Coolum State High School

Coolum State High School is a dynamic school, nestled on an idyllic school campus surrounded by a national park and in close proximity to the local beaches.

Thanks to its very strong results in science, sports and music, Coolum State High School is now one of the premium schools on the Sunshine Coast. In addition to general classrooms, we have specialist technical areas in industrial technology and design, home economics, art, performing arts, science, and state of the art flexible learning areas where students can learn coding, robotics, 3D design and modelling, and produce their work using our laser cutter.

International Students who enrol for a period of one year (Terms 1 – 4), may apply for additional school programs. The Academy Program encompasses AFL (Australian Football League), Basketball, Cheerleading,  Chess, Netball, Robotics, SongSpark and Surfing. Each program offers students the opportunity to experience events, competitions and excursions.

Against the backdrop of the beautiful, unspoiled beaches of Coolum, is the award winning Surfing Academy Program. With graduates such as Isabella Nichols, the 2016 Junior World Champion, this renowned program offers students exceptional training opportunities with highly experienced and nationally accredited surfing coaches.

The Cheerleading Academy’s program is based on commitment, passion and teamwork and includes a series of energetic exercises and training sessions designed to develop the athletic skills of the participants, including strength and stability as well as dance and performance skills. These can be demonstrated in cheerleader excursions and state school competitions.

Coolum State High School usually organizes two trips per term for the International students to theme parks and longer tours to islands in the Great Barrier Reef and other highlights. The excursions depend on the interest of the students and the accommodation available on site.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,420
  • Year established: 1985




  • Academy Program on AFL, Basketball, Cheerleading,  Chess, Netball, Robotics und Surfing (experienced Surfers)
  • Learn to surf program

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.