Maroochydore State High School

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, with a backdrop of beautiful beaches, Maroochydore State High School is a vibrant and dynamic school that is recognized as a leader in secondary education on the Sunshine Coast. Situated just over an hour drive north of Brisbane and in the centre of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore State High School is one of the largest high schools on the Sunshine Coast and offers a broad range of academic and vocational subjects to students from Year 7 to Year 12. The new Maroochydore CBD is only 2 kilometres away and Maroochydore Beach is an easy bike ride from school.

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.

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.


3 reasons to choose Maroochydore State High School

  • Great programs, great people; great relationships = a great place to learn
  • A safe place to learn and safe place to grow
  • ​Next door to Maroochydore beach on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast


Maroochydore State High School Information

Year established: 1964
Number of students: 1250
Address: 160 Maroochydore Road Maroochydore QLD 4558



  • Young Scientists Program
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) support
  • Biotechnology excellence program
  • Commercial cooking excellence programy
  • Centre for Creative Industries
  • Gateway School Queensland College of Wine Tourism
  • Beacon Foundation Career Preparation program
  • Marine Studies
  • Surfing Program
  • Film, Television and New Media
  • Instrumental Music
  • Student leadership and care programs
  • Driver education and Year 12 Docu drama
  • Hospitality, Restaurant and Bar Service Courses
  • School based traineeships and work experience program



  • Sydney, Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef trips for international students
  • Debating
  • Opti Minds Gifted and Talented Program
  • Science Fair
  • Culture Fest
  • Concert band, stage band, rock bands and choir
  • School camp – marine studies
  • Heron Island
  • Musical, concerts and discos
  • Cheerleading
  • National Academic Competitions
  • Student Council
  • Private surfing lessons
  • Year 12 Formal and Graduation
  • Whale watching and Brisbane culture tour​ and NRL football game​



  • Japanese



  • New modern, sophisticated science laboratories
  • State-of-the-art IT and manual art facilities
  • Multiple computer rooms
  • Performing arts complex
  • Sports stadium and function hall
  • Rugby ovals
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Modern cafeteria


Tertiary pathways

  • University of Sunshine Coast - Headstart Program (dual enrolment)



  • Regional Award -Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools
  • Queensland Schoolboy Cricket Champions



  • Broad range of academic, vocational, personal interest, specialist subjects
  • Leading Queensland school in the implementation of biotechnology in science
  • 50 junior and 10 senior sports teams



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