Upper Coomera State College

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Upper Coomera State College

  1. Strong and established links with Griffith University (GU) providing innovative, academically challenging, engaging and inspiring learning pathways for high achieving students
  2. A leader in STEM education, sporting excellence and the arts, delivering innovative and diverse curriculum offerings focused on quality individualised teaching and learning for each and every student
  3. Prep to Year 12 college environment that allows all students in the family to attend the same school

School Information

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Welcome to Upper Coomera State College.

We encourage a high-performing culture that nurtures our innovative, committed and inspired students from Prep to Year 12.

We have a strong focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, with specialist classes from Year 5 to 12.

We also have a dynamic Creative Arts Academy and an innovative Sports Academy.

The experiences we provide ensure you are able to engage at the highest level in activities and connect with our STEM partner; Griffith University.

At our multicultural college we welcome and embrace our diverse population.

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

  • TAFE – direct entry
  • Griffith University (GU) – direct entry. We have strong ties with Griffith University enabling students to take a variety of direct entry courses, including science, health and business studies
  • Student for a Semester program with Griffith University (GU), Bond University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland (UQ)

School facilities

  • Industry standard film and dance studio
  • Industry standard kitchens and barista facilities
  • Indoor sports centre, gymnasium and outdoor courts and fields
  • Library
  • Equipment hire of film equipment and musical instruments for students studying related subjects
  • S.T.E.A.M. Precinct -Industrial workshops, Technology, Arts and Science centre
  • Industrial workshops
  • Canteen

Extracurricular activities

  • Dance, drama, music, film, band, choir, drum line
  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Sports Carnivals and Competitio​ns
  • STEM conventions and science shows
  • Creative arts workshops and excursions
  • Curriculum-related tutorials

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


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Special programs

  • STEM Excellence Program
  • Sports Academy – Future Stars Program partnering with the Gold Coast Academy of Sport
  • Creative Arts Program
  • RISE Academic excellence program for Senior students wishing to pursue university studies
  • Sports Academy – Touch Football Program and Emerging Stars Sports Program
  • Intensive preparation programs for QCS and NAPLAN
  • Student leadership opportunities within and external to the college
  • Virtual schooling to access subjects not offered by our college, such as other languages
  • Vocational Education certificates and programs in areas such as Automotive, Manufacturing, Logistics, Business, Health, Fitness, Hospitality, Tourism and Construction
  • Senior Secondary Career Development Program including speed careering, work experience and mock interviews, plus intensive transition support to move from high school to university studies, vocational courses or employment on completion of year 12


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 06 November 2018