Pimlico State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Pimlico State High School

  1. ​A commitment to academic achievements and the performing arts
  2. A strong commitment to internationalism to prepare students for global citizenship
  3. Close-knit, friendly and safe environment for all students

School Information

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​Pimlico State High School is located in Townsville, North Queensland. Pimlico is committed to providing all students with a quality educational experience. The school aims to achieve excellence in teaching and learning within a safe and supportive school environment. Pimlico has a strong emphasis on academic excellence, and is well known for its outstanding performing arts and instrumental music programs. The school also has well developed links with James Cook University and the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE.

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

  • ​James Cook University
  • Griffith University Conservatorium of Music
  • Central Queensland University (including TAFE programs)

School facilities

  • Performing arts centre
  • Multipurpose shelter
  • Library resource centre
  • Networked computer laboratories
  • Sports fields
  • Athletics training facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Science laboratories
  • Specialised art facilities
  • Film and television media room
  • Attractive landscaped grounds

Extracurricular activities

  • Participation in a wide variety of school music ensembles including: symphony orchestra, chamber strings, string orchestra, wind symphony, wind ensemble, concert and stage band, choirs, percussion ensemble, guitar ensemble, and woodwind, string and brass ensembles
  • Music camps and tours
  • Regular music performances
  • Fanfare and music eisteddfods
  • Student council
  • Debating
  • Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge
  • One Act Play Festival
  • Xdance
  • Creative Generation art competition
  • Athletics program
  • Cross-country training
  • Interschool sports competitions
  • Leadership camp
  • Overseas study tours
  • Ski trip
  • Subject area excursions
  • Excursions for EQI students, including scuba diving, snorkelling and billabong sanctuary and other local attractions

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


  • ​French
  • German
  • Japanese

Special programs

  • ​Musical Instruments
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Athletics


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 13 August 2018
Last updated 13 August 2018