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Kelvin Grove State College

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Principal's Welcome

​​Welcome to our Kelvin Grove State College profile. We are a Prep to Year 12 School in the centre of Brisbane. As a school involved in educating International students from all over the world for the past 20 years, Kelvin Grove State College offers a first rate ‘Preparatory through Pathways’ educational experience for students from all over the world. We are also situated across the road from the Queensland University of Technology, a world class university and have many strong links with this university that add value to the student learning experiences here at the college.

Our school has a very strong academic, cultural and sporting history and is characterised by a number of Excellence programs in academic subject areas, as well as Art and Design, Engineering and a number of sports. The college also offers the academic program for students in the Queensland Ballet Academy. Our college community plays a vital role in providing the important balance between academic excellence and the social and emotional well-being of our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Three reasons to choose Kelvin Grove State College

  1. As part of the P–12 college, each sub-school (junior, middle and senior) provides opportunities to excel academically in sports and the arts
  2. Experienced and highly qualified staff to support and integrate students, with English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) across all subject areas
  3. Strong and established links with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University (GU) and other tertiary institutions, providing multiple pathways for students​

School Information

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Kelvin Grove State College is a Prep to 12 college leading the way in innovation and state education. Our curriculum is progressive, inclusive, innovative and caring, while still incorporating the core elements of education that have traditionally been essential for success.

We have exceptional academic and university programs and futures-focused industry partnerships and pathways.

Our accelerated pathways to universities, including Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with whom we share a geographic boundary, meet the needs of a wide range of students.

We have welcomed international students for over 20 years and have developed highly effective support programs, including excellent language support for all students.

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Homestay

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

  • Start QUT (Year 12)
  • QUT Faculty of Creative Industries
  • University of Queensland (UQ) Enhanced Program
  • Griffith University Guests (early start to tertiary studies) 
  • Griffith University Queensland College of Art

School facilities

  • Separate Junior, Middle and Senior School areas
  • Performing and Visual Arts facilities
  • Dance studios
  • Auditorim
  • Science and Technology Laboratories
  • Sports Centre
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts
  • Sports ovals

Extracurricular activities

  • Music programs – orchestras, jazz and string ensembles, bands, Taiko drums, choir
  • Student Representative Council, debating, social justice
  • Environmental committee
  • Magazine committee
  • Sporting clubs
  • Art, Drama, Journalism and Writing clubs
  • Maths club
  • Chess club
  • Robotics club
  • Makerspace club
  • DigiSpace and eSports clubs

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.

Languages

  • ​Japanese
  • Italian

Special programs

  • Queensland Golf School of Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Queensland Tennis School of Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Football School of Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Volleyball Excellence (Years 6–12)
  • Art and Design Excellence (Years 7 and 8, Senior Art)
  • Queensland Ballet Academy Program (Years 7–12)
  • KG Dance Excellence (Years 7–9)
  • Music Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Academic Achievers Program (Years 7–9)
  • Certificate III in Aviation - Drone Pilot (Years 10–12)

Disclaimer

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 01 April 2021