Coolum State High School


Coolum State High School overview

Coolum State High School is a well resourced, progressive secondary school located on the Sunshine Coast. Our focus is excellence in academic, vocational, cultural, sporting and community endeavours delivered in a supportive educational environment.

We have a broad range of academic and vocational education and training programs. Students develop personal leadership skills through their involvement in a range of committees and councils, which are supported by our
committed, experienced and caring staff. Coolum SHS, a great place to belong.

3 reasons to choose Coolum State High School

  • Situated in an extraordinary bushland environment, close to a surf beach
  • Students and staff are friendly, caring and make Coolum High a good place to belong
  • We offer a wide range of experiences, with a focus on academic excellence and student leadership and participation


  • Surfing excellence program
  • School based apprenticeships
  • Japanese language program
  • Driver education program
  • Geospatial information technology


  • Annual Arts Expo
  • Annual Year 12 conference
  • Cheerleading
  • Stage, concert and rock bands
  • Debating and Public speaking


  • Japanese


  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Performing Arts centre
  • Sports oval and football grounds
  • Tennis, basketball, netball, beach volleyball courts
  • Art and video conferencing facilities
  • Library and internet access
  • Practical art rooms
  • Extensive manual arts, hospitality and textile study facilities


  • Winner of BP Grant for year 9 Geography to develop extensive fire plan of school
  • 8 teachers with ICT Pedagogical Licence
  • Teacher received $5000 Smart Classrooms Teaching Excellence Award
  • 3 winners of 10 in Queensland in Google Art Awards
  • National Award winner for Clean Beach Challenge
  • Young Legends Award, integrating Science projects
  • Suncoast Eisteddfod winners, Fusion Band Tour


  • School staff are district leaders in Technology Studies
  • Study Tours (Japan, Korea)
  • Registered Training organisation for VET courses in Media and Multi Media, Work Place Practices, Business Services, IT, Engineering, Furnishing, Tourism
  • School teacher Spatial Technologies in Schools Project Officer at USC