Sunshine Beach State School

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Principal's Welcome

Set in leafy surroundings, Sunshine Beach State School is positioned right next door to the world famous Noosa National Park and beautiful Noosa beaches. Just over one hour drive from Brisbane, Sunshine Beach is the only international primary school on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

With spacious school grounds we provide the perfect setting for children from around the world to experience school life in Australia.

Our school offers students a quality education along with many extra activities including surfing, gardening, dance and a variety of sport and music options. 

We have a proud history of hosting many international students at Sunshine Beach. Our caring teachers and friendly students enjoy welcoming children from around the world into their classrooms.

We look forward to welcoming many more students to our picturesque, quality school in the future.

Three reasons to choose Sunshine Beach State School

  1. ​Australia’s only Glasser Quality School​
  2. One of the region's highest achieving acade​mic schools
  3. Unique environment – nestled beside the world famous Noosa National Park.

School Information

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Parents and students at Sunshine Beach State School often comment on our positive, fun and supportive learning environment.

We have been an accredited Glasser Quality School since 2003, and we use the principles of Dr William Glasser’s choice theory, reality therapy and lead management as our philosophy.

Because of this unifying approach, our learning environment will satisfy your child’s needs.

We create positive relationships based on trust and respect, and our staff, students, families and community strive together for quality in all that we do.

Since 1982, we have created a successful school with a unique, caring culture where your child will belong and feel safe and comfortable.

Every year we welcome students from many countries including Brazil, Japan, China and South Korea.

Contact details


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

School facilities

  • ​Multi-purpose court
  • School hall
  • Computer labs
  • Resource centre
  • Makerspace

Extracurricular activities

  • Academic talent program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program
  • Lunchtime and after school activity options
  • Student council
  • Wakakirri (performing arts program)
  • Sporting program — water polo, netball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, AFL (Australian Football League) and cricket

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 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 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. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​Italian

Special programs

  • Prep transition program
  • Bush playgroup
  • Arts program – choir, dance, instrumental band, strings, drama and performance
  • Exciting off-site camping and environmental skills programs
  • Structured information and communication technologies program
  • Camping program – leadership camps, class camps and music camps
  • Permaculture garden
  • Development sports programs
  • Surf education and swimming program


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 20 June 2022