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 academic schools
  3. Unique environment – nestled beside the world famous Noosa National Park.

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​Walking through the gates of Sunshine Beach State School, new and existing parents and learners often comment on the positive, fun and supportive learning environment.

As an accredited Glasser Quality School since 2003, the school uses the principles of Dr William Glasser’s Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management as its philosophical base.

The needs satisfying learning environment is due to this unifying and deliberate approach which underpins the learning interactions and operations of the school. Positive relationships are built on trust and respect and the staff, learners, families and the community work together to strive for the ever moving target of quality in all that we do.

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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.

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School facilities

Extracurricular activities

  • Student council
  • Sunshine Coast Mathematics Tournament
  • Camping program – leadership camps, class camps and music camps
  • Wakakirri (performing arts program)​

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


  • ​Italian

Special programs

  • An arts program that features visual art and instrumental music – choir, school band and strings
  • Exciting off-site camping/environmental skills programs
  • Structured information and communication technologies program
  • Leadership camps
  • Permaculture garden
  • Development cup program – Rugby league and Rugby union​


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 01 August 2018
Last updated 01 August 2018