Benowa State High School

Male & Female

Established 1980


16 mins drive from BROWNS


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.

School Information:

Year established: 1980
Number of students: 1950

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
  • 1st 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
  • Dance Excellence program
  • Science, technology and engineering
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Year 11 - 2018)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation
  • French language school accredited by LabelFrancÉducation
  • Schedule of Fees and Levies (2019)*

  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,316 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,188 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

    School Profile


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    Last updated: 14/12/2018