Welcome to William Ross State High School.
Our school is an innovative academic school with an extensive range of curriculum providing high quality learning with a strong student support program.
William Ross delivers opportunities for international students to experience success and achieve productive outcomes across academic studies, cultural events and sporting activities.
Located on the south side of Townsville, our open North Queensland life-style offers students experiences and activities that extend their understanding of Australian culture and provide a unique life balance that will add to their personal development as global citizens.
At William Ross State High School we offer an environment where you can succeed through our curriculum and teaching strategies that target advanced learning and improve student outcomes.
Located close to Townsville’s Murray Sporting Complex, we are proud of our sporting tradition, and our excellence program that has developed successful athletes in regional, state and national competition.
Our study tour program creates strong relationships with schools in China and Japan.
Partnerships with James Cook University (JCU) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) enhance your learning and prepare you for tertiary study.
We also offer a range of vocational training courses including engineering and digital media, and external courses in fitness, sport and recreation, and early childhood education and care.
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.
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
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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