Mount Gravatt State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​Mount Gravatt High is known for its high standards and welcoming community. For more than 15 years Mount Gravatt State High School has welcomed international students to our school. Each year we host more than 50 students. We provide an extensive curriculum, engaging learning and ensure our international students’ experience with us is productive and successful. International students settle quickly to Mount Gravatt High as a result of a well-planned orientation and on-going support from our ISP team. There is opportunity for international students to be involved in school leadership positions. Students who commit to their studies and who are willing to take on the challenges studying overseas presents, do well from their schooling at Mount Gravatt High.

Three reasons to choose Mount Gravatt State High School

  1. 2015 State Winner Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools/junior secondary category
  2. Overall Position 1–5 results consistently higher than the state average. 98% of Year 12 graduates in 2015 received a university offer. National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results consistently well above the Queensland average
  3. School of Excellence – Dance​

School Information

Year established:
Number of students:

Mount Gravatt State High School is 10km from Brisbane, near regular public transport and close to

a university and nature reserves.

Each year we welcome more than 60 international students. Consistently, almost 60% of students

at our school achieve OP 1-10 and about 99% receive a university offer.

We offer extra opportunities such as sport, performing arts and robotics, and school trips to tourist

spots and places of interest around Brisbane.

We also have our own eco-centre where you can help us make homes for wildlife.

You can study university courses and enter competitions in public-speaking, maths and problemsolving,

and you can hold school leadership positions.

We will have a special graduation ceremony after Year 12 to celebrate your time with us and to wish

you well in your future.​

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

  • ​Partnership with Griffith University (GU)
  • Tertiary courses at school
  • Early university entry for Year 12

School facilities

  • Well-equipped facilities for technology, science, art, construction, engineering, sports and performing arts
  • ​New performing arts centre - to be completed in 2019​
  • ​Fully-automated eLearning Resource Centre​
  • One-to-one laptop program in Years 8–12 (all students receive a laptop computer)

Extracurricular activities

  • Robotics club
  • Running club
  • Kokoda Endurance Trek
  • School music program (band, ensembles, choir) and public performances
  • Elite dance troupe
  • Students are encouraged to participate in a range of competitions (e.g. mathematics, science and English)
  • Senior and junior drama clubs
  • International student study group
  • Pre-teaching of junior maths
  • Environmental club caring for our Eco Centre (with The University of Queensland)
  • Junior and senior book clubs
  • QSS Futsal
  • European Handball Tournament
  • Cooking club
  • Coding club
  • IMPACT Centre Critical Thinking Projects
  • Chess club

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

Special programs

  • Dance - School of Excellence
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Excellence Program 
  • Academic extension program
  • Griffith University’s Excellence Expo Competition, including extension activities using external mentors
  • High school public speaking competition and advanced mathematics programs run through Canberra University
  • Debating competitions run by the Queensland Debating Union​


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 06 November 2018