Elanora State High School

Male & Female

Year levels:


30-50 mins drive from BROWNS

Elanora State High School

At Elanora State High School we are an innovative, academically focused school on the southern end of the Gold Coast, within walking distance to beautiful beaches and Tallebudgera Creek, and only 15 minutes from Coolangatta Airport.

Our school is between suburban areas and the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

We are in a safe, friendly suburb and our homestay families live close to our school.

Our vision is ‘Ready to Learn, Ready for Life’.

We offer a variety of subject choices and academic pathways to enhance your learning and as you strive for excellence.

School Information

Year established: 1990
Number of students: 980

University or vocational pathways

  • Direct entry into universities on the Gold Coast and in the Brisbane region
  • Griffith University and Southern Cross University Early Start to Tertiary Studies program
  • Year 11 and 12 entry into university
  • Vocational and educational training courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Health Hub
  • School facilities

  • Multiple computer labs
  • First-class science laboratories
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Boating and marine facilities
  • Large indoor gymnasium
  • Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts
  • Music practice rooms
  • Fully refurbished Library Hub
  • Fully equipped kitchens and restaurant
  • Photography lab
  • International student centre
  • Extracurricular activities

  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) lessons weekly
  • International surfing program
  • Japan tour
  • Performing arts showcases
  • Ski trip
  • Day trips to Byron Bay, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
  • Tangalooma Island resort trip (including: snorkelling, sand tobogganing and dolphin feeding)
  • Sydney trip
  • Cairns and Great Barrier Reef trip
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Academic Class of Excellence (ACE) and extension classes in English and mathematics
  • Junior Sports Academy (Years 7 to 9)
  • Business and IT
  • Dance Academy (Years 7 to 9)
  • Performing arts (including dance and drama)
  • Marine and aquatic recreation (including sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and first aid)
  • Photography
  • Hospitality (catering)
  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • Tuition Fees

    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

    School Profile


    Disclaimer: The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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  • 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: 31/07/2019