Coolum State High School

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Sunshine Coast

Coolum State High School

Principal's Welcome

As Acting Principal of Coolum State High School, I feel very privileged to be leading one of the best schools in Queensland. We welcome all of our International Students to Coolum State High School and we know that you too will enjoy attending school every day!

Our teachers are a passionate, professional team who are dedicated to every student succeeding in a culture of unconditional care, respect and excellence.

Relationships and wellbeing
We help our students build strong relationships to ensure they have the opportunity to develop perseverance and resilience in a caring environment.

Our students respectfully consider and care about global problems, as well as community issues closer to home.

Everyone is expected to perform to their own personal excellence. We have high expectations with high support.

At Coolum State High School, we aim to foster a desire for continual improvement, individual success and personal fulfillment for all of our students.

School Information

Year established: 1985
Number of students: 1096

At Coolum State High School we are located at the centre of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Our progressive secondary school is well-resourced and we offer a wide range of academic and vocational education and training programs.

We aim to allow you to excel in your academic, vocational, cultural, music, sporting and community endeavours in our supportive educational environment.

You can also join in our range of committees and councils to develop your personal leadership skills.

Our committed, experienced and caring staff focus on care, safety, respect and excellence in every part of school life.

Our International Student Program provides enables our students to become active global citizens, with a deep knowledge of international issues and an intercultural understanding.

University or vocational pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) – Headstart program
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast
  • School facilities

  • Smart Futures Centre
  • State-of-the-art building for work focusing on science, technology, engineering and digital topics
  • Performing arts centre and art gallery
  • Innovative design lab
  • Sports oval and football fields
  • Practical art rooms and kiln
  • Extensive manual arts, graphics, hospitality and textile study facilities
  • Multipurpose indoor sports centre with basketball courts
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Debating and public-speaking
  • Learn-to-surf program
  • Brilliant musicians and music recording studio
  • Robotics and Coding Club
  • Extensive range of academic competitions
  • School-based work experience
  • Year level leadership development programs
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Academy programs - basketball, cheerleading, surfing, Touch football, wind symphony
  • Extensive vocational and training programs
  • Technology-based teaching and learning
  • Certificate courses offered by internal staff and outside providers - Aviation, Business, Crime and Justice, Early Childhood Education and Care, Engineering Pathways, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation, Tourism
  • Subject-based supervised excursions to facilitate practical learning
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program

    Disclaimer: The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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  • 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: 01/08/2019