The Cleveland District State High School is located to the east of Brisbane, close to the sea at Raby Bay and not far from the ferry to Stradbroke Island, where there are very nice beaches and especially good surfing opportunities.
Cleveland District State High School is one of the most popular schools in southeast Queensland. With its IB programme it is one of the International Baccalaureat World Schools, and it also has excellence programmes in the arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
In addition the School offers a wide range of subjects including courses in Film, TV and New Media, Marine Science and even Agriculture ( the school runs its own small farm). Every year, students of Marine Studies take a trip to Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef on an environmental camp.
Cleveland District State High School has a specially constructed multi-purpose hall with 1,000 seats called the Paul Bancroft Centre. The Centre has facilities for indoor sports such as volleyball and basketball, and a huge stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.
Within the International Student Program, several excursions are planned per semester. Excursions include visits to the Lone Pine Koala Sancutary in Brisbane and the North Stradbroke Island Surf School. A highlight of the year is the Cairns Adventure, complete with visits to a Crocodile Farm, Crater Lakes, Port Douglas, Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef. The atmosphere at the school is extremely friendly and personal.