The Agnew School is a registered and accredited private multi-campus school established to provide a quality education to the Australian community and, in particular, to Brethren students. The Agnew School provides a unique learning environment for students, guided by a focus on “Learning to Learn”. A self-directed approach to teaching and learning provides a foundation for lifelong learning, and prepares students for tertiary education and the workplace. The school is committed to achieving the highest levels of teaching from staff and academic potential from students. This focus on high standards and student-driven learning has resulted in achievement levels for students that are well above the national average in Australia.
Secondary school or high school are some of the most exciting years of a student’s life as they begin to explore all of the options and opportunities that lie ahead in their future! The Sunshine Coast has a vast range of Secondary Education options on offer, many of which are highly renowned for both academic achievements and co-curricular activities. With a variety of secondary schooling options available; including independent, Christian and public, the Sunshine Coast has something to suit the individual needs of each and every child as they transition into adulthood.
Beerwah State High School is located at the foot of the Glasshouse Mountains and since opening in 1992, Beerwah State High School has built a reputation as a safe, caring and supportive school, recognised across the Sunshine Coast as a leader in secondary schooling. The school offers a comprehensive academic, vocational, artistic and sporting programs to suit the needs of all students. A specialist athletics extension program is available in Years 8, 9 and 10 and the school has a partnership agreement with Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre (SCTTTC). The school’s motto: “Together we learn, individually we grow, success for all” embraces an ethos where students are encouraged to do their best, while considering others’ perspectives and working together as a team.
- 551 Nambour-Mapleton Rd, Kureelpa, QLD 4560
- +61 7 5441 5227
Founded in 1975, the Blackall Range Independent School is a fully accredited, non-denominational and co-educational school teaching grades prep through year 12. Nestled amongst the beautiful hills of Kureelpa in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the school is small by design and the educational model is very much enhanced by the rural setting. The school seeks to meet the emotional, social and educational requirements of all students, and foster ‘a community of learners’ that incorporates students, staff and parents.
- 51 Blaxland Rd, Burnside, QLD 4560
- +61 7 5459 7333
Burnside State High School is located in the suburb of Nambour and the school places a priority on quality relationships and this emphasis has provided the key ingredient for its outstanding success across all year levels. As it is a small school it is easier to monitor student progress and provide support. The school is the proud winner of numerous awards and has hosted many international educators on fact finding visits. Their innovative structure, quality curriculum programs and emphasis on values meets the needs of a diverse range of students.
Caloundra Christian College provides children with Christ-centred education and strong foundations for life and learning. Education at Caloundra Christian College is about partnering with families as they raise your children. The school encourages students to strive for excellence and ‘big-heartedness’ and they provide a quality, diverse schooling experience that prepares students to meet all the challenges of life.
- Pelican Waters Blvd, Caloundra, QLD 4551
- +61 7 5437 5800
Caloundra City Private School is located within the beautiful natural environment at Pelican Waters near Pumicestone Passage, Sunshine Coast. The young school is well positioned to service the community with all of the benefits independent schooling in Queensland offers for girls and boys. The classroom learning environment is carefully designed to be high, light and airy, catching the best of the Sunshine Coast’s northerly aspect. Combined with innovative room designs, the school has invested in contemporary eLearning equipment, including individual devices for each student, and complementary software allowing twenty four hour access to learning resources.
- 88 Queen Street, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
- +61 7 5436 8444
Caloundra State High School is a traditional yet future orientated school where individual student growth and personal achievements are celebrated alongside academic success – students are their number one priority. Strong leadership with dedicated staff who value relationships with students, underpins the safe, positive and nurturing environment. Partnerships between students, staff, parents and the community foster a sense of belonging and connectedness. High expectations with clear responsibilities and consistency complement the diverse, innovative and relevant curriculum, delivering educational excellence and encouraging students to reach their full potential in academic and vocational outcomes.
- 164 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
- +61 7 5453 3222
Chancellor State College is located centrally on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Chancellor State College is a five-minute drive to Mooloolaba, and is a one-hour drive north of Brisbane. The college enjoys a partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast to deliver world class educational opportunities to all in the Sippy Downs Educational Precinct. This unique agreement offers an incredible richness to their highly regarded programs that are delivering outstanding achievements in the academic, cultural, leadership, community and sporting pursuits of students from prep through year 12 into university.
