International Student Program


​​About our ISP Programme

Programs that are offered include the long term “International Student Graduate Program" which ru​ns for the full six years of secondary education, as well as programs which include the short term “Study Abroad" programme and “Study Tour Programme". Through all of these programs' students are integrated into the school community and provided with a diverse range of ESL support for reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the classroom. All programs link into the school academic network where a strong focus is on developing individual pathways for all students ensuring strong successful outcomes in their chosen area whether it be a tertiary or vocational pathway.

Our International students reside in either a school arranged homestay accommodation with a local family or with their family. Homestay students are provided with high standard accommodation and have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of the Australian lifestyle. Homestay families are inducted and trained by the school to provide students with a safe and caring environment that provides both cultural and social activities to assist with cultural integration. Sunnybank State High School has a strong twenty-year reputation in providing Homestay opportunities.

The cultural diversity created by the International students' programme is beneficial for the school and our community on both a local and global level.  It fosters the development of the students' understanding of a global community in an ever-shrinking modern world.  Students are encouraged to learn about themselves, connect with others and make a difference in our world. It is our vision to educate individuals to become productive, forward minded citizens in the global community.

For more information about international student enrolments at Sunnybank State High School please contact Education Queensland International. Further information regarding the ISP Program at Sunnybank State High School can be viewed in the Sunnybank SHS International Student Handbook.

Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI)CRICOS Provider Code: 00608A ​ International Student Programme (ISP)

Why choose Sunnybank State High School? ​  

Special Programs

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ( STEM)
    (National Innovative Schools Award Winner, STEM)
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Science Extension
  • Digital and Design Technologies
  • Extensive array of certificate qualifications
  • International Academic Support Program
  • Individualised and personalised students support services
  • Interschool sport and recreation

Extracurricular Activities

  • STEM
  • Student leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Debating
  • Titration
  • Homework Club programme
  • Cultural and wellbeing programs and excursions
  • Academic competitions (Maths, Science, English)

School Facilities

  • Digital Innovation HUB (drones, coding, robotics, STEM, virtual reality)
  • Media precinct
  • International Precinct
  • Industry standard hospitality kitchen
  • Modern industrial technology facility
  • Auditorium
  • Onsite training café – Breezeway
  • Sports hall
  • Athletics facility
  • Gymnasium
  • Close proximity to major transport routes

Tertiary Pathways

  • Access to specialist personal and career programs
  • Intensive individual support to negotiate university pathways
  • Early entry to Brisbane universities


  • Japanese
  • Chinese school on weekends
  • Distance Education
  • French
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Distance Education
  • Senior external exams (which contribute to university entrance) available in many first languages
Last reviewed 10 May 2022
Last updated 10 May 2022