Maroochydore State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​ As Principal of Maroochydore State High, I extend a warm welcome to all international students and your families. Maroochydore High offers specialised programs in a wide range of curriculum areas. Some of the speciality subjects are Biotechnology and Marine Science, Chef training in Hospitality and Tourism, Japanese and a number of sports including Cricket, Surfing and Rugby League. Our school is well resourced, with our greatest resource being our teachers. The staff of Maroochydore High are experienced, highly qualified and dedicated to improving your learning. Our staff are very friendly and we work closely with you and your host families to provide a safe learning environment. The local community supports our school and is involved in many activities. Another advantage to enjoy is that our school is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast. We are close to major swimming and surfing beaches, shopping centres, the University and the Maroochydore Airport.

Three reasons to choose Maroochydore State High School

  1. ​Next door to Maroochydore beach on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast
  2. Exciting subjects and programs
  3. A safe place to learn and a safe place to grow.

School Information

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​Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, with a backdrop of beautiful beaches, Maroochydore State High School is a vibrant and dynamic school, with highly experienced and qualified teachers who are caring and supportive of every student. Founded on strong traditional values, Maroochydore State High School has an innovative, dynamic and modern curriculum, where students achieve excellent outcomes, and safety, respect and learning permeate every aspect of school life.

Students are supported and challenged to realise their potential through an exciting range of subjects and innovative programs that provide something for everyone.

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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 (dual enrolment)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – direct entry
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast– direct entry certificate courses​

School facilities

  • New modern, sophisticated science laboratories
  • Coastal Cookery Trade Training Centre – commercial kitchen and restaurant
  • Performing arts theatre and airconditioned state-of-the-art auditorium
  • Sports stadium and function hall
  • Rugby ovals, basketball and tennis courts​​
  • Sports development – Year 11 and 12
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) support

Extracurricular activities

  • Sydney, Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef trips for international students
  • Whale watching and Brisbane culture tour​ and NRL football game​
  • School camp – marine studies 
  • Heron Island
  • School musical production
  • Culture Festival
  • Concert band, stage band, rock bands and choir​​

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


  • ​Japanese

Special programs

  • Biotechnology excellence program 
  • Commercial cooking excellence program
  • Marine studies
  • Surfing program
  • Queensland College of Wine Tourism
  • Hospitality, restaurant and bar service courses
  • ​Film, television and new media
  • Information technology systems
  • Humanitarian Cambodia program – annual school project​


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 updated 31 July 2018