​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Cavendish Road State High School, we offer a variety of International Programs (through Education Queensland International) for all students from around the world. Since 2009, Cavendish Road State High School has hosted hundreds of international students from all around the globe, including:

Austria, Brazil, China, Columbia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungry, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Graduate Program

The Graduate Program is where students enrol for class and wish to complete Year 12 at school. Some students in this program may be attending HSP (High School Preparation) at Whites Hill State College. This is to ensure that their English is of a sufficient level prior to undertaking their studies in English at our school.

Students are able to join the Graduate Program from Year 7 onwards. Typically, they will stay in homestay accommodation during this time. Students take part in mainstream classes.

Study Abroad Program

This program is for students wishing to experience student life in Australia, improve English skills and make Australian friends. Typically, Study Abroad students stay in this program for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, often using their school vacation period in their home country. 

Study Abroad students at Cavendish Road State High School are placed with mainstream students. We have had a large number of European students undertake this program.

Homestay is a very valuable and important part of this program, as it enables the student to experience not only life as a student, but as a valued member of an Aussie family.

Study Tours

Cavendish Road State High School also host a number of Study Tours for Education Queensland International. The Study Tour Program is a short term (1/2 day -10 weeks) program. The content of this program is usually negotiated between EQI (Education Queensland International) and the schools. Generally the programs run at Cavendish Road SHS are for two (2) weeks. Junten High (from Japan) have been coming for over 5 years to a specialist Science program. 

Professional Visits

This is a program for international educators. The program length and content varies depending on the needs and requirements of the group. Educators will often observe classes and be involved in discussion groups. We have offered specialist programs including Football, Science, English, and Special Education.

International staff

The following staff members are here to help in all aspects of the International Program.

International Student Co-ordinator

 Ms Maria Masselos

Ms Maria Masselos

Ph: +61 73394 0709

Mobile: +61 402 825 648

Our International Student Co-ordinator works with our students to monitor their academic progress (including appropriate subject choices), attendance and their welfare.  She is available 5 days a week at school and by phone on weekends.

International Homestay Co-ordinator 


Mrs Melissa Robertson

Ph: +61 73394 0797

Mrs Robertson works closely with homestay families and our students, as our Homestay Co-ordinator.  She works closely with students throughout their time at Cavendish Road State High School, at a personal level as well as a school/student level.

EAL/D Teacher

Mrs Ann Carius

Our EAL/D teacher works with our International students to assist their transition to full-time studies in English.  She liaises with subject teachers and can also provide support for assignment work. Mrs Carius is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm.

Guidance Officers

​Guidance Officers, in Australian schools, provide both study program and career advice, and offer personal welfare support.  Our Guidance Officers and International Student Co-ordinator work together to assist students to plan their initial course selection and their pathway from high school to tertiary education.

Last reviewed 21 July 2022
Last updated 21 July 2022