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Welcome to Coolum State High School, where educational excellence is delivered within a culture of care and respect amongst the stunning natural beauty of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Having the capacity to share this pristine part of the world with those young adults from vastly different cultures and environments, whilst making a valuable contribution to the development of their education, is a true privilege.

Our school prides itself on developing learning experiences which enrich the lives of our students, preparing them for their roles as global citizens. In this way, our International Program is beneficial not only for those visiting our wonderful school, but is excellent as a way of broadening our students’ global citizenry and their understanding of the world outside Coolum Beach.

Our curriculum has been developed with the immediate environment and the global arena in mind within the parameters of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Syllabuses, Curriculum to Classroom (C2C) units, the Australian Curriculum ACARA documents and Vocational Educational and Training modules.

Coolum State High School offers a truly unique educational experience, where our students’ minds are cultivated through excellent learning experiences within an exceptional location. What better way to immerse oneself in an iconic Australian way of life than right here at Coolum Beach!

A Virtual Tour video of Coolum State High School will show why students from a variety of overseas countries choose to come to our school.
We currently welcome students from all across the world, and past students have travelled from BrazilChile, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Our International Student Program is committed to a rich, multifaceted learning opportunities for students from abroad.  We are committed to providing students with experiences which allow them to become active global citizens, with a deep understanding of international issues and intercultural understanding.  Our international students develop friendships for life and add to the richness and diversity of our school community.

Department of Education and Training
Trading as Education Queensland International
CRICOS Provider Code: 00608A

  • Enrolment and Visa

    International student enrolment applications are submitted to Education Queensland International and forwarded to Coolum State High School.

  • Helpful Information

    Students are greeted on arrival at the airpott by school staff, and escorted to their homestay family.

  • Homestay

    International students are provided with local host families that are located in close proximity to school and public transport.

  • Principal's Welcome

    ​Coolum State High School campus is surrounded by natural beauty which complements the culture of learning, care, respect, and the pursuit of excellence contained within its walls.

  • Subjects and Monitoring

    Coolum State High School provides a wide range of subjects for students in Years 7 to 12.

  • Surfing and School Sport

    The Surfing Program for International Students includes 5 complimentary (FREE) ‘Learn to Surf’ Lessons and are held on the weekends.

  • Testimonials

    International students who have studied at Coolum State High School have been extremely impressed with the school and lifestyle.

  • Travel and Recreation

    The Surfing Program for International Students includes five ‘Learn to Surf’ lessons which are held on the weekends.