Hervey Bay State High School

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Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast Region)

Hervey Bay State High School

Principal's Welcome

As a keen traveller I am always grateful for the opportunity to spend time living in another country. Not only do you learn a great deal about another culture, you learn a lot about yourself, so congratulations for choosing to challenge yourself in pursuit of this kind of experience.

At Hervey Bay State High School we pride ourselves on being a school where everyone is welcomed. We focus on helping you to reach your full academic potential and to develop global citizenship skills, social confidence and responsibility.

Our school environment encourages intellectual curiosity, independent thought and effective learning habits, and we treat students as individuals with potential, unique strengths and interests. I believe that as a school we can add value by supporting you to achieve in an inclusive community in which all students feel challenged, valued and successful.

We look forward to meeting you and making your Australian experience enjoyable.

Julie Learoyd

School Information

Year established: 1964
Number of students: 1140

Hervey Bay State High School is located on the stunning Queensland coast with whales almost on the doorstep and close to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, enabling us to provide a wide range of learning and life experiences. Hervey Bay has direct flight connections to Brisbane and Sydney and the school is close to shops, transport, beaches and entertainment.

Our teaching programs are a balanced and innovative blend of literacy, numeracy and technology delivered in spacious, contemporary classrooms.

The school’s modern sports precinct, working agricultural farm and extensive choice of extracurricular programs give you the opportunity to expand your Australian experience at school and in the wider community.

University or vocational pathways

  • Connectivity and partnerships with University of Sunshine Coast adjacent to the school
  • TAFE Queensland pathways
  • School facilities

  • State-of-the-art sports precinct and gym
  • Technology workshops
  • Spacious and modern learning spaces
  • Hospitality kitchens
  • Agriculture and Environmental Centre
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Daily lunchtime activities for students
  • Sports teams (including rugby league)
  • Cattle show team
  • Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) race team
  • Kokoda hiking challenge
  • Dance, drama and music groups
  • Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Special programs

  • English literacy focus
  • Agricultural Science and Animal Husbandry
  • Marine Studies
  • Academic Program of Excellence (APEX), Gifted and Talented programs
  • Project based learning for 21st century technology skills - STEAM
  • Performing arts program
  • Chinese language, bi-annual study tour and sister school
  • Business and tourism study pathway
  • 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