Urangan State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​Urangan State High School is a friendly, happy and busy community where our school vision “Pursuit of excellence every minute, every day” and motto “Working together to learn” is enacted on a day to day basis. Our school operates on a philosophy of setting high standards and expecting students to strive to be the best they can be, in all facets of their lives.

We provide many opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, for students to develop to their full potential. This is done in an orderly, friendly and supportive environment.

Urangan State High School is dedicated to discovering the best within all students through high quality educational and social experiences that expose them to new ideas, new ways and new possibilities for future success.

We believe in creating a school, which is based upon mutual respect and empowerment, where:

  • Students feel safe and able to achieve to their full potential,
  • Parent involvement is valued,
  • Staff are enthusiastic and supportive, and
  • Teamwork, confidence and communication are the basis of success and happiness.

Parents are always welcome in our school, as you play a very important role in our school community and students benefit from you taking an active interest in their high school activities.

We look forward to meeting you.

Three reasons to choose Urangan State High School

  1. ​Safe, supportive environment
  2. Flexibility in subject selection
  3. Coastal location and temperate climate

School Information

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Located on the beautiful Fraser Coast, Urangan State High School (USHS) boasts quality educational services and programs in a curriculum focused on academia, engagement and innovation.

USHS has led the way in international education practices in Hervey Bay – providing first-class education choices, balancing valuable academic experiences with meaningful, practical, authentic learning.

Our stimulating curriculum offers a broad range of experiences including Certificate Courses, Technologies, the Arts, Sciences and guaranteed enrollment into Marine Science for all international students.

The staff at USHS are enthusiastic and friendly and look forward to welcoming all students to our friendly community.

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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

  • The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus located in Hervey Bay
  • USC Fraser Coast offers full degree programs in Animal Ecology, Business, Commerce, Sport Science, Nursing and Education

School facilities

  • Library
  • Information technology building
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Industrial design centre
  • Hospitality kitchens
  • Three sports ovals
  • Music block
  • Multipurpose sports facilities — International language centre

Extracurricular activities

  • School rugby union
  • Instrumental music program
  • School performance groups
  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Opti-MINDS – team problem-solving
  • School musicians and physical theatre troupe
  • Futsal and soccer
  • Junior regional council
  • Maryborough Technology Challenge – 24-hour Human Powered Vehicle race
  • Dingoes fitness
  • One to two weekend excursion every term – Fraser Island, Australia Zoo, whale watching or reef snorkelling, surf school, day trips

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
  • Other languages available through the School of Distance Education

Special programs

  • Academic and Cultural Excellence program
  • Certificates in Photography, Outdoor Recreation, Childcare, Music, Engineering pathways
  • Extension excellence programs – The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Headstart program
  • Drama and instrumental music
  • Leadership Development Program
  • International support lessons
  • International woodworking projects
  • School of Distance Education for languages
  • Sports excellence programs – Fitness, Futsall


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