Rochedale State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​Focus on individual student development in a program that features international students from a broad selection of nations
  2. High level of student support provided by experienced and friendly staff
  3. Carefully selected, quality homestay families in a caring and friendly community
Students in front of Aboriginal artwork School sheep under tree Front of school

Principal's welcome

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Rochedale State High School is on the southern edge of Brisbane, 20 minutes by public transport to Brisbane city, 45 minutes to the Gold Coast. Our friendly, safe campus is on a large area of land with trees, wildlife and school farm.

Our school is organised into Junior (Years 7–9) and Senior (Years 10–12) sub-schools. We partner with universities and training organisations and help you plan your future.

We have wide curriculum offerings, and extracurricular activities including our unmanned aerial vehicle program, volleyball, homework club and Australia Zoo tour.

You can also join in university activities such as Young Achievers, Future Leaders and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Engineering Excellence program (Years 11–12)
  • Rochedale Academy of Sport—touch football, volleyball, basketball and netball
  • Performing Arts Excellence program—art, dance, drama and music (APEX)
  • STEM
  • Aquatic practices
  • Agricultural Science program
  • Engineering, fitness, furnishing, construction and hospitality certificate courses

Extracurricular activities

  • International camps and tours program
  • Inter-school sport, musical and cultural programs
  • Agricultural shows
  • F1 in schools
  • Performing arts, dance, instrumental music and school musical
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

School facilities

  • Trade Training academy, specialising in engineering/manufacturing
  • Modern technology facilities
  • Multimedia, film and television studio
  • Dance and performance auditorium
  • School farm
  • Science centre with specialist chemistry, physics and biology facilities
  • Recording studio

Tertiary pathways

Link programs:

  • The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Griffith University (GU)
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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.

Contact details


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