Whites Hill State College

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​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​
  2. Offers seamless schooling from Prep through to Year 12 to nurture all stages of a student’s development
  3. Leaders in literacy programs for international students

Principal's welcome

Welcome. I am Richenda Wagener, the proud principal of Whites Hill State College (WHSC).​

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.

School overview

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Year school established

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Our Prep to Year 12 College is set in 26 hectares of green space yet only 8km from the heart of the centre of Brisbane.

With our history of international student participation, our college is perfect for your Australian immersion experience.

Our inclusive and supportive culture supports students’ academic and cultural growth while providing a caring support network for all students.

Whites Hill State College offers a range of extracurricular activities including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), excursions, music and sport to enhance the student experience.

We are one of 3 Brisbane schools with the High School Preparation program. We offer a seamless educational experience for our international students. Our support for international students is evident from primary to Year 12.

Whites Hill State College Cluster has been named the state winner of the Education Queensland International Showcase 2022 Award for Excellence in Global Engagement.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Preparation
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

Special programs

  • Sports Academy of Excellence—sports aerobics and swimming
  • French Bilingual program (Prep and Year 1)
  • Explicit teaching in 21st century skills
  • Study Abroad program
  • High School Preparation program

Extracurricular activities

  • Engineering programs (robotics, coding and electronics etc.)
  • Inter-school sporting academies and competition
  • Great Barrier Reef Curriculum extension program (Years 10–11)
  • Homework club support for all students
  • Performing arts program including instrumental music, bands and musical performances
  • Explicit leadership program for primary, middle and senior students
  • Speech and drama club (primary)
  • Bonsai club (secondary)
  • Academic adventurers
  • Eco-marines club
  • Junior quota club (primary)
  • Japanese academy
  • Secondary basketball and volleyball teams
  • Arts/music lunch club
  • Partnership with fencing club
  • Excursions and annual camps
  • Successful participation in Lion Youth Quest—a public speaking and leadership program
  • Integration opportunities through book club

School facilities

  • International student hub—the Arts and Asia Learning Centre (AALC)
  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • 1,000 seat school hall
  • Integrated learning centre—including college resource centre, lecture theatre, technology hub and multimedia room
  • Innovation centre for the pursuit of STEM related learning (robotics, 3D printing)
  • Access to devices from Prep to Year 12
  • State-of-the-art hospitality kitchens
  • Primary access to iPads and computers, middle school use of iPads in the classroom, senior individual laptop

Tertiary pathways


  • Access to Brisbane School of Distance Education languages including Japanese
  • External examinations including Arabic, Korean, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese
  • External exams may be used for university entrance

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.

Contact details


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 17 May 2024