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.
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
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
International student centre
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) lessons weekly
International surfing program
Performing arts showcases
Day trips to Byron Bay, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
Tangalooma Island resort trip (including: snorkelling, sand tobogganing and dolphin feeding)
Cairns and Great Barrier Reef trip
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)
Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:
School Entry Requirements
*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: 31/07/2019