North Lakes State College

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Principal's Welcome


Three reasons to choose North Lakes State College

  • A seamless transition between each phase of learning within the one school
  • Student-centred teaching and learning that incorporates project-based learning
  • A whole-college (Prep to Year 12) focus on student engagement and wellbeing.

School Information

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​North Lakes State College is an innovative master-planned college in Queensland, where students have access to stateof- the art learning environments. The college embodies the philosophy of lifelong learning. This journey is reflected in our curriculum, teaching and assessment practices that provide students with skills to achieve individual success.

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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

  • Early start university programs – The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
  • Comprehensive vocational education opportunities on and off campus

School facilities

  • ​Engineering and robotics laboratory
  • Hospitality kitchens equipped with industry-standard appliances
  • State-of-the-art, air-conditioned Performing Arts complex
  • Dance and drama studios

Extracurricular activities

  • School camps in Year 11 (Sunshine Coast), Year 9 (Outback), Year 7 (Sunshine Coast), and Year 5 (Gold Coast)
  • Instrumental music programs with students participating in choral, strings, concert and stage bands
  • Outdoor education camps
  • Italian Sister School exchange​​

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


  • Italian is taught from Prep through to Year 12
  • Italian Immersion program in Years 7, 8 and 9
  • Chinese is taught from Prep through to Year 5 and in Year 7​

Special programs

  • Signature Golf Program at a nationally ranked golf course

  • Signature Basketball Program

  • Signature Rugby Program

  • Signature Dance Program

  • Italian Immersion Program

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 Honours program in mathematics, science, Study of Society and Environment (SOSE) and English for highly able students

  • Enrichment and extension programs

  • International competitions and assessment for schools (ICAS) in mathematics, science, English and computing

  • ICAS for all Year 4, 6, 8 and 10 students

  • Instrumental music competitions

  • Regional, state and national robotics competitions

  • Dance and choir eisteddfods 

  • Theatre sports competitions

  • Students at North Lakes State College participate in a range of interschool and recreational sports both on and off campus​​


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 reviewed 01 September 2017
Last updated 01 September 2017