Stretton State College

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​Stretton State College is a diverse school that provides students with a range of educational experiences.
  2. At the heart of Stretton State College is the notion that we build good students with the skills to be successful students and citizens.
  3. Stretton State College is proud of the uniqueness of the Stretton spirit.
Students outside wearing their senior uniform Four students in science doing an experiment A student playing violin

Principal's welcome

A warm welcome awaits you at Stretton State College. We are a Prep to 12 College committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community. Today, the world-at-large continues to beckon as our students take their energy, curiosity, and creativity beyond the classroom walls in order to change our world for the good.

Yet, Stretton is more than a school. We pride ourselves in being like an extended family of learners embraced by a strong values base. The Stretton SPIRIT values of Sincerity, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility, Integrity and Thoughtfulness, are evident throughout our entire community. A Stretton education is an experience comprised of our mindset, our people, our programs, and our campuses. All of us develop our own intellectual agency within an ethical community that fosters open inquiry, builds character strengths, and creates lifelong learners.

There is no one Stretton archetype. There is no one Stretton experience. Our students speak over 75 different languages and we are very proud of our multi-cultural community. Our diversity gives us our strength. Stretton students have multiple interests—Italian and drama, science research and STEM initiatives, entrepreneurship and individualism. They learn how to be a part of diverse teams and how to engage with local and global communities.

With a proudly progressive and diverse reputation, we are recognized as a welcoming, inclusive community where students from all walks of life and backgrounds learn and achieve together. With such diversity, our students leave the college with not just one friendship group but instead many across different interests and year levels. Our strong school community extends to supportive families, wonderful staff, Parents' and Citizens' Association and our valued network of alumnae, who continue to come back to the College to mentor and inspire our students.

Character strengths enable us to tap into our potential and develop perspective, self-knowledge, and empathy for others. Stretton focuses on 10 strengths: gratitude, curiosity, grit, optimism, integrity, self-control, zest, empathy, kindness and love of learning. These concepts are part of the culture of the school and the conversation between students and their teachers, coaches and all staff. We see that when students can approach learning with open-mindedness, curiosity, and intellectual humility, they become better listeners and thinkers.

The Stretton student remains at the heart of everything we do. Along with our extensive subject choices, our large and varied range of co-curricular activities enables Stretton students to make choices unhampered by stereotypes. With an enormous variety of available sports, Sports Excellence programs, and a wide range of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, committees and clubs on offer there is sure to be something to ignite each student’s passion. If our students want to form a group or club that doesn't already exist, we have the resources and staff to guide them and make it happen.

Our staff are passionate, supportive and experts in their fields. Stretton fosters an environment of lifelong learning through ongoing professional development programs to ensure that our staff are continuously growing and building on their knowledge and skills.

We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful Stretton family of learners.

School overview

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Year school established

School website

At Stretton State College, we recognise that young people need to be happy, healthy and confident with a strong sense of belonging.

The college goal is to provide all members of the Stretton College community with opportunities to develop and build resourcefulness, resilience, intellectual and emotional skills to optimise wellbeing to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that life will inevitably throw at them in school and beyond.

Excellence and opportunities are our hallmark; building confident young people. Stretton State College encourages resilience and resourcefulness, combined with tolerance, understanding and respect for the diversity that exists in our community and world.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

Special programs

  • Lighthouse Academic Excellence program (Years 4–9)
  • Instrumental Music Band program (Years 4–12)—including brass, woodwind percussion
  • Instrumental Music Strings program (Years 4–12)—including violin, viola, cello and double bass
  • Academy Sport program for elite athletes (Years 4–12)—rugby league, volleyball, touch football, football (soccer)
  • International study tours in sport and instrumental music
  • Homework tutorials
  • Robotics tutorials
  • Academic mentoring
  • Student council and student leadership
  • Science ambassadors
  • Camp and outdoor education programs

Extracurricular activities

  • Swimming, cross-country and athletics championships
  • HPVs (human powered vehicles)
  • School musicals
  • Drama productions
  • Lunchtime activities and clubs
  • Harmony Day celebrations

School facilities

  • Specialist facilities for science
  • Performing arts complex including auditorium
  • Dedicated instrumental music rehearsal spaces and studios
  • Sports hall, gym and oval playing spaces
  • Library and collaborative learning spaces
  • Digital technologies facilities
  • Design technology facilities including workshops and 3D printing

Tertiary pathways

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


  • Italian (Years 5–12)
  • Other languages via distance education​

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