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 is a globally minded and academically focused school, offering specialised excellence programs in Global Studies and in Music and Performing Arts.

Through our diverse range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities, we encourage you to become a globally minded citizen and leader.

As one of only 40 schools within Australia accredited with the prestigious Council of International Schools, we are committed to providing a truly world-class education. We welcome international students from all over the world.

You will enjoy a wide range of cultural experiences and become a valued part of our vibrant school community.

We value diversity and community and we offer you a caring environment within a culture of safety, respect and support.

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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

  • Study at university programs offered by James Cook University (JCU) and Central Queensland University (CQU)

School facilities

  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Music Centre of Excellence
  • Specialist art facilities
  • Film and television media room
  • Global Education Centre
  • International Student Centre
  • Science laboratories
  • Computer laboratories and laptop pods
  • Library Resource Centre
  • Manufacturing Centre
  • Hospitality facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Athletics training facilities
  • Sports fields
  • Extensive school grounds and gardens

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music and vocal programs - a wide variety of musical ensembles and choirs
  • Music camps and tours
  • Pimlico Presents (annual variety concert)
  • Global citizenship programs
  • Year 11 Leadership camp
  • Certificate II in Leadership for all senior students
  • Overseas study tours
  • Student Councils, including an International Student representation
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) extension activities
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Opti-MINDS (team problem solving)
  • Sporting competitions
  • Swimming, cross-country, athletics carnivals
  • Sailing
  • Senior Formal, open to all Years 11 and 12 international students
  • Excursions for international students, including Magnetic Island, snorkelling, horse riding and Billabong Sanctuary

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.


  • ​French
  • Japanese

Special programs

  • Global Studies (Years 7–10)
  • Global leadership (Years 11–12)
  • Music and Performing Arts (Years 7–12)
  • 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 updated 28 April 2022