Sunshine Beach State High School

Sunshine Beach State High School overview

Sunshine Beach State High School is a modern, progressive and Internationally accredited high school. The school focuses on the development of positive relationships with students and the community, pathways for students, teaching, learning and innovation. The school has a strong academic focus and maintains links with several universities.

Vocational areas include hospitality, tourism, visual arts and the marine industry. A well developed, high speed computer network ensures students undertake a 21st century education - with its challenges - fully equipped. With an experienced, professional and caring staff, Sunshine Beach SHS is able to proudly boast a quality education in a quality setting recognised as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations.

3 reasons to choose Sunshine Beach State High School

  • Located in the heart of Noosa, in a pristine natural setting two minutes from world famous Noosa beaches - recognised as one of the most attractive schools in the state.
  • A choice of 44 subjects and Marine Studies Camp
  • Programs of Excellence in Music, Surfing and Languages (Italian)


  • Excellence in surfing (by invitation)
  • Photography, Film and TV, the Arts
  • Marine Studies
  • Scuba diving course
  • School based apprenticeships (Stages)
  • Tourism and Hospitality industry links
  • Forensic science
  • Italian Language Program (Exchange with Bologna, Italy)
  • Excellence in Music (Vocal-Instrumental)


  • South Passage sailing (3 days on a 100 foot schooner)
  • Year 11 camp to Kenilworth State Forest
  • Debutante ball
  • Drama and Dance performances


  • ITALIAN- Advance Language Centre for Italian in the region. Beginner-Intermediate and Advance levels welcome
  • Six other languages available through Distance Education


  • Marine aquaculture, marine studies and boating equipment
  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Performing arts centre, theatre
  • Extensive sporting facilities and gym
  • Next to two swimming pools, 10 tennis court and a skateboard park
  • Film and television, multimedia
  • Photography darkroom

tertiary pathways

  • Links with the local TAFE (SCIT)


  • Maths team won the Australia-wide Share Market Competition
  • Award winning film and television students

Other highlights

  • Links to former International Olympic coaches in swimming and rowing
  • Former Opera Queensland teacher in residence for vocal coaching