Kawana Waters State College

Male & Female


Year levels:
Prep - Year 12

Sunshine Coast

Kawana Waters State College

Principal's Welcome

Hello, my name is Colin Allen-Waters and I am the proud College Principal of Kawana Waters State College. Kawana Waters State College is a co-educational Queensland Government State School offering education from Prep to Year 12 on two adjoining campuses. The total current student population is 1530.

Our College is situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, approximately 100 km north of Brisbane. Located between Mooloolaba and Caloundra, our College is unique because it is not only close the Pacific Ocean, but also to the world class sports and rowing precincts of Stockland Park and Lake Kawana. Because of this unique location, we have built valuable partnerships that have played an important role in our Programs of Excellence in Football and Aquatics. We also offer Programs of Excellence in Academia and the Arts as part of our diverse, engaging curriculum.

International friendships, International Study Tours and a global perspective projected through our curriculum are the result of a very successful and internationally celebrated International Program that hosts hundreds of International students from Asia, Europe, The Americas and Britain annually. The culture of our College is positively shaped by this exciting program. Kawana Waters P-12 State College is internationally accredited through the Council of International Schools.

School Information

Year established: 1986
Number of students: 1600

We are centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, about one hour north of Brisbane.
Positioned between the ocean and lakes, we offer students a unique Australian education experience.
Our highly skilled staff provide a quality education from Prep to Year 12 in a caring and safe environment.
Our vision is to develop lifelong learners who make a positive contribution to our global society.
We have been welcoming students to our International Student Program since 1997.

University or vocational pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Head-Start program and Health Gateway program
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast specialist course entry program
  • Sunshine Coast Trade Training Centre
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Allied Health)
  • School facilities

  • Aquatics centre, Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Extensive sports facilities
  • Performing arts centre
  • Marine aquaculture, marine studies and boating equipment
  • International Student Centre
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Surfing camps
  • Senior marine science studies excursions
  • Leadership development
  • Musical dance and drama performances and excursions
  • International student excursions
  • Writers workshops and competitions
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Aquatics Excellence program
  • Arts Excellence program
  • Football School of Excellence
  • Academic Curriculum Excellence program
  • Marine science
  • Programs of distinction in the arts: drama, dance, visual arts and music
  • Vocational education and training in marine, tourism, computing, arts, hospitality and construction
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D)
  • Tutorial programs
  • Gifted and talented program
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Prep - Year 6 = $13,372 per year
  • 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: https://eqi.com.au/study-options/fees

    School Entry Requirements

    Prep - Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    PSP 1 PSP 2 PSP 3 PSP 4 HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *PSP refers to BROWNS Primary School Preparation program. 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