- Cnr Yandina-Coolum Rd & Arcoona Rd, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
- +61 7 5446 4780
Coolum Beach Christian College is a seamless K – 12 independent coeducational school based on the Sunshine Coast. The school places value on academics, but not as sole evidence for success.The school teaches the holistic values that build compassionate and informed citizens and are widely known for their character building curriculum, ‘Heart and Brain Matters’. An exciting recent addition to the school campus is Little Joeys Early Learning Centre. Little Joeys is open long day care hours and runs a kindergarten program as per the National Early Childhood / Kindergarten guidelines.
- Havana Rd East, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
- +61 7 5471 5333
Coolum State High School is located just north of the community of Coolum Beach. It is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by natural bushland and is in close proximity to local beaches. The region’s natural beauty complements the culture of learning, care, respect, and the pursuit of excellence contained within its walls. Coolum State High School is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by natural bushland and is in close proximity to local beaches. With current enrolment of over 1000 students with diverse learning styles, their educational programs are designed to develop, not only a love of learning amongst the students, but to prepare them as valuable community members and constructive global citizens.
Glasshouse Christian College is a Prep to Year 12 Sunshine Coast private school, leading the way in innovation through technology. As one of the leading Sunshine Coast independent schools, they care about every aspect of a student’s educational journey. Students are nurtured in a warm and stimulating Christian school environment and encouraged to pursue academic, cultural and sporting excellence to reach their full potential. Glasshouse Christian College has recently been named as one of ‘Queensland’s most innovative schools’ and recognised by Apple as an ‘Apple Distinguished School’, the only Apple Distinguished School in the Sunshine Coast region.
- 115 Eumundi Road, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
- +61 7 5455 8600
Good Shepherd Lutheran College is a Prep-Year 12 community serving the families of beautiful Noosa and surrounding districts. Drawing on more than 25 years of academic success and Christian care, Good Shepherd offers a comprehensive education which equips students to be compassionate, skilled leaders of tomorrow. Good Shepherd Lutheran College’s dedicated and skilled teaching and non-teaching staff work with parents to provide an educational experience that will bring out the best in each student.
Gympie State High School is Queensland’s oldest state secondary school and boasts a proud history of academic, cultural, sporting and community excellence. While the school has evolved throughout its history it has remained true to its vision of a learning community where positive relationships are the foundation for achievement of everyone’s personal best in all aspects of school life.The school has worked hard to forge close relationships with our community and this has been recognised with the strength of our School Based Apprenticeship and Trainee Program making the state final for the 2015 and 2017 Showcase Awards. The school currently has a population of approximately 1100 students.
- 126-142 Wises Road, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
- +61 7 5477 3444
Immanuel Lutheran College is a P-12 co-educational school located in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast . Situated on 23 picturesque hectares and surrounded by rainforest, innovation is at the core of the programs offered, blending classroom, mobile and online experiences seamlessly throughout the learning journey. Facilitating connections between students, staff, parents and the wider community is an integral part of our approach and a key point of difference. A new Environmental Centre opened in 2018 and is designed to foster connections between students from across the Sunshine Coast as well as our local university.
- 119 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, QLD 4575
- +61 7 5436 9366
Kawana Waters State College is a co-educational Queensland Government State School offering quality education from Prep to Year 12 (P-12). Students, parents and staff value its warm, supportive atmosphere and its focus on academic excellence and ‘Learning for life’. The campus is next to the world-class sports and rowing precincts of Stockland Park and Lake Kawana. Some of the best beaches of the beautiful Sunshine Coast are within easy walking distance. The College’s varied academic and sporting facilities reflect the breadth of the College’s educational offerings. The spacious grounds include an environmental wetland area. Kawana Waters State College is a partner of the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre which provides vocational qualifications and tertiary pathways for students in year 11 and 12 preparing them for the workplace or further education and training.
Kilcoy State High School opened in 1963 and has grown steadily over the past five decades. The school motto, “Success with honour” encapsulates the school values of expectation, achievement and success. The vision “Expecting the best, achieving success” demonstrates that the school has high expectations and envisages success from all members of the school community. At Kilcoy High, teachers build productive relationships to ensure constant student improvement and their best possible outcomes. Kilcoy State High School’s data is very positive, indicating that the school is performing very well in terms of achievement, behavioural outcomes, attendance and engagement.
Maleny State High School provides a diverse and inspiring learning environment that prepares students to be informed, responsible and caring individuals. Maleny State High School is located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. With a student population of 750 Year 7 – 12 students, Maleny State High School has a small school feel, with big school outcomes. Maleny State High School aims to develop learning potential and resilience in students through establishing caring relationships (taking time to find out about students’ needs and to work with them), delivering high-expectation messages (empowering students to rise above negative circumstances) and providing opportunities for active participation and contribution to school and community life.
