Nerang State High School

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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 thirty 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.

Three reasons to choose Nerang State High School

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

School Information

Year established:
Number of students:

Nerang State High School is located just 20 minutes from the beach in the Gold Coast hinterland. Our central location means that 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 a part of a friendly community and we are excited about welcoming new students from many different nations to join our school.

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

  • 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
  • BYOD (personal laptop) program

Extracurricular activities

  • Mountain Biking
  • Funk Band, Drumline, Concert Band
  • Dance Troupe
  • Musical Theatre
  • Inter-school Sports
  • Debating and Public Speaking 
  • Chess
  • Interact Club
  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Origami and Anime Clubs
  • International Study Tours – Japan, America, Malaysia
  • School Events – Harmony Day, Nerang’s Got Talent Quest, Swimming and Sports Carnivals
  • Senior Leadership Camp

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
  • Spanish

Special programs

  • Comets Academic Excellence Program (Years 7–12)
  • Mountain Biking (Years 7–12)
  • Instrumental Music, Concert Band, Funk Band, Drumline (Years 7–12)
  • Student Leadership/ Student Support Programs (Years 7–12)
  • Drone Program- Certificate III remote pilot licence- visual line of sight, Certificate II surveying and spatial (Years 11–12)
  • Catering/ 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 (Year 10–11)
  • 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)


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