from all over the world for the past 20 years, Kelvin Grove State College offers a first rate ‘Preparatory through Pathways’ educational experience for students from all over the world. We are also situated across the road from the Queensland University of Technology, a world class university and have many strong links with this university that add value to the student learning experiences here at the college.

Our school has a very strong academic, cultural and sporting history and is characterised by a number of Excellence programs in academic subject areas, as well as Art and Design, Engineering and a number of sports. The college also offers the academic program for students in the Queensland Ballet Academy. Our college community plays a vital role in providing the important balance between academic excellence and the social and emotional well-being of our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Three reasons to choose Kelvin Grove State College

  1. As part of the P–12 college, each sub-school (junior, middle and senior) provides opportunities to excel academically in sports and the arts
  2. Experienced and highly qualified staff to support and integrate students, with English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) across all subject areas
  3. Strong and established links with QUT, Griffith University (GU) and other tertiary institutions, providing multiple pathways for students​

School Information

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​Kelvin Grove State College is only three kilometres from Brisbane city’s CBD. The college is convenient to public transport, adjoins the Kelvin Grove Campus of Queensland University of Technology and is adjacent to Kelvin Grove Urban Village. The college has three campuses – junior, middle and senior, and is part of a unique educational precinct that provides a focus on excellence in learning.

Having one of the first International Student programs accredited by EQI means we have well-established, effective support structures for international students, both at school and with homestay families.

Our ‘Prep to Pathways’ opportunities and our International Student program caters for students of different backgrounds, abilities, and interests and has the highest level of accreditation with EQI.

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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

  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) partnership programs:
    • START QUT (Year 12)
    • QUT Engineering
    • QUT Mathematics C
    • QUT Art and Design Excellence

School facilities

  • Separate Junior, Middle and Senior school areas
  • Performing and visual arts facility
  • Dance studios
  • Instrumental music complex
  • Science and technology laboratories
  • Gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports ovals

Extracurricular activities

  • Music programs – orchestras, jazz and string ensembles, bands, choirs, musicals
  • Student Representative Council
  • Debating
  • Social justice, environmental and magazine committees
  • Sporting teams
  • Academic competitions

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


  • ​Japanese
  • Italian

Special programs

  • Aviation Excellence
  • Queensland Golf School of Excellence
  • Queensland Tennis School of Excellence
  • Queensland Football School of Excellence
  • Art and Design Excellence
  • Engineering Technology School of Excellence
  • Mathematics C Excellence​
  • Queensland Ballet’s Senior Program
  • KG Dance Excellence
  • Music Excellence
  • High Achievers and Academic Achievers Program (Middle School)
  • Volleyball specialisation
  • Information technology – Bring Your Own Device program


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 03 April 2017
Last updated 03 April 2017