Mountain Creek State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​High academic standards and an extensive range of academic and vocational subjects
  2. The school embraces cultural diversity and a global perspective welcoming international students from many countries
  3. Safe and supportive environment offering a network of guidance and pastoral care​​

Principal's welcome

​​​​Welcome to Mountain Creek State High School. We know that will have a fantastic experience while studying here on our beautiful Sunshine Coast Campus, close to Mooloolaba Beach.

Our school offers a quality education including study in the IB Diploma. Our school provides an extensive range of subjects, a dynamic learning environment supported by quality facilities whilst accessing the amazing Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

We provide excellent care and support for our international students with an experienced team of staff here to help provide the best international experience. Your home will be with one of our fantastic home stay families that are all located within 5 kilometres of the school.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you here at Mountain Creek State High School.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

At Mountain Creek State High School, we are located 4 kilometres from the popular Mooloolaba surfing beach on the Sunshine Coast and close to the famous Australia Zoo.

We offer a high-quality education program including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Choose from our extensive range of subjects and enjoy our dynamic learning environment, quality facilities and equipment, and unique coastal lifestyle.

In an increasingly globalised community, we believe that it is important for our students to develop an understanding of other cultures through our international student program.

We encourage holistic student care through our sub-school system, where we closely monitor our students’ academic achievement and personal wellbeing in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
International Baccalaureate

Special programs

  • IB Diploma (Years 10 to 12)
  • Creative Industries Academy – dance, drama, music, art
  • Specialist classes in volleyball, basketball and rugby league
  • Marine science, snorkelling and boating
  • Split-shift timetable for seniors and juniors
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support
  • Mathematics and science tutorials
  • Vibrant international student program

Extracurricular activities

  • School camps – senior marine science (Lady Elliott Island and the Great Barrier Reef) and geography (K'gari [Fraser Island])
  • Music, dance, drama and art groups, and performances
  • Sports teams, training and competitions – basketball, volleyball, rugby, Australian Football League, track and field

School facilities

  • Sports stadium, swimming pool, sports field and state-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Performing arts theatre and professional dance studios
  • Boating equipment for marine science
  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Hospitality and catering rooms​

Tertiary pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) – Headstart program (within 5km of the school)
  • The University of Queensl​and (UQ) program
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast – Diploma options after school


  • ​Jap​anese
  • Spanish

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