MacGregor State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​Extensive expertise in international and language programs
  2. Purpose-built facilities and specialist programs in music, languages, design and creative industries
  3. A convenient location adjacent to a busway and public transport hub
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Principal's welcome

​​MacGregor State High School is a thriving education community that draws on its members’ diverse backgrounds, experience and talents to forge success.

Our dedicated staff and an innovative curriculum support personal excellence and achievement and will provide you with many opportunities to enjoy all facets of school life through a variety of academic, sporting and cultural activities.

At MacGregor these focus areas are underpinned by high standards, aspiration and opportunity to enable all our students to become ‘The Best We Can Be’. Exceptionally gifted students also enjoy accelerated learning through our 'Honours' Signature Programs.

As a senior school student you can also benefit from our close associations with leading universities by taking part in high school programs with Griffith University, The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. Over the years, it has been shown that students with a strong academic performance, high levels of motivation and good organisational skills can do very well with early university studies.

We are proud of our school and look forward to welcoming you to the MacGregor school community.

School overview

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Year school established

School website

MacGregor State High School is located 13 kilometres from Brisbane city centre, close to Griffith University and the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, with excellent access to public transport, including the city busway, parks and shopping centre.

We have a reputation for academic excellence and a learning environment that inspires, challenges and rewards. We are proud of our school community, which has a strength of diversity supported by compassion and respect from staff and students from more than 60 cultural backgrounds.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Academic honours signature programs (Years 7–10)
  • Business Enterprise Future Anything (Year 9)
  • Music Excellence (Years 7–10)
  • Extension music programs (Year 12)
  • Instrumental and vocal programs (Years 7–12)
  • Centre for Artistic Development (CAD) (Years 10–12)
  • Junior Aspiring CAD (Years 7–9)
  • Dance performance team (Years 7–12)
  • Engineering (Years 8–12)

Extracurricular activities

  • Public speaking
  • International connect
  • SMARTStart homework club
  • Australian mathematics and geography competitions
  • ASX share-market game
  • State-wide design and technologies subject awards
  • Spellathon
  • School musical
  • Creative Generation (CGEN)
  • Sport programs—state and national competitions
  • Representative pathways for Queensland ​School Sports (QSS)
  • Swimming, cross country and athletics championships
  • Humanities museum night
  • Arts gala and performance evenings
  • Languages cultural day
  • Multicultural assembly—school-wide cultural celebration​

School facilities

  • Design and technology precinct
  • Library learning hub
  • International student lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Outdoor learning centre
  • Canteen serving hot and cold food daily

Tertiary pathways

  • University of Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Griffith University


  • Chinese (Years 7–12)
  • Japanese (Year​s 7–12)
  • German (Years 7–12)

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.

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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