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.
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.
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.
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 of the Sunshine Coast (USC) – Headstart program (dual enrolment)
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – direct entry
TAFE Queensland East Coast– direct entry certificate courses
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
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
School musical production
Concert band, stage band, rock bands and choir
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
Biotechnology excellence program
Commercial cooking excellence 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:
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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