Stretton State College

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Principal's Welcome

​​​​A warm welcome awaits you at Stretton State College.  We are a Prep-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.

Three reasons to choose Stretton State College

  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.​

School Information

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​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 School 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 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 which exists in our community and world.

Contact details


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

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

Extracurricular activities

  • ​HPV (Human Powered Vehicles)
  • School musicals
  • Drama productions
  • Lunchtime activities and clubs
  • Harmony Day celebrations

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 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 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. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​Italian (years 5 - 9)

Special programs

  • ​Lighthouse Academic Excellence Program (years 4 to 9)
  • Instrumental Music Band Program (years 4 to 12) including brass, woodwind percussion
  • Instrumental Music Strings Program (years 4 to 12) including violin, viola, cello and double bass
  • Academy Sport program for elite athletes in Rugby League, Volleyball, Touch Football, and 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
  • Tertiary pathways


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 updated 20 June 2022