Nerang State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​Supportive and friendly school community that values diversity
  2. Central to all that the Gold C​oast has to offer (from the bush to the beach)
  3. Small international program catering for individual student needs​​

Principal's welcome

​​​I am very proud of the achievements of our students over a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Our school has been serving the Nerang community for over 30 years and has developed a reputation for providing high quality education for secondary students. 

The school provides a well-balanced curriculum to cater for students wishing to pursue university courses, as well as those looking to take up an apprenticeship or join the workforce upon leaving school. Nerang High provides students with every opportunity to have a well-rounded education that prepares them to have the confidence and knowledge to succeed as young adults.  

I am confident that we can meet the educational needs of your teenager, and look forward to you choosing us as a preferred partner in giving your child the best possible future.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Nerang State High School is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland and is only a short drive to the beach.

Being centrally located means we have something for everyone. Students can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking in the Gold Coast’s national parks, surfing at our famous beaches, mountain bike riding in Nerang State Forest or fishing at Hinze Dam.

Nerang State High School is part of a friendly community and we are excited about welcoming new students from many different nations to join our school.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Comets Academic Excellence program (Years 7–12)
  • Mountain biking (Years 7–12)
  • Instrumental music, concert band, drumline (Years 7–12)
  • Student leadership and student support programs (Years 7–12)
  • Drone program – Certificate III Aviation (remote pilot licence) (Years 11–12), Introduction to Drones (Year 10)
  • Catering and hospitality practices (Years 11–12)
  • Recreational studies (Years 11–12)
  • Early childhood studies (Years 11–12)
  • Certificate III in Active Volunteering (Years 11–12)
  • Certificate I in Furnishing (Years 11–12)
  • Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
  • Athlete Development program (Years 7–9)
  • Quality Arts music program (Years 7–9)
  • Quality Arts dance performance program (Years 7–9)
  • Quality Arts drama program (Years 7–9)​

Extracurricular activities

  • Mountain biking
  • Choral band, drumline, concert band
  • Dance troupe
  • Musical theatre
  • Inter-school sports
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Chess
  • Interact club
  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Student council
  • International study tours – Japan and Malaysia
  • School Events – Harmony Day, Nerang’s Got Talent Quest, swimming and sports carnivals
  • Senior leadership camp
  • Lady Elliot Island trip
  • Duke of Edinburgh trips –​ K'gari (Fraser Island), Mt Barney, Girraween National Park

School facilities

  • Trade skills centre
  • Commercial kitchen facilities
  • Dance studio
  • Dedicated music room
  • Performing arts stage
  • Science laboratories
  • Amphitheatre
  • Special Education facilities
  • Gym, indoor sports hall, cricket pitch, outdoor netball and basketball courts and two large sports fields
  • Projectors in all classrooms
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) personal laptop program

Tertiary pathways


  • ​Japa​nese
  • Spanish

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023