Coolum State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​​​​​​As Acting Principal of Coolum State High School, I feel very privileged to be leading one of the best schools in Queensland. We welcome all of our International Students to Coolum State High School and we know that you too will enjoy attending school every day!

Our teachers are a passionate, professional team who are dedicated to every student succeeding in a culture of unconditional care, respect and excellence.

Relationships and wellbeing
We help our students build strong relationships to ensure they have the opportunity to develop perseverance and resilience in a caring environment.

Our students respectfully consider and care about global problems, as well as community issues closer to home.

Everyone is expected to perform to their own personal excellence. We have high expectations with high support.

At Coolum State High School, we aim to foster a desire for continual improvement, individual success and personal fulfillment for all of our students.

Three reasons to choose Coolum State High School

  1. Situated in an extraordinary bushland environment, close to a surf beach

  2. Students and staff are friendly and caring

  3. We offer a wide range of experiences, with a focus on excellence, student leadership and participation​​

School Information

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​Coolum State High School is a well resourced, progressive secondary school located at the centre of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Our focus is excellence in academic, vocational, cultural, sporting and community endeavours, delivered in a supportive educational environment. We have a wide range of academic and vocational education and training programs. Students develop personal leadership skills through their involvement in a range of committees and councils, which are supported by our committed, experienced and caring staff. 

Our focus is on care, respect and excellence in every facet of school life.

Contact details


Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • ​​​University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) – Headstart program

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast​

School facilities

  • Performing arts centre and art gallery
  • Sport oval and football fields
  • Practical art rooms and kiln
  • Extensive manual arts, hospitality and textile study facilities 
  • Music practice rooms
  • Sport fields and tennis and basketball courts
  • Science laboratories
  • Learning centre
  • Business studies centre
  • Graphics centre
  • Music recording studios
  • Multipurpose/indoor sports centre​

Extracurricular activities

  • Year 11 Conference 
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Learn to surf program
  • Stage band and instrumental 
  • music program
  • Extensive range of academic competitions
  • Project music studio and jam sessions
  • School-based work experience
  • ANZAC day tour to Canberra
  • Year level leadership development programs
  • Biennial musical production
  • Sporting programs, surfing, AFL, oztag and netball.

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


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Special programs

  • Surfing Excellence program
  • Extensive vocational and training programs
  • Technology-based teaching and learning (eLearning Macbook program and laptop program)
  • Certificate courses offered by internal staff and outside providers, for example, outdoor recreation, hospitality, tourism, visual arts and sport and recreation
  • Multimedia studies
  • Subject-based supervised excursions to facilitate practical learning​


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last reviewed 29 June 2017
Last updated 29 June 2017