The International Student Program is a distinctive feature of our school. We value diversity and believe that as citizens of a global community, our school is enriched by the cultural interchange offered by this program. We believe that future citizens of the world will require global understanding and this is fostered through interaction with students from differing cultural backgrounds.
Currently we have a capasity for 40 International students, and have welcomed students from: Brazil, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Macau! Our academic program includes Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Aerospace Studies, English, Humanities, Business, the Arts and more.
Special features of our school are a partnership with Aviation Australia and Boeing through our Aerospace and Boeing programs, Music Academy, Football Excellence program, Touch Football Excellence and a small student population which allows for individual attention for each student. We have many sports on offer including: football/soccer, touch football, volleyball, basketball, netball, AFL, tennis, badminton, table tennis, softball, athletics, cross-country, cross fit.
The school has an annual ski trip each winter, a trip to Japan bi-annually and a swimming carnival each Summer.
Balmoral State High School is very conveniently located approximately five kilometres from the city centre. It is well serviced by rail, bus and ferry/city cat networks.
Balmoral State High School is very close to the cafe and shopping districts of Bulimba, Hawthorne and Morningside. There is also a cinema nearby, as well as a council library. The area has a number of very pleasant parks and bikeways. The suburb is characterised by distinctive Queensland architecture, beautiful city views and river access. There are many community activities available - a broad range of sports, including hockey, football, soccer, netball, water polo, sailing; cultural and intellectual pursuits are also available.
The school is connected to the community through partnerships with local businesses and community groups. We are involved in a number of community based activities, for example mural painting. We are strongly supported by the local councillor and the state and federal politicians. The school itself hosts some community based activities outside school hours, such as Art, Martial Arts and Music classes and rehearsals.
Our international students are very successful. In 2020 Balmoral's senior school captain was a International student, which is a great achievement in Australian schools. International students who have attend Balmoral are rewarded access to many prestigious universities including: The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Sydney, Melbourne University and various other overseas institutions.
Our international students are managing their studies extremely well and are contributing to and enriching the Balmoral community through their friendly manner and participation in many aspects of the curriculum such as sport, community, music, visual and performing arts.