Maroochydore State High School

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Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore State High School

Principal's Welcome

As Principal of Maroochydore State High, I extend a warm welcome to all international students and your families. Maroochydore High offers specialised programs in a wide range of curriculum areas. Some of the speciality subjects are Biotechnology and Marine Science, Chef training in Hospitality and Tourism, Japanese and a number of sports including Cricket, Surfing and Rugby League. Our school is well resourced, with our greatest resource being our teachers. The staff of Maroochydore High are experienced, highly qualified and dedicated to improving your learning. Our staff are very friendly and we work closely with you and your host families to provide a safe learning environment. The local community supports our school and is involved in many activities. Another advantage to enjoy is that our school is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast. We are close to major swimming and surfing beaches, shopping centres, the University and the Maroochydore Airport.

School Information

Year established: 1964
Number of students: 1250

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, with a backdrop of beautiful beaches, Maroochydore State High School is a vibrant and dynamic school, with highly experienced and qualified teachers who are caring and supportive of every student. Founded on strong traditional values, Maroochydore State High School has an innovative, dynamic and modern curriculum, where students achieve excellent outcomes, and safety, respect and learning permeate every aspect of school life.

Students are supported and challenged to realise their potential through an exciting range of subjects and innovative programs that provide something for everyone.

University or vocational pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) – Headstart program (dual enrolment)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – direct entry
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast– direct entry certificate courses
  • School facilities

  • New modern, sophisticated science laboratories
  • Coastal Cookery Trade Training Centre – commercial kitchen and restaurant
  • Performing arts theatre and airconditioned state-of-the-art auditorium
  • Sports stadium and function hall
  • Rugby ovals, basketball and tennis courts
  • Sports development – Year 11 and 12
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) support
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Sydney, Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef trips for international students
  • Whale watching and Brisbane culture tour and NRL football game
  • School camp – marine studies
  • Heron Island
  • School musical production
  • Culture Festival
  • Concert band, stage band, rock bands and choir
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Biotechnology excellence program
  • Commercial cooking excellence program
  • Marine studies
  • Surfing program
  • Queensland College of Wine Tourism
  • Hospitality, restaurant and bar service courses
  • Film, television and new media
  • Information technology systems
  • Humanitarian Cambodia program – annual school project
  • 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