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    QLD - Merrimac State High School


Merrimac State High School is a safe, busy and exciting school close to the beach, offering an extensive range of innovative subjects, sports and diverse extracurricular activities.

A long history of international exchange means that we have dedicated and experienced teachers and homestays waiting to welcome new international students. Full accreditation with EQI and Council of International Schools is our guarantee of quality.

Strong Focus Area
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Digital Animation and Gaming
  • Surf
  • Fashion
  • Marine Studies
3 Reasons To Choose Us

  1. Specialised programs to cater for international students in surfing, surf rescue, Australian studies and sports
  2. Committed to computer technology in all aspects of curriculum, with most curriculum materials supplied in a digital format
  3. Flexible four-day week timetable – classes on Tuesday to Friday, with Mondays used for travel, excursions, English as an Additional Language/ Dialect (EAL/D) classes and tutorial support
Special/Excellence Programs
  • Surf program
  • Marine studies
  • Fashion
  • Dance
  • Hospitality
  • Pilot school for EAL/D learners
  • Australian studies
  • Childcare
  • International sports course
  • Summit program for high performance students
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extracurricular Activities
  • Surf camp to Byron Bay
  • School musical
  • School trips to Sydney and Cairns
  • Ski trip in August
  • Marine studies trip to Heron Island (Great Barrier Reef)


Term 1
  • Athletics
  • Hockey (girls)
  • Hockey (boys)
  • Netball
Term 2
  • Athletics
  • Cross country
  • Hockey (boys)
  • Hockey (girls)
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
Term 3
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bodyboarding
  • Ice-skating
  • Newcombe
  • Surfing / boadyboarding
  • Track and field
Term 4
  • Beach volleyball
  • Body boarding
  • Ice-skating
  • Newcombe
  • Surfing / bodyboarding
  • Track and field
All-round sports include: Aerobic (Zumba), Australian rules (AFL), Badminton, Basketball (girls), Basketball (boys), Board games, Cricket, Dance, Fitness, Golf, Gym, Power walking, Recreational sports, Rugby league, Rugby league (girls), Rugby union, Soccer, Surflifesaving, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Touch football, Yoga.
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