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Kenmore State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​Welcome to Kenmore State High School. We are a globally-minded learning community, committed to helping our students reach their potential. Our school enjoys an excellent reputation with outstanding student results across academic, cultural, citizenship and sporting areas. Our professional and dedicated staff contribute much to the lives of our international students. They support and guide students to achieve academic goals as well as help them to plan for their futures. Our international program staff, teachers, and members of the administration team, work together to ensure that our international students have a positive and successful Australian high school learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Three reasons to choose Kenmore State High School

  1. Kenmore State High School (SHS) has very strong academic results. In 2015, 91% of the Year 12 cohort was eligible to receive an Overall Position (OP). Of those students, 21% received an OP1–5; 51% received an OP1–10; and 77% received an OP1–15. In 2015, international students received tertiary places in dentistry, engineering, commerce, business and architecture.
  2. Kenmore SHS offers a very broad variety of subjects and activities.
  3. Kenmore SHS actively celebrates cultural diversity, and is a pleasant, welcoming environment in which to learn.

School Information

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Welcome to Kenmore State High School. We are a globally minded learning community, committed to helping our students reach their potential.

Our school enjoys an excellent reputation with outstanding student results across academic, cultural and sporting areas.

Our professional and dedicated staff contribute much to the lives of our international students. They support and guide students to achieve academic goals as well as help them to plan for their futures.

Our international program staff, teachers and members of the administration team work together to ensure that our international students have a positive and successful Australian high school learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Contact details

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

  • Early start university programs
    • The University of Queensland Enhanced Studies program
    • Queensland University of Technology Start QUT program (university subjects studied during Year 12) 
  • Links with Griffith University and University of the Sunshine Coast

School facilities

  • State-of-the-art science facility
  • International Student Lounge
  • Film and television studio and green room
  • Modern performing and visual arts centre
  • Activities centre
  • Purpose-built Junior Secondary Precinct
  • Dance studio

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music ensembles to suit various playing levels – string orchestras, percussion ensembles and bands
  • Choir program
  • Drama, dance, vocal and stage productions
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Reading and writing group
  • Wide range of clubs including Robotics, Chess, Anime, Art, Gaming, Running and Homework
  • Inter-school sport and sporting gala days
  • Tutoring for EQI students
  • Academic competitions in English, maths and science including The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzClo) Competition

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 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.

Languages

  • ​German
  • German extension
  • Japanese

Special programs

  • Accelerated mathematics program
  • University-level mathematics
  • Music Extension Program (Years 7–9)
  • Ken-X Program (Years 7–9)
    • Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and 21st century learning competencies including critical thinking and collaborative learning
  • German Immersion and Extension Program (Years 7–12)
  • Wellbeing program and student support services
  • English as an Additional Language/ Dialect (EAL/D) targeted support
  • One-to-one student laptop program

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 updated 01 April 2021