Kenmore State School

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Principal's Welcome

​Kenmore State School is a highly regarded Independent Public School situated in the western suburbs of Brisbane. We have a strong, proud tradition and have been providing high quality education for children from the Preparatory Year to Year 6 since 1900. Our school vision; Strive - Create - Achieve drives the work that we do in our school each day with the goal of ensuring every student is succeeding.

The school has a strong direction that is underpinned by our four core priorities. We aim to build successful leaners through great teaching and setting high expectations. We also aim to build strong partnerships with our parents and school community forging a genuine sense of trust with our community.

Kenmore has a positive, welcoming feel and a tolerant and accepting school culture. We have dedicated programs that accelerate learning in the English language.

We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.

Three reasons to choose Kenmore State School

  1. A strong academic curriculum catering for all learning needs within a highly inclusive framework
  2. High expectations for our students both in their school work and behaviour
  3. We are committed to achieving the best for our students in academic, sporting, artistic and cultural fields

School Information

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Kenmore State School is in western Brisbane, close to The University of Queensland, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and public transport.

For 120 years, we have provided children with highquality education. We are proud of our current academic results, which are above the state average, and continue to celebrate our champion sports teams.

Our goal is success for every student through individual teaching and communication with parents.

Accelerate your child’s English language learning with our dedicated programs.

Extension programs include: digital technology, junior engineers, mathematics, music, German (Years 5–6), arts and leadership.

We provide before and after school care during terms and vacation care in the holidays, offering your child many activity choices, including gardening, art and crafts, sport, games and cooking.

Contact details


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

School facilities

  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Indoor sport and performance centre
  • 25-metre pool
  • Full size oval
  • Two tennis courts
  • Netball court
  • Three adventure playgrounds

Extracurricular activities

  • Annual multicultural festival
  • Beach camp (Year 5)
  • Canberra camp (Year 6)
  • After school learning programs
  • Instrumental music program
  • Community-based learning programs
  • Sport at district, state and national levels
  • Swimming program (swimming pool on site)
  • Outside school hours care
  • Chess club
  • Brisbane Bands Festival
  • Eisteddfods and ‘Fanfare’ for instrumental music students
  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competitions
  • Mathematics team challenge
  • Inter-school sports
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Flag tag
  • Tennis
  • Softball

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.


  • German
  • Specialist English as an Additional Language/ Dialect (EAL/D) program

Special programs

  • Instrumental music, band and choral programs
  • Reading to Learn – literacy program to accelerate English learning
  • Junior engineering extension program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) specialist teacher
  • International study tours
  • Professional visits from international delegations
  • Honours program for extension students
  • Specialist education support programs
  • Learning support programs


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 20 June 2022