Department of Education
Trading as Education Queensland International (EQI)
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From left to right: Michael De'Ath (Queensland Education Director-General), Simone Fuller (Director Education Queensland International), Andrea Pugh (Director of Studies HSP), Grace Grace (Minister of Education) and Andrew Beattie (College Principal)
Education Minister, Grace Grace announced 27 regional winners of Queensland's 2022 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. This year there were 86 submissions for the Showcase Awards state-wide, representing 120 schools.
The Showcase Awards are regarded as the most prestigious educational awards in Queensland, showcasing excellence in education, innovation, and leadership.
Whites Hill State College Principal, Mr Andrew Beattie, said he was delighted to accept the Education Queensland International State Showcase Award for Global Engagement on behalf of the Whites Hill State College Cluster which includes high schools* in south-east Queensland.
This award recognises the hard work and dedication of the High School Preparation (HSP) team who made a way for international students to be continue their studies in both offshore and onshore programs simultaneously across five time zones and countries.
Follow the link below to view the Whites Hill State College Cluster's individual vignette which was featured at the Showcase Awards Presentation Event.
Further information about the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, including the full list of regional winners and commendations, is available at: https://showcase.education.qld.gov.au/.
Whites Hill State College takes pride in its designation as a NEAS Quality Endorsed Centre. The College's Virtual High School Preparation Program has also been awarded NEAS Quality Endorsement for online delivery.
*Indooroopilly State High School, Kelvin Grove State College, Sunnybank State High School, Coolum State High School, Mount Gravatt State High School, Centenary Heights State High School, North Lakes State College and Springfield Central State High School
Welcome. I am Andrew Beattie, the proud principal of Whites Hill State College.
Our kindergarten to Year 12 campus includes a High School Preparation Unit offering excellence in education programs. Our experienced teachers deliver programs in English literacy and offer extra support for international students.
The College is focused on academic excellence in a supportive environment. We have specialist English teachers delivering an intensive English language program. Science Beyond the Classroom links our students to universities and environmental education centres. Technology in the classroom occurs with students using iPads and Laptops. Improving English literacy extends through music and art.
The WHSC homestay program is highly valued. We have many families who look forward to welcoming international students into their homes and our students make lasting friendships with their Australian family.
We commit to offering leadership opportunities to our International students and have proven successful students. The leadership program includes an international ambassador team that share knowledge about Australian life.
We are waiting to welcome you to WHSC, the best place to be.