Caloundra State High School is a great school, with fantastic staff and students. With more than 50 years of education, the school proudly reflects on generations of students who have benefited from its quality approach to education, and have moved forward to broad horizons and bright futures.

Caloundra State High School boasts experienced staff who deliver an innovative, broad curriculum of very high quality that caters for academic and vocational pathways. The school has a positive school culture with an atmosphere of tradition and high achievement where students and staff work together harmoniously with respect. It also offers extensive programs to nurture excellence in academic, cultural and sporting achievement to ensure students reach their full potential.

Facilities: Computer and science laboratories, Performing arts centre including two dance studios, Specialist music rooms, Hospitality catering kitchens, Indoor sports stadium and extensive outdoor sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and netball courts, Marine aquaponics system, marine studies and boating equipment, Industrial technology and design workshops and graphics rooms, Art classrooms including computer pod for graphic design.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Students study the CORE subjects of English, History, Geography, Mathematics and Science all year. They also study Languages (French or Italian) along with a selection of elective subjects from Technology (Food, Design & Digital Technology), the Arts (Visual Art, Music, Drama, Dance) and Health and Physical Education for one semester.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Senior Authority (OP) Subjects – English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science 21, Marine Science, Film, Television & New Media, Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art, Information processing & technology, Information technology systems, Accounting, Business Management, Legal Studies, Modern History, Ancient History, Geography, French/Italian, Physical Education, Health Education, Home Economics, Graphics. Vocational Education (VET) – Certificate IV in Justice, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care, Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate II in Sport & Recreation.

The school also offers School-based Apprenticeships or Traineeship Programs, Recognised subjects/courses from TAFE, other RTOs and University, Sunshine Coast Trade Training Centre.

Sport: Volleyball Excellence.

Extracurricular activities: Performance excellence program (dance/drama); Performance groups – string ensemble, concert band, stage band, vocal group, female vocal ensemble, male vocal ensemble; ASX share market competition; Creative arts program – Arts Gala Night, talent quest, Dance Extension Group (‘EDGE’), dance and music eisteddfods; Debating and public speaking; School camps – senior marine science (Heron Island), year 8 Emu Gully camp; Advanced Learners program; World Challenge; Leadership program/senior leader investiture; National Geographic Australian Geography competition; QLD Economics Teachers Association and the University of Qld – Economics competition and the QLD History Teachers Association Historical Writing competition; Year 12 formal.

Welfare and personal development: Chaplaincy, School Nurse, Guidance Services.

Special features: Performing arts – dance, dance excellence, drama, drama excellence, music, music excellence, vocal group, instrumental music, string ensemble, stage band, concert band; Marine Science; Tourism and Hospitality; iACHIEVE mentor program for top academic achievers; Supportive student services team; Junior and Senior Secondary school leadership programs.

The school has a large international student program, offering a range of Sunshine coast hospitality.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:88 Queen Street, Caloundra Qld 4551
  • Phone:07 5436 8444
  • Fax:07 5491 8457

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