The Gap State High School

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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.

Three reasons to choose The Gap State High School

  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

School Information

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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.

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

  • University credits in Year 12 through semester programs: The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and Bond University
  • Griffith University – direct entry
  • Technical and Further Education – direct entry

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

Extracurricular activities

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

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.


  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)

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


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