Whites Hill State College

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Principal's Welcome

​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.

Three reasons to choose Whites Hill State College

  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

School Information

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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 three 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.

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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

School facilities

  • 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
  • Access to devices from Prep to Year 12
  • Primary access to iPads and computers, Middle school use of iPads in the classroom, Senior individual laptop (school provided)

Extracurricular activities

  • Inter-school sporting academies and competition
  • Year 11 Great Barrier Reef Curriculum extension program
  • Homework club for support for all students
  • Performing arts program including instrumental music, bands and musical performances
  • Explicit leadership program for Primary, Middle and Senior students
  • Excursions and annual camps
  • Successful participation in Lion Youth Quest a Public Speaking and Leadership Program
  • Integration opportunities through Conversation Club and Book 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.


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

Special programs

  • Explicit teaching in 21 Century Skills
  • Study Abroad Program
  • High School Preparation Program


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 20 June 2022