Benowa State School

Male & Female


Year levels:
Prep - Year 6

7kms from BROWNS

 Benowa State School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Benowa State School on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast.
This is an amazing school, with a rich history that reflects great pride and diversity, and a school of excellence in education that prepares pathways of opportunity for all students.
This experience in education is woven into a significantly diverse and rich tapestry of multicultural backgrounds. This diversity is mapped across the globe with over 40 different languages other than English spoken as a first language.
I am truly overwhelmed by the depth and desire of our professional team of teachers and support staff to make a significant contribution to shaping the best educational environment for our students at Benowa. This strong belief in ‘lifelong learning’ shows students that learning is everybody’s business every day.
The true beauty of our school culture rests with our commitment to the wellbeing of all people as a primary purpose to shaping our future humanity. Our commitment to wellbeing is driven by this message from the World Health Organisation:
“Wellbeing is a state in which every individual realises his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
I look forward to welcoming you to Benowa State School.

School Information

Year established: 1885
Number of students: 900

Benowa State School is located in the popular Gold Coast suburb of Benowa. The school has a diverse student population representing over 70 nationalities and cultures. Most students complete their primary schooling from Prep year, enabling them to benefit from the school’s high standards in the pursuit of academic, cultural, social and sporting excellence.

Preparation for high school begins from Grade 5 through the Raising Academic Performance (RAP) program and partnerships with local high schools and Queensland Academies.

The school’s facilities include a lab, media room and interactive science rooms. All classrooms have wi-fi and a large LCD screen, and every class has access to iPads to support a 21st Century learning culture.

School facilities

  • Two computer laboratories
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science Laboratory
  • Wi-fi in every learning space
  • School sports and Activities Hall
  • Multipurpose courts
  • International Friendship Garden
  • Extracurricular activities

  • School Camp (Years 4, 5 and 6)
  • Inter-school sports
  • Clubs include dance, robotics, gardening, science, sports and fitness
  • Go and Run before school running program
  • Raising Academic Performance (RAP) initiative
  • Languages

  • French
  • Special programs

  • Strings and brass instrumental music program
  • Choral music program
  • Sporting carnivals
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Dance program
  • Digital technologies program
  • Chaplaincy Program
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Prep - Year 6 = $13,372 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Prep - Year 6
    PSP 1 PSP 2 PSP 3 PSP 4

    *PSP refers to BROWNS Primary School Preparation program

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    Last updated:01/08/2019