Murrumba State Secondary College

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Principal's Welcome

​​​​​Welcome to Queensland, Australia, and a very warm welcome to Murrumba State Secondary College. Our wonderful College is a co-educational Independent Public School with an outstanding reputation for success and innovation.

At Murrumba, we nurture a strong sense of belonging within our students and inspire them to create their preferred futures. High standards of both academic and vocational learning are fostered, and we build strong traditions across our three pillars; academic, sporting and cultural endeavours.

Murrumba’s curriculum-base is broad, and features excellence programs including Engineering Excellence, Football Academy, High Performing Music Academy, Spanish Acceleration and Spanish Immersion. Our innovative learning experiences are supported by cutting-edge technology and ensure that the talents and interests of all students are recognised and cultivated.

We are extremely proud of our College and the students and staff who are the foundation of our vibrant and positive learning culture. We very much look forward to welcoming you as one of our ‘Murrumba Pride.’

Three reasons to choose Murrumba State Secondary College

  1. Our solid foundation of values and welcoming environment gives students a strong sense of belonging in the 'Pride of Murrumba'.
  2. An unrelenting focus on quality outcomes for all our students encourages them to achieve their personal best and to develop pride in themselves, the College and their community.
  3. We deliver world-class education using cutting-edge technology.

School Information

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We are located in a beautiful part of Brisbane’s northern suburbs, with easy access to the thriving city of Brisbane, the relaxing foreshore of Moreton Bay and the endless beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

Our college opened in 2012 and is now the school of first choice in the Murrumba area.

We provide world-class learning programs delivered in impressive and expansive facilities featuring a wide range of innovative learning technologies.

Our students are aged from 12 to 18 years and are known as ‘the Pride of Murrumba’.

Our college is a welcoming environment where students thrive academically, socially, culturally and in sporting endeavours.

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

School facilities

  • Science Centre including both senior and junior laboratories as well as a 90-seat lecture theatre
  • Technology and Design Centre featuring robotics laboratories, computer aided design labs, project design labs and a wide range of design and construction workspaces
  • More than 60 general learning areas featuring the latest interactive technologies and collaborative work spaces
  • Industry quality hospitality and catering facilities
  • iServices precinct combining the latest in digital technologies
  • Creative industries precinct including film and television suites, a green room, visual arts spaces, dance studios, soundproof music rehearsal labs, instrumental music suites and a 300-seat Performing Arts Centre
  • Large indoor sports centre including a kinesiology lab
  • New Innovations centre

Extracurricular activities

  • Debating and public speaking
  • Instrumental Music Program: strings, percussion, bands (wind, contemporary and orchestra) and vocal ensembles
  • Dance – Junior Performance Team, Senior Performance Team, Open Hip Hop Team
  • Tech Crew
  • Drama Club
  • Theatre sports
  • Culinary Club
  • SciConnect
  • Student Volunteering and Community Service Program
  • Year 7/9/11 camps
  • Student Representative Council
  • Student Leadership team
  • Homework Club
  • Writers’ Club
  • The Lion: Student Newspaper
  • Sporting competitions – Queensland Oztag Schools Cup, Netball, Rugby Union, Federation of International Sport Aerobics & Fitness (FISAF) Sports Aerobics

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.


  • Spanish (acceleration and immersion)

Special programs

  • Football Academy
  • High Performance Music Program (Year 7–10)
  • Spanish Acceleration (Year 7)
  • Spanish Immersion (Year 8–10)
  • Our flagship Engineering Excellence Program (Year 7–10)


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