Kenmore State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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.
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School overview

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Kenmore State High School is a globally minded learning community, committed to helping students reach their full potential. We are located on a large campus surrounded by beautiful gardens and close to public transport.

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

Professional and dedicated staff contribute much to the lives of our international students and 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.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Accelerated mathematics program and university-level mathematics
  • Senior Music Extension program (Years 7–10)​
  • 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
  • UQ Science Ambassador Program
  • Student leadership opportunities​
  • One-to-one student laptop program

Extracurricular activities

  • International Student Program camp and excursions
  • Instrumental and choral music program (to suit various skill levels):
    • ​string orchestra
    • symphonic band
    • big band
    • percussion ensemble
  • Drama, dance troupe, theatre sports, musical and play festival
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Wide range of clubs including robotics, chess, anime, art, gaming, running, Taiko drumming 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

School facilities

  • State-of-the-art science facility
  • International student hub with lounge, kitchen and teaching rooms
  • Film and television studio and green room
  • Modern performing and visual arts centre
  • Activities centre
  • Purpose-built Junior Secondary precinct
  • Dance studio

Tertiary 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


  • ​German​
  • German extension
  • Japanese

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023