- 160 Maroochydore Rd, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
- +61 7 5409 7333
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. Established in 1964 and founded on strong traditional values, Maroochydore High has an innovative, dynamic and modern curriculum, where students achieve excellent outcomes and where Year 12 performance in recent years has established Maroochydore High as one of the top schools on the Sunshine Coast. The school’s outlook is future oriented as they endeavour to equip students with the skills and attitudes they need to create a bright and prosperous future.
Mary Valley State College is an Education Queensland State School offering schooling from Preschool to year ten. The goal of ‘Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world’ is aimed at every individual and guides all that is done within the College. The college has a current enrolment of approximately 200 students and is situated in the township of Imbil (population 469) in the heart of the Mary Valley. The school offers an engaging relevant curriculum and whole school activities that develop students as active, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.
- 1-47 Stringybark Road, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
- +61 7 5477 3200
Matthew Flinders Anglican College is an independent Prep to Year 12 co-educational school located in Buderim, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The school seeks to enrol students who are able to make a positive contribution to the life of the College and who will benefit from its academic and co-curricular programs. Set on a beautifully treed and landscaped campus approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the coastal beaches, Flinders is well-known for its state-of-the-art Performance Centre, the unique and magical Early Learning Centre and the superb flood-lit sports ovals, among other impressive facilities, such as the brand new Aquatic Centre. Our students benefit from having all of the facilities on-site and readily accessible, not only during school hours but also beyond the school day via our extensive co-curricular program.
- 214 Parklands Blvd, Meridian Plains, QLD 4551
- +61 7 5490 2666
Meridan State College is an Independent Public School situated in the fast-growing western suburbs of Caloundra on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Meridan is a Prep-Year 12 College and boasts a distinctive subschool structure which fosters the education of this broad age range of students in modern campuses which have been purpose designed to cater for each cohort at their specific age of development. Each phase offers a diverse and rich curriculum supported by quality teaching that gives our students a seamless progression through their 13 years of schooling. A dense rainforest divides the site creating an attractive environment, providing unique learning experiences for students in a beautiful, natural environment.
- 880-932 Maroochydore Rd, Forest Glen, QLD 4556
- +61 7 5445 3483
Montessori International College is an independent, non-denominational school renowned for its innovative learning spaces and highly experienced and dedicated teachers. Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, just 10 minutes from the Maroochydore CBD, the school caters to young people from 15 months through to 18 years of age. The school’s new campus is located on 22 hectares of bushland and is developing into an international benchmark for quality Montessori education. Surrounded by nature, learning occurs in beautifully designed eco-friendly learning spaces under the guidance of highly skilled teachers. Students at Montessori International College enjoy a learner-centered education. They experience hands-on, independent and purposeful learning as well as the support of a caring and inclusive community.
- Lady Musgrave Dr, Mountain Creek, QLD 4557
- +61 7 5457 8333
Mountain Creek State High School is one of the most highly regarded schools on the Sunshine Coast and has an excellent reputation for outstanding achievements in academic, cultural, leadership, community and sporting programs. The school offers a range of programs which provide multiple pathways for the full range of students enrolled. These programs include a focus on Science, Health Science and Engineering, Zenith, Young Scholars and Young Achievers’ programs in the middle school, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in the senior school, and a wide variety of sporting development programs including Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby League and AFL. The school teaches two languages Japanese and Spanish in both the QCAA curriculum and the IBDP however other languages are supported through the School of Distance Education.
Nambour Christian College makes sure that students are equipped with all the necessary knowledge and information to fulfil their potential. The school provides a dynamic learning environment that covers all bases, from academic endeavours, to sporting and artistic opportunities and a supportive Christian community that aims to provide guidance and support throughout their formative years. This ensures that every student receives a well-rounded, comprehensive education that enriches them intellectually, culturally and spiritually.
- 70 Windsor Rd, Burnside QLD 4560
- +61 7 5444 9333
Situated in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Nambour Special School delivers quality education for students with a range of disabilities in a supportive environment. The school is divided into four cohorts -Junior Primary (Prep – Yr 2), Senior Primary (Yr 3 – 6), Junior Secondary (Yr 7 – 10) and STEP (Yr 11-12). Class groupings are generated with consideration to age, educational and social needs. The Australian Curriculum forms the basis of Nambour Special School’s Curriculum Framework. Information and Communication Technologies are embedded in all learning areas, which include laptops, tablet devices, augmentative communication systems, picture exchange systems, Makaton, PODDS and personal electronic communication devices.
