Yeronga State High School is very centrally located in Brisbane, only ten minutes by public transport from the central business district. Although the school is rather small with 760 students, a wide range of subjects is available, with a focus on science, math and information technology and the arts.
Yeronga State High School has a strong multicultural character. Australian students make up by far the largest group, but there are many other ethnic groups, including international exchange students. Against this background, the school also has a large and well-established English as a Foreign Language Department (EFLD). International students receive free additional English lessons here if required. A special language centre and e-learning centre is available for this purpose.
Yeronga State High School offers a strong performing arts program with dance, drama and music evenings throughout the school year and an instrumental music program. This includes involvement in Creative Generation (CGEN) and State Schools Onstage programs. The program “State Schools Onstage” offers students and teachers up to and including entire school communities the opportunity to participate in professionally produced stage productions, whether as a solo singer, choir member, symphony orchestra, dance, drama or technical stage crew. In recent years the actual performances have taken place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Every two years Yeronga State High School, together with the local community of Yeronga, organizes a multicultural festival celebrating understanding, diversity and mutual tolerance.
There is a special “Aspirations Program” for the 11th year students, which offers a deeper insight into different business areas. Since 2016 there is also a new centre for vocational training, which offers courses in furniture making and technology, among other things.