Sunshine Beach State High School

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Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Beach State High School

At Sunshine Beach State High School we are located in a biosphere reserve that is recognised by the United Nations.

We have a progressive international school culture and we encourage positive relationships between students, teachers and our community.

Our academic focus is on technology and innovative thinking in environment studies, sustainability and reef guardianship.

You can select your studies according to your area of interest for a flexible pathway to higher education and vocational opportunities.

We value diversity and through our international student program our students have opportunities to communicate respectfully with students from other cultures.

Our supportive, caring, safe environment enables you to be successful and enjoy your stay with us.

School Information

Year established: 1992
Number of students: 1360

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 adjacent to an Olympic-sized swimming pool and 10 tennis courts
  • Performing arts centre
  • Outdoor and indoor sports facilities
  • Extracurricular activities

  • English – debating, writing, publicspeaking, and a 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 who have a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certificate (on-demand)
  • Coffee barista course (hospitality)
  • Leadership camps
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme
  • 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
  • Fashion studies
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for international students
  • International study tours
  • Cheerleading
  • Work experience in Year 10
  • Surf Lifesaving Certificates
  • 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:
  • 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: 01/08/2019