Tannum Sands State High School

Tannum Sands State High School Overview

Tannum Sands State High School

Our school is located in a dual township (“Boyne Island – Tannum Sands)” of 10 000 people, adjacent to the beach. Our

school is quite new (established 1998) and has a modern outlook and excellent facilities. Our students come from well-to-do families, and are very friendly and accepting. Strong in academics, our school also focuses strongly on sport, the arts, leadership and vocational education. We endeavour to live out our Key School Values: showing Respect, demonstrating Responsibility and seeking Excellence.

We regularly host international students, whom we value for the diversity and richness they bring to our school community.

Year Established 1998
Number of Students 1090

3 Reasons to Choose Tannum Sands State High School

  • Our school is friendly, well-disciplined and modern
  • You will experience “true” Australia, outside the metropolitan cities
  • We offer a full range of programs, to suit many different interests


  • Marine Studies, including trips to a Great Barrier Reef uninhabited island
  • Instrumental Music program – brass, woodwind, percussion, strings
  • Gifted and Talented Students program
  • Off-site campuses at a smelter, a powerhouse, a construction company – preparing for the work place in a REAL setting!
  • School-based apprenticeships
  • Full range of academic, cultural, sport, leadership and vocational programs


  • Sporting teams
  • Annual musical, play or theatre restaurant


  • Japanese at Year 8 to 10 level
  • Japanese at Year 11/12 level, or other languages, can sometimes be studied by distance education


  • Specialist blocks for all subject disciplines, including catering kitchens, welding bays and science laboratories
  • Sound proof music practice rooms and mini recording studio
  • Large Performance Centre – sport, drama, theatrical productions
  • Many well stocked computer rooms
  • Large ovals and pleasant gardens
  • Full canteen service tertiar y path ways
  • Students can attend universities locally, in our capital city (Brisbane) and many other Australian universities


  • Regional Award for Gifted and Talented Students Program
  • Principal was Qld’s State Manager of the Year 2007 Dux is now studying Medicine at prestigious Monash University in Melbourne


Our school has an excellent reputation, not only in our local region, but statewide


Apply Now to study at Tannum Sands State High School.