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.
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
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
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)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme
Junior Italian, intermediate Italian and senior Italian
French, Japanese, Chinese, German and Spanish and other languages through distance education
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
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for international students
International study tours
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
*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