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 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.

Three reasons to choose The Gap State High 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​

School Information

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​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.

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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

  • 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

School facilities

  • 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

Extracurricular activities

  • 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

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 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


  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)

Special programs

  • The Gap Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Studies (GOALS)
  • Drama, music, film and television
  • Graphics and visual art
  • Industrial skills
  • 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:

  • 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 reviewed 08 March 2018
Last updated 01 August 2018