Our school is:
Inclusive – Diversity is valued and students have opportunities to practice respectful, intercultural communication.
Global education – with curriculum practices that encourage communication with schools and students from all around the world
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
International Liaison Officer
The international program
Our International Program is not only about the International students who come to us for varying amounts of time throughout the year but also includes the many students we have that are involved in the Study Tour Programs with Japan, the Italian Exchange to Bologna Italy, the Italian Immersion Program in Cividale Italy as well as our Sister School in China.
In 2018 Sunshine Beach State High school won the State Award -
Showcase Award for Excellence in Schools - Global Education.
Our school profile
Sunshine Beach High is situated 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 ocean with nearby National Parks and natural reserve unique in the world.
The school grounds are green and lush with lots of shady trees. the school buildings are all on one level until 2020, when we move into a new two storey building.
International students are able to experience high levels of exposure to ICT for content delivery and study. These skills will be very valuable when returning to their home country.
We have the Noosa Aquatic Centre (swimming pools) and Noosa Tennis Club right next door for students to use.
On 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
What we study at Sunshine Beach State High School?
Our geographical position has some relevance to wh
at and how we study at Sunshine Beach State High School.
The proximity to the water contributes to the development of unique marine studies courses with ‘hands on’ experience in Marine Science research tasks on Heron island which is part of the Great Barrier Reef.
We also have access to many of "The Arts" areas such as Art, Photography, Dance, Drama and Music.
Our "Languages" area has Italian but students an also access other languages by Distance Education such as Japanese, Spanish, German, Indonesian & French.
In the "Technology" area, we have Industrial Design, Graphics, Furnishing, Fashion, Hospital and Childhood Studies.
Our "Science" faculty covers a wide range of sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Science and Aquatic Practices.
Our "English" faculty offers English and Literature whilst "Humanities" covers Geography, History, Economics, Legal Studies and Psychology.
There are also many other subjects that are in the VET area for studies staying longer in Business, Engineering and Aviation, however students would have to be enrolled for a two year program.
What do you experience at Sunshine Beach High?
Surf lesson from a world champion
Visit the largest sand island in the world 'Fraser Island'
Enjoy feeding the dolphins and snorkelling around the wrecks on Tangalooma Island
Visit Melbourne and Sydney and see the sights
Visit the theme parks on the Gold Coast
Participate in the many EQI adventure tours during school holidays to the Red Centre or North Queensland
Quality assurance checklist
Successful International Program
Manageable group for the program
School organises everything
High academic expectations
Hands on activity and interaction
On site and off site learning
Registered and qualified staff on and off campus
Accredited and experienced host families
Airport reception and transfers
Farewell functions - certificates & gifts to all students
Very supportive staff to assist students throughout their stay.
Important reminder for enrolments, 2019/2020
- International students enrolled in Mathematics Methods (Maths B) or Specialist Mathematics (Maths C) MUST bring a graphics calculator (Texas Instruments T1-4 or TI-84 Plus CE) - this is a syllabus requirement.
Students are required to bring their own laptop to school to be interfaced with the school network. A connection fee of $60 is required for this to happen. It is a once off fee.
Suanne McGreachan : Head of Department
International and Languages
Telephone: (07) 5440 4221
Fax: (07) 5440 4200