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Mackay North State High School has a proud tradition of educational excellence in the Mackay region. As a Band 11 school, we have an enrolment of over 1300 students. Our dedicated staff are committed to high quality teaching and learning across the school from Years 7 to 12.
At North we believe every student has the opportunity to succeed. We offer students a range of pathways as they progress from Junior Secondary to Senior Secondary, and we have high expectations of our students, whichever pathway they commit to follow.
Our school values of respect, resilience and confidence are embedded into all facets of school life at North High. From our school wide well-being programs to our programs of academic excellence our students are always encouraged to strive for their best.
The Mackay North State High School community is proud of the achievements of our students and our staff. Our dedicated leadership team work together to ensure that our school offers the very best education to all students.
Our school is located in the tropical Queensland
coastal city of Mackay, approximately 1000 km north
of Brisbane and 150 km from the world-famous
beachside community of Airlie Beach, gateway to the
Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.
Our school has a reputation for academic excellence and
outstanding achievement in sport, music, and visual and
performing arts. We are well resourced and able to offer an
extensive range of subjects and extracurricular activities.
The Mackay region offers a wide variety of experiences,
including boating, fishing, wildlife watching and cultural
events. Enjoy weekends with your homestay family
discovering our tropical rainforests coastal islands
and wallabies at sunrise on our sandy beaches.
Our community is safe, welcoming and committed
to ensuring a positive experience for our students.
We invite you to join our international family.
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.
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.
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.
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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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