Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, with a backdrop of beautiful beaches, Maroochydore State High School is a vibrant and dynamic school, with highly experienced and qualified teachers who are caring and supportive of every student. Established in 1964 and founded on strong traditional values, Maroochydore High has an innovative, dynamic and modern curriculum, where students achieve excellent outcomes and where Year 12 performance in recent years has established Maroochydore High as one of the top schools on the Sunshine Coast.

The school values of safety, respect and learning permeate every aspect of school life. The school motto “Niti et Servire” means to strive and serve, so there is a very strong focus on effort, working to potential as well as the importance of active citizenship with service to the community embedded in every year level through a structured service and leadership program. An active Pastoral Care program and Student Services support team are integral in the school’s drive to try and ensure students have every opportunity to create a bright and prosperous future for themselves.

Students of all abilities are supported and challenged to realise their potential through an exciting range of subjects and innovative programs that provide something for everyone. Maroochydore High is a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and shine.

Facilities: Extensive gardens and playing fields, well-maintained older buildings with air conditioning, state-of-the-art modern resources such as the Coastal Cookery Trade Training Centre, new Science facilities and the Industrial Technology and Design centre, all classrooms have digital projectors and the entire school has wifi coverage.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Junior secondary schooling is based around a broad and general education with a central core of English, Maths, Science and History; this seeks to build relationships, engage students and lay the foundations for success in the senior school. The junior secondary curriculum has a distinct focus on literacy and numeracy and includes social, cultural, scientific, technological and aesthetic learning.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Students in Year 11 select six subjects that they will generally study for two years; every student must study English and Mathematics and select four other subjects from an extensive range of options. The subjects are organized into distinct groupings that facilitate a tertiary pathway, a vocational pathway or a personalised pathway.

Sport: Sports Development program.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Officer, school-based Youth Health Nurse, school-based Police Officer, Chaplain, Behaviour Support Consultant, Vocational Education Liaison Officer, Indigenous Liaison Officer and Youth Co-ordinator from IFYS, Deputies, Heads of Year and staff.

Special features: Uniform School. Maroochydore State High School also hosts students for the Secondary School and Study Abroad programs. Programs of Excellence and Year 7 Scholarships are available in Academic Excellence, Music Excellence and Creative Studies (Drama and Performance). Sports Development program.

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:160 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore Qld 4558
  • Phone:07 5409 7333
  • Fax:07 5409 7300

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