Nerang State High School

Male & Female


Year levels:

Gold Coast

Nerang State High School

Principal's Welcome

I am very proud of the achievements of our students over a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Our school has been serving the Nerang community for over thirty years and has developed a reputation for providing high quality education for secondary students.

The school provides a well-balanced curriculum to cater for students wishing to pursue university courses, as well as those looking to take up an apprenticeship or join the workforce upon leaving school. Nerang High provides students with every opportunity to have a well-rounded education that prepares them to have the confidence and knowledge to succeed as young adults.

I am confident that we can meet the educational needs of your teenager, and look forward to you choosing us as a preferred partner in giving your child the best possible future.

Scott Ison

School Information

Year established: 1986
Number of students: 1113

Nerang State High School is located just 20 minutes from the beach in the Gold Coast hinterland. Our central location means that we have something for everyone. Students can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking in the Gold Coast’s national parks, surfing at our famous beaches, mountain bike riding in Nerang State Forest or fishing at Hinze Dam.

Nerang State High School is a part of a friendly community and we are excited about welcoming new students from many different nations to join our school.

University or vocational pathways

  • Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUEST) program
  • Links with UQ, USQ, Bond University, QUT, Southern Cross University, TAFE
  • VET courses at school
  • School facilities

  • Trade skills centre
  • Commercial kitchen facilities
  • Dance studio, music room and performing arts stage
  • Science laboratories
  • Amphitheatre
  • Special education facilities
  • Gym, indoor sports hall, cricket pitch, netball, basketball courts, large sports fields
  • Canteen
  • Pottery kiln
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Debating and public speaking
  • Kokoda Challenge, Japan trip and Malaysia Humanities trip
  • Interact Club, chess, origami, anime and book clubs
  • School musical, talent quest, funk band, drumline, concert band and dance troupe
  • Interschool sports, athletics carnival
  • Yoga, mountain biking, cross-country
  • Harmony Day
  • Senior Leadership camp, Positive Rewards Day
  • Humanities extension day
  • Art showcase
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Comets Academic Excellence program
  • Athletic Development program (junior school)
  • Quality Arts Music, Performance and Drama programs
  • Instrumental music, concert band, funk band and drumline
  • Student leadership and student support programs
  • Catering and Hospitality Practices
  • Recreational Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Certificate III in Aviation - Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight
  • Applied Geography and Spatial Technology
  • Certificate II and III in Active Volunteering
  • Certificate I in Furnishing
  • Certificate I in Business
  • 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:

    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

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    Last updated: 01/08/2019