- Coronation Avenue, Nambour QLD 4560, Australia
- +61 7 5459 0333
Nambour State College was founded in 2016, resulting from the amalgamation of Nambour State High School and Nambour State School. Two of the oldest schools on the Sunshine Coast had co-existed for decades and decided to join forces to help provide the best possible education for their students. Students enjoy extensive facilities and resources in this large campus in the heart of Nambour. Whatever age your child joins the college, they will benefit from common teaching and support programs that run from prep through to year 12. Literacy and numeracy development will run seamlessly for the 13 years of schooling and students can easily accelerate their learning.
- 20 Cooroy Belli Creek Road, Cooroy QLD 4563, Australia
- +61 7 5447 7808
Noosa Christian College is a small school with a big heart. They believe that the success of each child is dependent upon the development and nurturing of positive and proactive relationships and partnerships between staff, parents and students.The college provides students with opportunities to pursue success along a variety of pathways, be they spiritual, academic, physical, artistic, emotional or social. Noosa Christian College, Cooroy is set on a beautiful rural campus in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Offering a co-educational stream of classes from Kindergarten to Year 12 and the College is known for its strong community and a secure, nurturing environment for students.
- Tulip Street, Cooroy, QLD 4563
- +61 7 5472 2222
Noosa District State High School is a co-educational secondary school with Years 7 and 8 at the Pomona Campus and Years 9 to 12 at the Cooroy Campus. The two campuses are situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The school delivers a broad range of academic and vocational learning experiences to approximately 1340 students. Noosa District State High School is well renowned for its Marine Studies, Agriculture, Live Theatre and Production, and Hospitality programs which are complimented by opportunities for students to excel in the cultural, sporting and leadership areas. The strong business and industry support within the school enables extension programs such as Australian Business Week, F1 Cars Technology Challenge, 4×4 In Schools, Subs In Schools and Aerospace.
- 86 Nyell Rd, Doonan, QLD 4562
- +61 7 5471 0199
Noosa Pengari Steiner School offers a classic Steiner/Waldorf curriculum, which meets the evolving academic, creative and social needs of students from Kindergarten to Class 12. The beautiful and sustainably designed campus is located on sixteen hectares in the lush Noosa Hinterland. By balancing social, intellectual, emotional and ecological needs, the school provides stress free, yet rigorous learning. They foster an approach based on respect and responsibility and all students are given room to grow and flourish naturally. The size of the school means that our inspirational teaching staff can provide individual focus and attention to each child. The school has been built with outstanding environmental considerations and sustainability practices support the harmony of the school community.
- Woodlands Blvd, Meridan Plains, QLD 4551
- +61 7 5436 7300
Pacific Lutheran College is a coeducational Kindergarten to Year 12 independent private school of the Lutheran Church of Australia, serving the Caloundra, Kawana and Hinterland communities on the Sunshine Coast. The Pacific Lutheran Early Learning Centre is co-located on site.Pacific Lutheran College’s values are based on the following principles, which are deeply embedded across all aspects of our community: People, the Focus – Learning, the Purpose – Christ, the Way. The school believes that these principles not only stand as valuable sign posts for the years of schooling but also for life as a whole.
- 41 Old Emu Mountain Rd, Peregian Beach, QLD 4573
- +61 7 5448 1722
Peregian Beach College is a non-faith based, truly independent College educating students from Kindergarten to Year 12 on the one site. Peregian Beach College aims to enable each of their students to realise their full academic, social, cultural, sporting and community potential, and to assist them in becoming valued members of their communities. The College aims to provide an educational environment which gives students a strong sense of personal worth and belonging and which attempts to reflect and promote the positive values of its families.
- 60 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
- +61 7 5476 6100
Siena was founded in 1997 to meet the increasing demand for Catholic education on the Sunshine Coast and is located at Sippy Downs. The College opened with 98 Year 8 students in four streams and the first Senior class graduated in 2001. In 2003, a fifth stream was added to Year 8 and in 2015 Year 7 was added as part of the Flying Start programme for Queensland schools, bringing the maximum enrolment to 920 students. Siena is part of an educational precinct that also includes the dual campus (P-6 and 7-12) of Chancellor State College, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Siena Catholic Primary School (P-6), which opened in 2002. The College is an Archdiocesan College administered by Brisbane Catholic Education and has close links with the Suncoast / Stella Maris Parish.
- 40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs, QLD 4573
- +61 7 5471 5555
St Andrew’s Anglican College is an award winning Independent private school achieving excellence on the Sunshine Coast. With current enrolment of 1260 students, the College caters for students from Prep through to Year 12. The College has been fortunate to attract a high calibre of staff who seek each day to provide unique, engaging and broad educational opportunities for the children in their care. Little Saints is the College’s Early Learning Centre and Day Care catering for children from 6 weeks through till school age.
