Maroochydore State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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.

Principal's welcome

​As Principal of Maroochydore State High School, 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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Maroochydore State High School is centrally located less than 3 kilometres from beautiful Maroochydore beach and the new central business district (CBD). Our school is vibrant and dynamic and offers innovative, interesting and modern curriculum where students achieve excellent outcomes.

We offer a wide variety of subjects that take advantage of our location and school facilities, including marine science, aquatic practices, aerospace engineering, surfing, and tourism and hospitality.

International students have the option to visit destinations like Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage listed K'gari (Fraser Island)​, and feed dolphins at Tangalooma and Australia Zoo.

Experience our wonderful vibrant culture as you explore, make new friends and meet people from different countries.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Music All-stars program
  • Sports Development program
  • Next Gen program
  • Bright Minds program
  • Marine science studies
  • Surfing program (all abilities)
  • Hospitality, restaurant and bar service courses
  • Film, television and new media studies
  • Information Technology Systems program
  • Humanitarian Cambodia program (annual school project – volunteering)
  • Science, technology, engineering studies
  • Aerospace engineering studies
  • Instrumental Music program​

Extracurricular activities

  • School trips to the Great Barrier Reef and K'gari (Fraser Island)
  • Whale watching tours
  • Welcome beach BBQs
  • School choir, vocal ensembles
  • String ensemble, stage band, rock band and concert band
  • School netball, rugby league, basketball and Australian Rules football competitions
  • Swimming carnival
  • Athletics carnival
  • Cross-country carnival
  • School Sport Representative program
  • Instrumental music camp
  • Biannual school musical production
  • Creative Generation

School facilities

  • Senior schooling learning centre
  • Coastal Cookery Trade Training Centre – commercial-grade kitchen, restaurant and bar facilities
  • Performing arts theatre
  • Modern and sophisticated science laboratories
  • State-of-the-art auditorium
  • Sports stadium and function hall
  • Sports ovals, basketball courts and tennis courts
  • Gym​​

Tertiary pathways


  • ​Japanese (face-to-face)

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023