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International students

Ferny Grove State High School has welcomed students through the Education Queensland International Student Program since 2008.  Students have come from throughout Asia including China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam; from Europe including Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland; from Scandinavia including Denmark, Norway and Sweden; from South America including Brazil and Mexico and from Canada in North America. 

We have a long history of successfully hosting visits from exchange students from around the world to study at our school. Our school has for many years been involved in sister school relationships with schools in Germany, Central Java and Malaysia. 

Our school motto is "Always Aim High".  We live by our motto and strive to provide an educational experience of an extremely high standard.

We offer students an opportunity to:
  • extend their education across academic, cultural, sporting and citizenship spheres.  Our students achieve highly and most go on to university.  Our results consistently place us among the top performing state schools in Queensland.  We offer an excellent choral and instrumental music program,  agricultural science, and a wide variety of sports that can be played at interschool competition.

  • engage in a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities which will provide life balance and add to personal development as global citizens;

  • extend their knowledge of English and the Australian culture.  Through participation in regular home and school life and curricular excursions and camps, international students can immerse themselves in Australian culture. 

Homestay Families

Ferny Grove State High School has established a register of families in the local area who welcome international students into their homes.  International students are matched to homestay families according to wishes and interests and the homestay coordinator works closely with these families to ensure that the students' welfare is maintained.  Please click on the link under "Related Links" to learn more about our International Student Program Homestay provision.

Ferny Grove State High School, with its proximity to the city by train and its beautiful setting in leafy suburbs with extensive bikeways, offers international students the opportunity to have engaging educational experiences in a peaceful setting.


All enrolments are processed through Education Queensland International.  Please visit their website for further information or email them here​

International Student Program team:

Mr John Schuh​, Executive Principal​ +61 7 3550 5777​

Mrs Fi Hudghton, Head of Department, Languages and International Programs​

+ 61 7 3550 5785
Ms Anne Minney​,​ Homestay Coordinator​ +61 7 3550 5811​ or +61 0401 808 924
Ms Karen Magnussen, International Student Program Manager ​+61 0484 635 953
​Mr Murray Belkin​, International Student Coordinator ​+61 0484 265 580
Ms Maree Peppin​, Guidance Officer​ +61 7 3550 5704​
Mr Phil Heath​, Guidance Officer ​+61 7 3550 5703

The Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International (EQI) CRICOS Provider Number 00608A 


  • Testimonials

    International students talk about their experience at Ferny Grove State High School