Rochedale State High School

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Principal's Welcome


Three reasons to choose Rochedale State High School

  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​

School Information

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​Conveniently located on the southern boundary of Brisbane city, with direct transport links to Brisbane’s central business district (20 minutes). The school is situated on expansive land surrounded by trees, native birds and other wildlife. As such, Rochedale State High School enjoys a natural environment, while being only 45 minutes from the surf beaches and golden sands of the Gold Coast.

With a school population of 1330 students, attendance at Rochedale State High School offers a quality education with an emphasis on learning and support for the individual.

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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

  • Link programs with The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University (GU)
  • Access to specialist personal and career development programs
  • Expertise in vocational education pathways​​​​​

School facilities

  • New Trade Training Academy, specialising in engineering
  • Modern, innovative, technology facilities 
  • Multimedia, film and television studio
  • Dance and performance auditorium
  • Operational agricultural school farm
  • Modern science centre, with specialised chemistry, physics and biology facilities
  • Multi-level, modern Year 7 centre
  • Recording studio

Extracurricular activities

  • Exciting international camps and tours program
  • Access to interschool sport, musical and cultural programs
  • Agricultural shows throughout 
  • South East Queensland
  • Performing arts, dance and instrumental music opportunities​​

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


  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Special programs

  • Engineering Excellence program

  • Development programs in touch football and volleyball

  • Cultural development programs incorporating dance, drama and music

  • Extension mathematics, science, information technology, instrumental music

  • Marine and Aquatic Practices

  • Agricultural science program, incorporating the school farm

  • Engineering, fitness, furnishing construction, hospitality certificate courses and business certificate courses

  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support provided in a purpose-built International 

  • Student Centre


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 11 April 2017
Last updated 11 April 2017