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 2400 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.
Strong tradition of academic excellence in a supportive school community
Beautiful landscaped grounds with modern computer, arts and sporting facilities and programs
Unique leadership, adventure and personal development programs, with a state-of-the-art adventure training centre
The Gap State High School’s focus is "educating the whole person in a supportive local school community". The school boasts a strong tradition of academic, cultural, citizenship and sporting excellence. Located at the foothills of beautiful Mt Coot-tha, the school is just 15 minutes by bus from Brisbane’s central business district.
There are modern facilities and a unique leadership training centre, with 24 adventure challenge activities, an impressive performing arts centre and extensive computing facilities. A new multimillion dollar indoor sports centre has just been opened. English as an Additional Language/Dialect students can extend their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with lessons conducted by qualified Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teachers.
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.
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.
Student for a Semester program – Griffith University (GU), Bond University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland (UQ)
Griffith University (GU) – direct entry
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) – direct entry
Australia’s first unique leadership training centre
State-of-the-art performing arts centre
Independent learning centre
Film and television editing suites
Industrial technology facility
New science laboratories
Trade Training Centre for electrotechnology, renewable energy and engineering
Indoor sports centre
Instrumental music program and choir
Clubs – chess, graphic design, climbing and mathematics
Art excellence and art academy
Debating and public speaking
Theatrical and dramatic presentations
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
The Gap Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Studies (GOALS)
Drama, music, film and television
Graphics and visual art
Information processing and technology
Accelerated music program
Mandarin Chinese extension program
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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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