Bundaberg State High School is one of the oldest state high schools in Queensland. Bundaberg, on the banks of the Burnett River, is the central hub of the Wide Bay growth region with a strong focus on tourism and agriculture. It is located on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by fertile farmland and national parks with an excellent climate and lifestyle of sunshine and beaches with crystal clear waters.
Bundaberg State High School has a reputation for high standards in all activities, reflected in its long line of academic, cultural and sporting successes. Of particular interest to international students is the subject ‘Aquatic Practices’, which provides practical skills and knowledge in all areas related to the coast and sea. There is also the opportunity to gain a boating licence or snorkelling qualifications.
Exciting trips and excursions are also on offer to Fraser Island, Heron Island or Lady Musgrave Island as well as to Sydney, Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
Bundaberg State High School is one of eight schools in the Wide Bay Area that received several million dollars in funding for a Trade Training Centre. Among other things, this allowed the metal, wood and hospitality workshops to be transformed into modern, industry-standard training facilities. Students at the Trade Training Centre can get their first practical experience in engineering, construction, manufacturing or hospitality.
There is also a partnership with Queensland University (CQU), which offers an engineering programme for students with a focus on mathematics, physics, graphics and technology.
In the extracurricular area, Bundaberg State High School has a strong Human Powered Vehicle Team (see Video 2). Not only do students engage in the design and construction of innovative and powerful human-powered vehicles, but they also regularly compete against other schools.