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 academic culture that nurtures our innovative, committed and inspired students from Prep to Year 12.

Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, we are close to the theme parks and beaches for weekend recreation – Brisbane is easily accessed as well.

Our school is very modern, with state-of-the-art facilities. Study at a large campus with beautiful gardens and green space, with caring and supportive teachers to guide your learning.

At our multicultural college, we welcome and embrace our diverse population and provide positive homestay experiences best tailored to your needs. We have a strong language support program to help you improve your English language skills.

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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

  • Extension studies and course credit – Griffith University, Bond Uni, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology
  • Vocational courses at Gold Coast TAFE providing further university study pathways

School facilities

  • Industry standard film and dance studios
  • Kitchens and barista facilities
  • Indoor sports centre and gym, outdoor courts and fields
  • Free equipment hire for students studying film or music subjects
  • STEAM Precinct: industrial workshops, Technology, Arts and Science Centre
  • Infrastructure to support bring-your-own laptops

Extracurricular activities

  • Dance, drama, music, film, band, choir
  • Kokoda Challenge
  • Sports carnivals and competitions
  • STEM conventions and science shows
  • Creative arts workshops and excursions
  • Curriculum-related tutorials/Homework Club

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.


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Special programs

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy: An innovative, academically challenging and inspiring learning pathway for students who excel in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Creative Arts Academy: A unique opportunity for students to access state-of-the-art facilities and expert teachers with real-world experience, and to be encouraged to excel in Film, Drama, Visual Art, Dance and Music.
  • Sports Academy: Students develop skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen sporting pathway, focusing on each student’s academic, athletic and personal development


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 28 April 2022