Benowa State High School

Male & Female

Year levels:


16 mins drive from BROWNS


Principal's Welcome

We are a community that encourages excellence, applauds achievement and celebrates diversity. True to this belief, our school is a community of learners driven by an excellence that encompasses academic, cultural and sporting achievement. Our student numbers include some sixty international students from Asia, Europe and the Americas, each of whom adds to our celebrated intercultural diversity.We are proudly a member of the Council of International Schools and I invite you to read more to appreciate our commitment to internationalism. Our academic programs in the middle and senior phase of learning are nationally lauded and our sporting achievements rank on both the Australian and World stage. Our links in the Pacific and France through French immersion provide an exciting curriculum in French language that attracts academic achievers to our community.I encourage you to look into our website to see and read of the exciting learning opportunities that our school provides. Indeed, we are a school of "Many pathways - No limits".

School Information:

Year established: 1980
Number of students: 1950

We are located in the heart of Gold Coast city.

We have a reputation as one of the leading coeducational high schools on the Gold Coast.

Many of our students are from over 60 other nations or are new arrivals to the Gold Coast.

Teacher professionalism and a caring attitude are an essential part of the safe and welcoming daily life at our school.

We are focused on ‘many pathways – no limits’.

We encourage excellence, applaud achievement and celebrate diversity in our community.

In 1990, we were the first school on the Gold Coast to enrol international students.

University or vocational pathways

  • University Pathways Programs with Bond University, Griffith University, Griffith College, Griffith Language Institute and The University of Melbourne
  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Queensland Gold Coast
  • Vocational education training courses
  • School Facilities:

  • Maritime training centre
  • Dance and recording studios
  • Science laboratories
  • Business education centre
  • Art facilities – kiln and darkroom
  • Airconditioned sports centre
  • Language centre of excellence
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Choirs, orchestras and bands
  • Volleyball and Touch football – nationally ranked
  • Reef trip Year 12, biology camp Year 11 and senior ski trip
  • International student excursions to Sydney and Melbourne
  • International student exchanges
  • DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue Française) exam - French language diploma awarded by France’s Ministry of National Education
  • School musical/eisteddfods
  • Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Special programs

  • Academic French Immersion Program – first place in World Language Perfect competition – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017
  • Education Perfect: Science 1st place 2018
  • Music, sports and dance excellence programs
  • Marine science
  • Science, technology and engineering
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Year 11 - 2018)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation
  • French language school accredited by LabelFrancÉducation
  • Tuition Fees

    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

    School Profile


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    Last updated: 31/07/2019