Queensland Academy for Health Sciences

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Queensland Academy for Health Sciences

  1. ​Study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (world-wide curriculum)
  2. Study alongside like-minded students (gifted, talented, creative and global)
  3. Each campus offers particular specialities that meet the needs, aspirations and goals of that particular group of students.

School Information

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The Queensland Academy for Health Sciences’ (QAHS) learning community is a rich educational environment. Through its partnership with Griffith University, and the QAHS curriculum offerings, QAHS also affords credit options to students in areas that include business, law, engineering, arts, criminology, information technology, psychology, education and multimedia. There is a strong underpinning focus on research. 

The two education providers are co-located at Southport which has provided the opportunity for development of a range of relationships both formal and informal. 

QAHS provides students with opportunities to pursue careers in the health sciences, sciences, academia or research. Interested students may engage with Griffith University’s Health Certificate which is studied concurrently with the Diploma, and offers successful students a pathway directly to a range of second year Health degrees.

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Homestay

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

  • ​University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology

School facilities

  • ​Wireless campus environments which enable computer network access from all student work and recreation areas
  • University standard science laboratories
  • Specialist creative industries studios and galleries
  • Fully air-conditioned buildings
  • Indoor/outdoor areas and refectories
  • Modern library
  • Well equipped lecture and performance theatres

Extracurricular activities

​Creativity Action and Service (CAS) is a fundamental part of the IB Diploma Programme experience. The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counter-balance to the academic demands of the IBDP and Academy environment. 

In keeping with the philosophy of the IBDP, our CAS programmes encourage students to engage in a broad range of experiences, and share their energy and special talents with others. Students may participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Through these activities students will develop greater awareness of themselves and concern for others, engagement with the world of ideas as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other people. Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects. 

Across the campuses we offer a comprehensive range of ‘Creativity’ options including dance, theatre, robotics, debating/mooting, choirs and extensive instrumental music programmes. Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people. These programmes also develop students’ leadership capacities.

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

Languages

  • ​French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Special programs

​At all three campuses of the Queensland Academies, each student is offered an integrated, parallel support structure to foster a sense of belonging that supports, encourages and celebrates success. Our teachers and other support staff work closely with students in small groups and in one on one mentoring to ensure students balance the challenges of the IB Diploma with other pursuits. This is further supported by high quality communication with parents and caregivers.

Disclaimer

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 27 May 2016
Last updated 27 May 2016