Bundaberg State High School

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 Bundaberg State High School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Bundaberg State High School and we hope that you enjoy the experience of living and learning in a Queensland state school. We endeavour to make our International Students’ transition a smooth one.

Whilst you are studying at Bundaberg State High School we will ensure your successful adjustment to living and studying in Queensland. We will also help you to understand procedures and expectations of the Queensland Education System and provide information and skills to become an independent resident and learner at Bundaberg State High School.

The focus of Bundaberg State High School is to continually strive to achieve successful, active learners along with inspired and creative thinkers.

We also pride ourselves in our communication with engaged people from our Australian students to people all over the world. We enjoy having productive partnerships with International students, their parents and their agents. We come in contact with a lot of great people who we encourage to continue improving themselves by achieving their goals.

School Information

Year established: 1912
Number of students: 1470

At Bundaberg State High School we are one of the oldest schools in Queensland, located only 4 hours north of Brisbane on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

In 2012 we celebrated a centenary of excellence in teaching and learning, and we continue our long tradition of academic, sporting, cultural and social excellence.

We encourage you to be part of our continuing tradition in our supportive and caring school community.

We offer a wide range of programs and opportunities for you, including personalised programs with many curriculum choices.

In Bundaberg we enjoy the world’s best climate; offering you a coastal lifestyle without the city crowds.

Bundaberg is also a horticultural hub and home to the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific.

University or vocational pathways

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast
  • Partnership Programs with Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • Work experience
  • School facilities

  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Multipurpose indoor sports centre
  • Visual arts building
  • Performing arts complex (completed 2018)
  • Coffee shop and breakfast club
  • International student laptop scheme
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories and resource centre
  • Computer-aided drafting and computer aided manufacturing centre
  • Commercial grade kitchens within the hospitality area including a training restaurant
  • Technology Hub
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music and school choral groups
  • Incentive day trips and excursions to Fraser Island, Heron Island, ski trip to Sydney (bi-annually), Japanese cultural exchange, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lady Musgrave Island and more
  • Mathematics team and technology challenges
  • Rowing
  • Human Powered Vehicle Team (HPV)
  • Clubs - chess, film, judo, table tennis, debating and public-speaking, Auslan signing choir, Taiko drums and performing arts
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • German (Year 7 to 9 and distance education)
  • Other languages by distance education
  • Special programs

  • Digital Technology program including Robotics
  • Dance and drama excellence (junior school 2018)
  • Sports excellence
  • Excel Academic Excellence Program
  • Aquatic practices and Certificate courses
  • Trade Centre - engineering, construction,
  • Leadership
  • eKids
  • NASA Space Design Challenge and Formula One in School
  • Girls Academy for Indigenous students
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule: https://eqi.com.au/study-options/fees

    School Entry Requirements

    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program

    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.

    Last updated: 01/08/2019