Noosa District State High School is a co-educational secondary school with Years 7 and 8 at the Pomona Campus and Years 9 to 12 at the Cooroy Campus. The two campuses are situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

The school delivers a broad range of academic and vocational learning experiences to approximately 1340 students. Noosa District State High School is renowned for its Marine Studies, Agriculture, Live Theatre and Production, and Hospitality programs which are complemented by opportunities for students to excel in the cultural, sporting and leadership areas. The strong business and industry support within the school enables extension programs such as Australian Business Week, F1 Cars Technology Challenge, 4×4 In Schools, Subs In Schools and Aerospace.

A Special Education Program caters for students with disabilities and learning difficulties as well as mentoring indigenous students and overseeing Gifted and Talented programs. The teaching staff are highly experienced, having taught in a variety of settings.

The school’s motto is ‘Industria Vincit Omnia’ which means Industry Conquers All. It is used along with the Vision of ‘Excellence Through Diversity’, reflecting the school’s ability as a high performing school. The school aims to provide a safe, harmonious environment which empowers students to excel as lifelong learners and become active responsible citizens.

Noosa District State High School is a student-centred learning community which fosters care and compassion. It aspires to be aware of others and their culture, accept diversity within a democratic society, and promote the rights and privileges of Australian Citizenship.

Facilities: General learning areas, specialist buildings, swimming pool, hall, Special Education Unit, agriculture farm, state-of-the-art canteen, Performance Hall, swimming pool, school oval, indoor basketball court, basketball/tennis courts, Hospitality Centre, library, established gardens, dance studio, computer labs.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Key Learning Areas – English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Technology and Language other than English (LOTE) during years 8, 9 and 10. Elective subjects – LOTE (French and Japanese), Business, Industrial Technology, Life Technology, Art, Drama, Music and Agriculture.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Authority subjects – Accounting, Aerospace Studies, Agricultural Science, Ancient History, Biological Science, Business Communication and Technologies, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English, Extension English (Year 12 only), Film and TV, French, Geography, Graphics, Health Education, Home Economics, Information Processing & Technology, Japanese, Marine Studies, Maths A, Maths B, Maths C, Modern History, Science in Practice, Music, Extension Music (Year 12 only), Physics, Physical Education, Visual Art.

Authority Registered subjects – Visual Design, Dance Studies, English Communication, Community Recreation, Marine and Aquatic Practices, Pre-vocational Mathematics.

Vocational Education Certificates – Certificate I and II in Business, Certificate I and II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate I in Animal Studies, Certificate I in Agriculture, Certificate I in Food Operations, Certificate I and II in Rural Operations, Certificate I and II in Hospitality, Certificate I, II  and III in Live Production, Theatre and Events, Certificate II in Manufacturing, Certificate I and II in Creative Industries(Media), Cert II in Workplace Practices, Certificate I in Furnishing and Certificate 1 in Engineering, Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate III in Active Volunteering, Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) with other Registered Training Organisations.

Welfare and personal development: Special Education Program, Gifted and Talented programs.

Special features: Extension programs such as Australian Business Week, F1 Cars Technology Challenge, 4×4 In Schools, Subs In Schools and Aerospace.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1340 Students
  • 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:Tulip Street, Cooroy Qld 4563
  • Phone:07 5472 2222
  • Fax:07 5472 2200

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