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

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Mount Gravatt State High School has an excellent academic, cultural, sporting and community service record. Our ethos is one of high expectations and standards, good discipline and care, where teaching and learning are prioritised.

Each year we welcome more than 60 overseas students. As well as academic, sporting and creative opportunities, we offer school trips to tourist spots and places of interest in Brisbane. We help international students with study groups and individual time management and planning sessions. Our students can participate in university courses and enter competitions in public speaking, science and maths.

We encourage you to hold school leadership positions and will acknowledge your achievements with a special graduation ceremony at the end of Year 12.

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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

School facilities

  • Well-equipped facilities for technology, science, art, construction, engineering, sports and performing arts
  • New Performing Arts centre
  • Fully automated eLearning Resource Centre
  • One-to-one laptop program in Years 7–12 (all students to receive a laptop computer)

Extracurricular activities

  • Elite dance troupe
  • Robotics club
  • Running club
  • Kokoda Endurance Trek
  • School music program (band, ensembles, choir) and public performances
  • 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
  • Chess club
  • IMPACT Centre Critical Thinking Projects (with the University of Queensland)
  • Coding club
  • Cooking club
  • European Handball Tournament
  • Queensland School Sport Futsal
  • Junior and senior book clubs

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.


  • ​Japanese

Special programs

  • Dance – School of Excellence
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Excellence Program
  • Academic Extension Program
  • Griffith University’s Excellence Expo Competition, including extension activities using external mentors
  • High school public speaking competition
  • 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 20 June 2022