Whitsunday Anglican School

Private School

Whitsunday Anglican School is located in the northern part of Mackay in the charming tropical north of Queensland. It is a lively high school with boarding facilities for students from more remote parts of Australia as well as for international students.

It is one of the best schools in Queensland in terms of academic achievement. In 2018, it was a finalist in the “Regional School of the Year” category at the first Australian Education Awards. The criteria for this category were based on academic achievement, high standards of teaching and learning and a commitment to innovation.

Whitsunday Anglican School will soon have a state-of-the-art technical learning center, the STEAM Centre (see video below). Designed to build on the strengths of industry in the region, the STEAM Center will provide students with important skills for the future in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Mathematics.

Students up to Year 12 learn content directly related to future skills in health and biotechnology, extractive industries, engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, robotics, internet of things, food production, technology and design.

Whitsunday Anglican School also has a very good Outdoor Education program as a mandatory part of the curriculum, which focuses on the growth and development of students as individuals and their ability to interact with others. The Outdoor Education program is an integral part of the overall curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole person. Outdoor Education Week takes place every September. For the Senior School, the camps include important academic components, such as leadership seminars, as well as outdoor physical challenges that promote personal development.

The students in the boarding school live like one big family. All have their own desk, cupboard and wall space for pictures and schedules. The bedrooms have fans and are air-conditioned. There are also common rooms, kitchenettes, TV areas and a small library.

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  • private
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 820
  • Year established: 1988




  • First-class school for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths)
  • Boarding Facilities

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