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Principal's Welcome

​Mr Chris Dench, Principal

​As Principal of Coolum State High School, I feel very privileged to be leading one of the best schools in Queensland.

We welcome all of our International Students to Coolum State High School and we know that you too will enjoy attending school every day.

Our teachers are a passionate, professional team who are dedicated to every student succeeding in a culture of unconditonal care, respect and excellence.

Relationships and Wellbeing

We help our students build strong relationships to ensure they have the opportunity to develop perseverance and resilience in a caring environment.


Our students respectfully consider and care about global problems, as well as community issues closer to home.


Everyone is expected to perform to their own personal excellence.  We have high expectations with high support.

At Coolum State High School, we aim to foster a desire for continual improvements, individual success and personal fulfillment for all of our students.

Support Staff

International students benefit from extensive support services to ensure that their integration, orientation and support needs are catered for.  All staff can be contacted on tel: +61 7 5471 5333, facsimile: +61 7 57471 5300 or email