Mitchelton State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​ Congratulations! You have made the decision to study with us at Mitchelton State High School and at our HSP Centre. You have made an excellent decision.

As Principal of Mitchelton State High School, I would like to warmly welcome you to our school. One of the many features that I love about this school is the beautiful, natural environment that surrounds us. Our school is small but the opportunities to excel are huge. We offer a full range of academic subjects across the Junior and Senior phases of learning. Our HSP Centre also offers students an excellent teaching and learning experience as well as a supportive and caring introduction to life in the mainstream. Our school values are Participation, Accountability and Respect and these working with these values will open up many opportunities for you, both within our school and when you graduate. The goal of our school is to provide high quality curriculum, powerful teaching and learning and the best outcomes for every child, every day, in every classroom.

We look forward to meeting and working with you, in order for you to also achieve your goals.

Three reasons to choose Mitchelton State High School

  1. ​A safe and supportive school environment providing flexible learning pathways with rigorous academic programs leading to tertiary entry
  2. 100% seniors graduated with Queensland Certificate of Education
  3. Highly trained and dedicated International Student Support team including a Chinese speaking teacher aide and access to a Japanese speaking teacher.

School Information

Year established:
Number of students:

Our vision is to inspire you to achieve excellence.

In 2017, 90% of our students who applied for tertiary education were successful.

You will have many options here, from academic or vocational pathways or a mixture of the two,

and with our university links you may start your university studies early.

Our school is small, so you will find it easier to make friends and to get to know your teachers.

We offer the successful Montessori program of learning in Years 7, 8 and 9, plus excellence

programs and extracurricular opportunities to help you learn more and to make it easier for you to

become part of our school community.

Our school was established in 1956, 9km north-west of the centre of Brisbane, and very close to

beautiful nature conservation parks.​

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

  • Early start university courses – Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University (GU) and The University of Queensland (UQ) 
  • Certificate II and III courses based at school, including Cert II Trade Training courses​

School facilities

  • Modern learning environments
  • Trade training centre and industrialkitchens
  • Performing arts and dance facility
  • International student centre
  • Basketball and tennis courts, and cricket facilities
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Dedicated junior area

Extracurricular activities

  • Maths, science and English competitions
  • Public-speaking and leadership
  • Instrumental and classroom music
  • Year 7, 9 and 11 camps
  • Tech Crew - sound and lighting
  • Leos Service Club
  • Lions Youth of the Year
  • Dance troupe
  • Guitar and music group
  • Homework club
  • Constitutional Convention
  • The University of Queensland (UQ) - Science Ambassador Program
  • Rugby 7s
  • Italy tour 2018​

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 EQI 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 EQI 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. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Japanese
  • French
  • Chinese

Special programs

  • NEAS accredited HSP program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, including coding and robotics
  • Leadership programs and public speaking​
  • English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) in Years 11 and 12
  • Student laptop program
  • Intensive programs in the performing arts, Sports Excellence, art and design and business and technology


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.

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback.

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Last updated 06 November 2018