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My name is Simone Green and I am the Homestay Coordinator at Burpengary State Secondary College.

I have been working at Burpengary State Secondary College for 2 years, however have been working with International students within various schools for over 20 years. I am extremely passionate about making sure our visiting International students are safe & happy, and to ensure this I carefully select the right homestay families for our program.

When you arrive at Burpengary State Secondary College, I will be here to help you with uniforms and our Orientation Program. I am also here to help you with any problems that you may have whilst at our school.

I look forward to you seeing you at Burpengary State Secondary College soon.

Simone Green - Homestay Coordinator


My name is Allissa Hickson and I am the International Co-ordinator here at Burpengary State Secondary College.

My role is to support our ISP students with all their curriculum requirements. I have been teaching Japanese for 14 years to both Primary and High School students. I am also a foundation staff member of Burpengary State Secondary College, having opened in 2015.

I am passionate about being a part of the International Community and helping all students become Global Citizens.

Allissa Hickson - Teacher/International Coordinator


As the founding College Principal of Burpengary State Secondary College, our vision is based on ‘Innovative Learning in a Global Community’. This is the foundation of our International Student Program. We seek to connect with individual cultures and learn from the diverse community of people that inhabit the world.

Our values of Respect, Courage and Excellence, are the foundation of our College’s success and we have built a strong community that highlights these values in all that we do. We are very proud of our programs that has enabled students, families and the wider college community to experience wonderful cultures through our professional teacher and student visits.

With our modern facilities, supportive teachers and caring homestay families, Burpengary State Secondary College is a school that will enhance every student’s learning.

Peter Hoehn - Principal​​