Benowa State High School

Benowa State High School is located on an 18 hectare campus in the heart of the Gold Coast, three kilometres west of the centre of Surfers Paradise. In 1990, Benowa High was the first school in Queensland to host international guest students. Today, young people from 50 nations make up a significant part of the student population, and Benowa State High School has the reputation of being one of the leading co-educational state schools on the Gold Coast.

It is a member of the Council of International Schools and an authorized International Baccalaureate “World School”. For students with a very good knowledge of French, this school offers the Immersion Program, which means that in certain classes most subjects are taught in this language (e.g. math, sports, science, etc.).

Benowa State High School continues to have a strong focus on the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The school describes itself as a community that promotes excellence, welcomes achievement and celebrates diversity. Its motto: “Many ways – no borders”.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 2,000
  • Internationals: ca. 5%
  • Year established: 1980



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Gold Coast
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  • International Baccalaureate
  • French Immersion Excellence
  • STEM Excellence

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