Sunshine Beach State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Sunshine Beach State High School

  1. Live and learn near the famous Noosa beaches in  one of the most attractive schools in Queensland

  2. A choice of 44 subjects 

  3. Marine science and certificate courses. ​

School Information

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​Sunshine Beach State High School is a progressive International school located in a biosphere reserve, recognized by the United Nations. The school focuses on positive relationships between students, teachers and the community, with a strong academic focus on Technology and Innovative thinking in environment studies, sustainability and Reef Guardianship.

Cutting-edge pedagogy delivers computer-based studies, ensuring a 21st century education for our students.
International students select their studies grouped by areas of interest leading to a flexible pathway to higher education and vocational opportunities.

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Homestay

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 

  • Central Queensland University (CQU)

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast​

School facilities

  • Photography – wet and dry darkroom 

  • Marine aquaculture and boating equipment

  • Located next to an Olympic-sized swimming pool and 10 tennis courts 

  • Performing arts centre

  • Outdoor/indoor sports facilities​

Extracurricular activities

  • English – debating, writing, public speaking, spelling competition

  • Marine research project on the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island)

  • Beginners surfing lessons – learn from a champion (on demand,  additional costs apply)

  • Scuba diving for students holding a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certificate ​(on demand)

  • Bar course (hospitality)

  • Leadership camps

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme​

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

Languages

  • Junior Italian, intermediate Italian and senior Italian

  • French, Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish and other languages through distance education​

Special programs

  • Elite program in Italian

  • Excellence in Surfing program (invitation only)

  • Music Excellence (Years 7, 8, 9)

  • Photography, film and television

  • Italian exchange program

  • Marine science (boat licence)

  • Hospitality and tourism

  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for international students

  • International study tours

  • Cheerleading

  • Work experience in Year 10

  • Surf Lifesaving Certificates​

Disclaimer

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 05 July 2016
Last updated 12 April 2017