St John’s College is an outstanding co-educational Catholic High School administered by Brisbane Catholic Education. St John’s has a current enrolment of 765 students in Years 7 to Year 12 and is staffed by professional, experienced and dedicated teachers. St John’s has been established for thirty five years on its present site, seventy five years as a Catholic secondary school in Nambour, and has a fine tradition of scholastic, cultural, sporting and extra- curricular success. St John’s offers a contemporary coeducational secondary education with an emphasis on Catholic Christian values to prepare students for life and living in the 21st century.
- Sea Eagle Dr, Noosaville, QLD 4566
- +61 7 5474 0022
St Teresa’s Catholic College is an authentic Christian community where Gospel values are evident and lived out in relationships and practices between students, staff and parents.The school was established by Brisbane Catholic Education in 2004 and 2018 sees the school enter its 15th year of operation. The College holds a strong commitment to contemporary learning and teaching frameworks, models and strategies. Engaging the students in a love of learning is an explicit priority. As parents and teachers, we want the best outcomes for our children and students, as we undertake learning that is rigorous, relevant and based on trusting relationships. The school offers an environment of respect and lasting friendships and career pathways that offer every student every opportunity to excel.
- Cnr Schubert & Kiel Mtn Rd, Woombye, QLD 4559
- +61 7 5451 3600
Suncoast Christian College (a ministry of Suncoast Church) is a Prep to Year 12 Christian co-educational College with Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten, located in Woombye on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Established in 1979, the College is known for its sense of community and true commitment to excellent Christian education for Sunshine Coast families. At Suncoast they understand the educational journey for your child is unique and believe in guiding your child to achieve their personal best in an environment where a love of learning is valued. Students benefits from a team of dedicated Christian teachers who believe in developing your child’s academic potential and character with high quality pastoral care and attention given to the wellbeing of every student.
- 45 Ben Lexcen Dr, Sunshine Beach, QLD 4567
- +61 7 5440 4222
Sunshine Beach State High School is located in the beautiful northern part of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, 5km from Noosa’s famous Main Beach. Sunshine Beach is a modern, progressive and internationally accredited state high school. The school focuses on the development of positive relationships with students and the community, multiple pathways for students, teaching, learning and innovation. The school has a strong academic focus and maintain links with several universities, while providing opportunities for workplace learning and certificate courses.
From the moment you drive through the school’s gates along the tree-lined roads, across their natural spring fed lakes and into the 100 acre rainforest playground you feel a sense of belonging in their learning community where staff and students are connected to a central purpose.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School is a leading co-educational, Christian school Sunshine Coast for students from Prep to Year 12. Their on-site Grammar Early Learning Centre caters for children from 6 weeks to school age and their Outside School Hours Care program provides the complete learning journey for all students.
At Grammar they constantly strive for excellence ensuring their staff and students are fit for the future. Sunshine Coast Grammar School offers an engaging and challenging curriculum. The school vision: Where Passion Meets Purpose, reflects the strength of their belief that students who have a love for learning, will have greater success.
- 47 Lomond Cres, Caloundra West, QLD 4551
- +61 7 5490 5777
Unity College is an ecumenical P-12 College owned and administered by Brisbane Catholic Education working in partnership with both the Caloundra Catholic and Uniting Churches. As an Ecumenical College, Unity College is committed to the teachings of both the Catholic and Uniting Churches for students and their families through a rich worshipping Christian community and responsive, pastoral care experiences.Built upon 11 hectares of land in Bellvista Estate with three distinct phases of learning – Junior Phase (Years P-6) Middle Phase (Years 7-9) and Senior Phase (Years 10-12), the College hosts a current enrolment of over 1400 students. Unity College is committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning initiatives, as well as providing innovative contemporary resources to meet the perse needs and capacities of learners. The College boasts state of the art facilities and extensive grounds for students to enjoy.
- 73-175 Old Maryborough Rd, Gympie, QLD 4570
- +61 7 5482 4317
Located in the beautiful rural surrounds of Gympie, Victory College is an independent Co-educational Christian College for students from Prep to Year 12. Founded in 1980, the College is set on 26 scenic and well-maintained acres and, today, home to nearly 600 students. Victory College has separate precincts for Prep, Primary and Secondary students and a range of modern facilities including library, language centre, sports stadium, science labs, ovals, equestrian centre and more. Students have the opportunity to learn sports, music, dance and drama and also benefit from after school sport and ‘Tute time’ (optional after-school tuition). Caring and supportive teachers guide the students with a values-based education enabling them to explore, play and learn to the best of their potential.