Pimlico State High School

Regional School

Pimlico State High School is one of the largest high schools in North Queensland. It offers its students a world-class educational experience.

Pimlico State High School is not only a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), but also offers its own development-oriented pathway with a central focus on the global skills of its students with the Global Studies Program. They participate in various international projects such as the BlueYouth Decarbonize Initiative in collaboration with the Centre for Global Education or the Australian National University’s Plan for the Planet initiative. There is collaboration with other selected schools from around the world to develop recommendations for the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Pimlico State High School has an excellent reputation nationally for its performing arts programs, particularly in the field of instrumental music. Several hundred students participate in the extensive instrumental and vocal programs. These include the symphony orchestra, several string orchestras and concert bands, junior and senior choirs, Pimlico Brass, stage band, percussion ensemble, guitar ensemble and a number of smaller woodwind, string and brass ensembles.

The Aquatics Practices course is particularly popular with international students, which not only includes snorkeling in the sea, but also the opportunity to obtain a boating license and a diving license. The internationals also go on excursions to wildlife parks and to Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Pimlico State High offers sailing as an after-school activity in Term 1. All interested parties are welcome, regardless of whether they are experienced sailors or completely new to sailing. Pimlico has its own fleet of “Pacer” dinghies for practice and competitions.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,560
  • Year established: 1959



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Townsville
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  • Outstanding instrumental music program
  • Council of International Schools (CIS) School
  • Global Studies Program

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