Pimlico State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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
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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 an excellent orientation program, international student excursions and a caring culture of acadmic and home study support.

EQI programs offered

High School
Regional Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Global studies (Years 7–10)
  • Global leadership (Years 11–12)
  • Music and performing arts (Years 7–12)
  • Aquatics practices: snorkelling, boat licences, scuba diving (Years 11–12)​
  • Athletics

Extracurricular activities

  • Excursions for international students: including Billabong Sanctuary (Australia wildlife park), Magnetic Island and snorkelling
  • Global education programs (excursions, conferences and social and environmental engagement projects)
  • Dedicated in-house speech coach to support students with debating and public speaking (including international student speech nights)
  • Instrumental music and vocal programs – a wide variety of musical ensembles and choirs
  • Music camps and tours
  • Pimlico Presents (annual variety concert)
  • Student councils, including an international student representation
  • Model UN
  • Senior formal, open to all Year 11 and 12 international students
  • Overseas study tours
  • Year 11 Leadership camp
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics​ (STEM) extension activities
  • After school sporting competitions (volleyball, water polo, netball, football etc.)
  • Whole-school swimming, cross-country and athletics carnivals
  • Many lunchtime and outside school clubs including: Pimlico think t​ank, VR club, anime club, Korean club, XDance, PALS (lighting and sound for theatre, Pride club and Cosplay club)

School facilities

  • A state-of-the-art performing arts centre with a full stage, lighting and sound
  • Hydroponics science centre and laboratories with aquaponics centre planned
  • 3D printer and laser printer
  • Library resource centre (new books arriving weekly, spaces to socialise with board games, access to e-books and audio books and a teacher-librarian to assist with research projects)
  • Music Centre of Excellence, including: practice rooms, atrium with a small performance stage, a recording studio and access to instruments such as guitars, keyboards and ukuleles
  • Sports fields, gymnasium, tennis courts, soccer fields, undercover sports centre
  • Specialist art facilities
  • Film and television media room equipped with full Adobe Suite (Years 9–12) and access to DSLR cameras (Years 11–12)
  • Purpose built art workshops with materials and equipment for the fine art disciplines
  • Global education centre and international student centre
  • Hospitality facilities and the school-based Café Coco
  • Athletics training facilities for track and field
  • Extensive school grounds and gardens

Tertiary pathways

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


  • ​French (Years 7–12)
  • Japanese (Years 7–12)​​

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

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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.

Last updated 29 May 2023