The Gap State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​Strong tradition of academic excellence in a supportive school community
  2. Beautiful landscaped grounds with modern computer, arts and sporting facilities and programs
  3. Unique leadership, adventure and personal development programs, with a state-of-the-art adventure training centre​

Principal's welcome

Our school has a strong vision of 'Educating the whole person within a supportive local school community'.

The school has a history of consistently high academic achievement, Musical Composition, Performance, Visual Arts, Leadership and Personal Development, Mandarin Chinese, Physical Outdoor and Sporting programs.

Our staff develop and implement unique curriculum programs that profile our student abilities and parental aspirations. These programs complement and enhance traditional subjects providing acceleration, extension and enhancement. Active engagement in learning, challenges our students' curiosity and the desire to learn more.

Our sports hall is one of the largest indoor school sporting facilities providing 2,400 square metres of court playing area, modern facilities, storerooms, mezzanine level for weights, cardio rooms and large spectator area. Most nights and weekends you will find the sports hall filled with students and members of the community playing volleyball and basketball.

Our school offers many activities and encourages all students to become involved and actively participate. We look forward to developing a strong partnership with your family as we develop a strong sense of community involvement within our school.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

As an inclusive, global learning school, we are renowned state-wide for academic achievement and cultural pursuits. Our school has welcomed international students into our community for over 20 years.

We believe in learners who flourish. We value: Thinking big, Stepping up, Paying it forward and Being kind.

Every student, every day, has the opportunity to feel a sense of belonging in our community through teamwork, loyalty and leadership. Students are able to engage in learning that sparks their engagement, curiosity, joy and passions.

Our facilities include a unique leadership training centre, a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) building, and both an indoor sports and a performing arts centre.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Accelerated Music program
  • Specialist Volleyball program
  • Applied Positive Psychology program
  • Drama, music, film and television
  • Visual art
  • Industrial skills and graphics
  • Digital technologies
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) program to support the learning of international students

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music program and choir
  • Clubs—chess and climbing
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Theatre and drama

School facilities

  • Brand new facilities for STEAM teaching and learning
  • Australia's first unique leadership training centre
  • Film and television editing suite
  • Industrial technology workshops
  • Modern indoor sports centre
  • Performing arts spaces
  • Visual art gallery spaces

Tertiary pathways

  • University credits in Year 12 through semester programs:
    • The University of Queensland (UQ)
    • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
    • Griffith University (GU)
    • Bond University
  • Access to university subjects through QUT Start, UQ Enhanced Studies and GU Guests
  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE)—direct entry


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German

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