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Sunshine Beach State High School


Year Established: 1992 | Number of Students: 1080

Sunshine Beach State High School (PDF, 879 KB)
is a progressive international school located in a biosphere reserve, recognised by the United Nations. The school focuses on positive relationships between students, teachers and the community, with a strong academic focus complemented by courses in marine science, hospitality and visual arts. A cutting-edge network of laptops delivers computer-based learning, ensuring a 21st century education for our students. With links to several universities and the Headstart program, Sunshine Beach High offers a flexible pathway to higher education and vocational opportunities.

Three reasons to choose Sunshine Beach State High School

  1. Live and learn near the famous Noosa beaches; recognised as one of the most attractive schools in the state
  2. A choice of 44 subjects
  3. Marine Studies and certificate courses

Elite programs

  • Elite program in music
  • Elite program in Italian
  • Elite program in surfing (invitation only)

Special programs

  • Photography, film and television
  • Italian exchange program
  • Marine science (boat licence)
  • Hospitality
  • English as a second language support
  • International study tours

Extracurricular activities

  • Marine research project on the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island)
  • Beginners surfing lessons – learn from a champion (on demand, additional costs apply)
  • Scuba diving for students holding Professional Association of Diving Instructors certificate (PADI) (on demand)
  • Bar course – hospitality
  • Year 12 leadership camp

School facilities

  • Photography – wet and dry darkroom
  • Marine aquaculture and boating equipment
  • Next to olympic swimming pool and 10 tennis courts
  • Performing arts centre

Tertiary pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast Headstart program
  • Central Queensland University
  • Sunshine Coast TAFE


  • Junior Italian, intermediate Italian and senior Italian


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School Details

Sunshine Beach State High School

+61 7 5440 4222

+61 7 5440 4200


Street Address
42 Ben Lexcen Drive, Sunshine Beach, Queensland 4567, Australia

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Last reviewed
8 October 2014
Last updated
8 October 2014

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