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Welcome. I am Paul Robertson, the proud principal of Whites Hill State College
Our kindergarten to year 12 campus includes a High School Preparation Unit offering excellence in education programs. Our experienced teachers deliver programs in English literacy and offer extra support for international students.
The College is focused on academic excellence in a supportive environment. We have specialist English teachers delivering an intensive English language program. Science Beyond the Classroom links our students to universities and environmental education centres. Technology in the classroom occurs with students using iPads and Laptops. Improving English literacy extends through music and art.
The WHSC homestay program is highly valued. We have many families who look forward to welcoming international students into their homes and our students make lasting friendships with their Australian family.
We commit to offering leadership opportunities to our International students and have proven successful students. The leadership program includes an international ambassador team that share knowledge about Australian life.
We are waiting to welcome you to WHSC, the best place to be.
Science beyond the classroom through links to The University of Queensland (UQ), Griffith University (GU) and environmental education centres, including UQ’s Heron Island Research Facility on the Great Barrier Reef
Offers seamless schooling from Prep through to Year 12 to nurture all stages of a student’s development
Leaders in literacy programs for international students
Whites Hill State College, located in spacious grounds just eight kilometres from Brisbane’s central business district, presents excellent opportunities for students to gain a truly international experience. With a strong history of international student participation, Whites Hill State College is excellent for an Australian immersion experience within a rigorous academic environment. Academic performance is supported by a highly successful positive behaviour program.
The college’s curriculum is enhanced by a range of extracurricular activities, including excursions, music and sports. Whites Hill SC is also home to the High School Preparation program, making us the gateway for English for international students on the south side of Brisbane.
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.
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.
Tertiary pathways with Australia’s top 10 universities
Professional guidance and career counselling to develop individual learning pathways
Proven success for students pursuing tertiary placement
Support for tertiary scholarships, direct entry and early start programs into universities and technical colleges
1000-seat school hall
Integrated Learning Centre including college resource centre, lecture theatre and technology hub
State-of-the-art computer network
All senior students (Years 10–12) laptop one-to-one environment, with network access and iPads (Years 7–9)
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
High School Preparation program for international students
Rigorous curriculum with a focus on literacy and numeracy to ensure academic success
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) targeted support
Specialist English for EAL/D subject in Years 11–12
Recognised nationally for our International Ambassadors program, linking school, business and career opportunities
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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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