Upper Coomera State College

Three reasons to choose us

  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
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School overview

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Welcome to Upper Coomera State College. We encourage a high-performing academic culture that nurtures all 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.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

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.

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

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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) precinct: industrial workshops, technology, arts and science centre
  • Infrastructure to support bring-your-own laptops

Tertiary pathways

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


  • Japanese

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

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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.

Last updated 29 May 2023