Sunshine Beach State School

Three reasons to choose us

  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.

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 1 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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

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.

Owing to 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.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

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
  • Camping program—leadership camps, class camps and music camps
  • Permaculture garden
  • Development sports programs
  • Surf education and swimming program

Extracurricular activities

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program
  • Lunchtime and after school activity options
  • Student council
  • Sporting program—water polo, netball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, AFL and cricket

School facilities

  • Multipurpose court
  • School hall
  • Computer labs
  • Resource centre
  • Makerspace

Tertiary pathways


  • Italian​​

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