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From the Principal

The Earnshaw State College community is committed to nurturing determination, confidence and competence within our students to enable them to achieve beyond their expectations. We strive to invest in them strong self-belief and a lifelong desire for the pursuit of learning. 

Our vision, “to excel in the art of teaching and the pursuit of learning with open hearts and open minds,” is paramount to everything we do. 

We hold the highest expectations for our values below. 

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success. 

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you to listen to your conscience, to do the right thing, and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match. Integrity gives you self-respect and a peaceful heart. 

Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don’t give up. You try new things. You admit mistakes. Courage is the strength in your heart. 

Empathy is a respectful understanding of another person’s feelings, dreams, hopes or problems. It is sharing the feelings of another person and understanding a situation from their point of view. Empathy helps you imagine how you would think or feel if you walked in another person’s shoes. Empathy requires us to empty our mind and listen to another person with our whole being. Empathy helps you to have a compassionate heart. 

High expectations, with clear responsibilities and consistency, complement the diverse, innovative and relevant curriculum, delivering educational excellence and encouraging students to reach their full potential in academic and vocational outcomes. With opportunities for cultural and sporting activities, the flexibility of the curriculum creates resilient lifelong learners and global citizens.

Earnshaw State College welcomes visitors from overseas destinations on both short-term and long-term programs. Our college community values the cultural heritage of other nations and is very interested in developing global networks of friendship, education and business.

Short stay and long stay visitations offer opportunities for domestic and international students to make connections and develop long lasting relationships that can translate into life time friendships that span the globe.

We invite you to become part of our international family. 

Dave Bosworth

College Principal
Earnshaw State College​

From the Director of International Studies 

Welcome to Earnshaw State College

I am proud to present Earnshaw State College as place of study, experience and opportunity in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

My name is Jacqui Smith and I am the Director of International Studies coordinating international principals, teachers and students from their exciting arrival to teary departure.

I wear two hats at Earnshaw State College as I am also the mother of three students studying at the college. So why did I chose Earnshaw for my own children?

  • A `state wide’ recognised and acclaimed pedagogical framework which outlines how our teachers teach.
  • A college that flows from prep (5 years of age) through the junior and middle years to senior pathways of study (18 years of age).
  • A community that offers a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities such as science/ technology STEM, drama, art, triathlon, sporting teams, and dance, just to name a few.
  • Boutique sized college and campus which is large enough to have a variety of curriculum offerings but small enough to care. Students have individualised programs and you are not just a number.

But what would my kids say?

  • They love the Da Vinci Workshop, our technology workshop and creative space with virtual reality and 3D printers. 

For international visitors Earnshaw State College is in an ideal location:

  • Five minute walk to a train.
  • A quick train trip to the city.
  • Five minutes from the highway that connects to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, both only sixty minutes away.
  • Eight minute drive or twenty minute walk to beautiful Nudgee Beach.
  • Five minute walk to Brisbane’s most significant Aboriginal cultural site, Bora Ring and Nudgee Waterhole, Nardah.
  • Three minute walk to Australian Catholic University. Many Earnshaw programs collaborate our learning with the university.

We invite you to become part of our international family.​ 

Jacqui Smith

Director of International Studies
Earnshaw State College​