Caloundra State High School


Caloundra State High School overview

Reasons to choose Caloundra Island State High School

Caloundra State High School experienced staff delivering a broad curriculum that caters for academic and vocational pathways. A positive school culture with an atmosphere of tradition and high achievement. Programs to nurture excellence in academic, cultural and sporting achievement to ensure students reach their full potential.

Year Established 1963
Number of Students 1270

Special Programs

  • Aerospace Studies    
  • Surfing Excellence
  • Volleyball and Touch Football Excellence
  • Marine Aquatic Practices, Robotics    
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Optiminds host school    
  • Supportive Student Services team
  • School based apprenticeships and traineeships
  • iddle and senior leadership programs

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Performance Excellence Program (Dance/Drama)
  • Instrumental Music
  • Artist in Residence (Dance)    
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • School Camps -Senior Marine Studies (Heron Island) Year 8 Emu Gully Camp, Year 9 Camp, Music /Dance/Drama Camp
  • Opti-Minds (Gifted & Talented Program)
  • Fiji Dreaming Tour    
  • Leadership Program/Senior Leader Investiture
  • National Geographic Australian Geography competition
  • QETA/UQ Economics competition and the QHTA historical writing competition
  • Debutante Ball    
  • Year 12 Formal


  • French 8-12    
  • Italian 8-9
  • Other languages are available through distance learning

School Facilities

  • Computer and Science laboratories    
  • Photography darkroom
  • Performing Arts Centre including 2 dance studios
  • Specialist Music rooms    
  • Hospitality catering kitchens
  • Indoor Sports Stadium and extensive outdoor sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and netball courts
  • Marine aquaculture, marine studies and boating equipment
  • Industrial Technology and Design workshops and graphics rooms
  • Art classrooms including computer pod for graphic design

Tertiary Pathways

  • University of the Sunshine Coast direct entry program
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Headstart program


  • High Distinction, Distinction, Credit Awards in Australian English, Science, Mathematics & InformationTechnology Competitions.
  • Planning Institute of Australia Merit Award.
  • National V/Ball Boys Open Champions
  • State V/Ball Boys Open Champions
  • Top 5 State Junior Volleyball Champions

Other Highlights

  • Distinctive Middle and Senior school    
  • Science Fair


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