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International Education

The Queensland Department of Education and Training trading as: Education Queensland International CRICOS Provider Number 00608A
 Above: A sneak peek.
Our school is:
INCLUSIVE – diversity is valued and students have opportunities to practice respectful, intercultural communication.
INTERNATIONALLY oriented – with curriculum practices informed by international perspectives and data and supported by up to date pedagogy.
CHALLENGING – students have the opportunity to confront ethical and  cultural issues connected with the role of being an international student.
The International Team

Ms Suanne McGreachan

Head of Department

​Ms Sharon Forbes​

Int. Liaison Officer




The International Program


Our schools’ engagement initiatives seek to build and nurture bilateral agreements to foster and strengthen collaborative learning, human capital development and student mobility across the world.

Education Queensland International Program Cividale del Friuli (Italy), Convitto Nazionale "Paolo Diacono" Takamatsu Daichi (Japan), Bologna City Council, OUQU, Changshu, Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)

[2017 Links: Germany, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Austria, France, USA, Czech Republic, China]

Our School Profile

Sunshine Beach High is positioned in the heart of the United Nation’s recognised Biosphere Reserve therefore perfectly equipped to provide a unique opportunity for Environmental and Marine Studies.
The school is surrounded by lakes, rivers, forests, beaches and sea with nearby National Parks and natural reserve unique in the world.
International students experience high levels of exposure to ICT for content delivery and study. These skills will be very valuable when returning to their countries. 
In our path to the future we will not forget our identity and where we came from. We respectfully acknowledge this land and its traditional owners (Gubbi-Gubbi tribe).
Sunshine Beach High is proud to host a totem area established and decorated by indigenous students from the school.
 Principal (Mrs Leanne Jensen-Steele) with international student representative Yuya Nagamichi.

What we study at Sunshine Beach State High School?

Our geographical position has some relevance in defining what and how we study at Sunshine Beach State High School.
The proximity to water contributes to the development of unique marine studies courses with ‘hands on’ experience culminating in coral bleaching study field trip to the Barrier Reef. 
Subject selections for 2018 (Click on the "Curriculum" tab from the home page for information on all courses).


What do you experience at Sunshine Beach High?

  • Learn from a champion - liaise with surf courses externally organised and managed.
  • Liaise with tour groups and with pre-accredited tours organised by Education Queensland International (EQI).
  • Participate in the Red Centre and Northern Territory trips in conjunction with EQI providers.

Quality Assurance Checklist         

  • Successful International Program
  • Accredited School
  • Manageable group for the program
  • School organises everything
  • High Academic Expectations Program
  • Hands On activity and interaction
  • On site and off site learning
  • Cultural sensitive
  • Study support
  • Registered and qualified staff on/off campus
  • Accredited and experienced host families
  • Airport reception and school farewell
  • Issuing of Certificates
  • Bilingual support material (Japan only at this stage) for Study Tours
  • Promo material available for the program

Important Reminder for Enrolments, 2018

  • International students enrolling in Mathematics B or C are required to have a graphics calculator of the make Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE.  This is a syllabus requirement.
  • Read carefully the recommendations for subject choices on the overview pamphlet at the start of this webpage - The pamphlet at the start of this webpage section is to be used in conjunction with the senior curriculum handbook (PDF, 1426 KB).
  • Students are required to bring their laptop to school to be interfaced with the school network.  A small fee connection applies ($50).

Contact details

Suanne McGreachan : Head of Department

International and Languages

Telephone: (07) 5440 4221
Fax: (07) 5440 4200
Email: ​​