Ormeau Woods State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​Welcome to our International Student Program. 

Ormeau Woods State High School values our newly developed International student programs.

Since celebrating our 10th anniversary last year, our students have accomplished outstanding feats and development in academic, sporting, culture, arts and social areas.
We look forward to welcoming students from overseas destinations on both short-term and long-term programs.

Our school community already  embraces families from different cultures and we value the cultural heritage of other nations.

Ormeau Woods State High School is motivated to nurturing our students to becoming global citizens and passionate in encouraging global networks of friendship, education and business.

Our international programs prepare students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required in a globalised world which includes cultural understanding and personal development for our visitors and for our school community.

We are excited that you have chosen Ormeau Woods State High School for your education journey and our teachers and support staff are here to guide you throughout your stay. 

With the spectacular Gold Coast region on our doorstep, there are many adventures and activities to explore.

We know that you will enjoy your educational experience at Ormeau Woods State High School.

Three reasons to choose Ormeau Woods State High School

  1. Diverse range of specialist programs, including Dance (Academy of Dance), Art (School of Fine Art—SoFA), Technology (TedEx), Digital Media (DigiX) and Academic Excellence (XL).
  2. A leading Queensland school where all students can excel in: academic studies, cultural and creative fields, sporting pursuits and community service.
  3. Personalised international team and support staff to assist and support our international students throughout their journey at Ormeau Woods.​

School Information

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Ormeau Woods State High School is located just 30 minutes from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We are surrounded by nature reserves and walking trails, with kangaroos often seen hopping around.

Our school prides itself on the four pillars: academic, sporting, community and cultural. Students can participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and we offer more than 40 elective subjects including robotics and engineering. Our motto, ‘Linking Learning with Life’ reflects our commitment to a curriculum that includes experiences outside the classroom and where there is a strong connection between school, family and community.

We have excellent facilities, technology and equipment to provide you with a quality education, and our staff, students and families work together as a team to achieve quality learning outcomes for all. Respect for self, each other, our school and the wider community are Ormeau Woods State High School’s guiding principles.

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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

  • ​Academic monitoring and tertiary guidance
  • Located within 40km of 4 leading Queensland universities
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

School facilities

  • ​Multiple computer labs
  • First-class science laboratories
  • Performing Arts theatre (including a dance studio)
  • Industrial Workshops
  • Large indoor gymnasium
  • Hospitality kitchens
  • Music practice rooms
  • Multimedia studio
  • Engineering and construction workshops
  • Creative industries studio
  • Language centre

Extracurricular activities

  • ​Instrumental Music Program
  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Biennial Japan Tour

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

  • The Academy of Dance (Years 7–12)
  • Studio of Fine Art (SOFA) (Years 7–12)
  • TEDex (Technology, Engineering and Design Excellence) (Years 7–12)
  • DigiX (Digital Media Excellence) (Years 7–11)
  • XL (Academic Excellence) (Years 7–9)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality and Business
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Dance
  • Touch Football Program endorsed by Touch Football Australia
  • After school tutorials
  • International study tours
  • Annual ski trip to New Zealand
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Choir
  • STEM Club
  • LinCS Leo (Community Service)


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