MacGregor State High School

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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.​

Three reasons to choose MacGregor State High School

  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

School Information

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MacGregor State High School is located 13km from the 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.

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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

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

School facilities

  • Design and Technology precinct
  • Library learning hub
  • International student lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Outdoor Learning Centre
  • Canteen serving hot and cold food daily

Extracurricular activities

  • Lions Youth of the Year public speaking
  • Debating
  • Science, Technology, Maths and Smart Start Clubs
  • Australian Mathematics and Geography Competitions
  • ASX Share-market Game
  • Queensland History Teachers' Association (QHTA) ANZAC History Competition
  • National History Summit
  • School Musical
  • Creative Generation
  • Sport Programs – State and National competitions
  • Representative Pathways for QSSSS Sports
  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Championships
  • Humanities Museum Night
  • Arts Gala and performance evenings
  • Languages Cultural Day
  • Annual Multicultural Assembly – school-wide cultural celebration

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.


  • Chinese (Years 7–12)
  • Japanese (Years 7–12)
  • German (Years 7–12)

Special programs

  • Academic Honours Signature Programs (Years 7–10)
  • Chinese Language Excellence Program (Years 7–10)
  • Music Excellence (Years 7–10)
  • Extension Music Programs (Year 12)
  • Instrumental Music and Choral Programs
  • Centre for Artistic Development (CAD) (Years 11–12)
  • Junior Aspiring CAD (Years 7–10)
  • Engineering (Years 8–12)
  • Project Based Learning PACE (Year 7)


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