List of schools in Gold Coast, Queensland

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This is a list of schools in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. Prior to 2015, the Queensland education system consisted of primary schools, which accommodated students from kindergarten to Year 7 (ages 5–13), and high schools, which accommodate students from Years 8 to 12 (ages 12–18). However, from 2015, Year 7 became the first year of high school.[1]

State schools[edit]

State primary schools[edit]

Name Suburb Opened Website Notes
Arundel State School Arundel 1994 Website 55614888
Ashmore State School Ashmore 1978 Website
Bellevue Park State School Ashmore 1983 Website
Benowa State School Benowa 1885 Website
Biggera Waters State School Biggera Waters 1970 Website
Broadbeach State School Broadbeach 1960 Website
Burleigh Heads State School Burleigh Heads 1917 Website
Caningeraba State School Burleigh Waters 1987 Website
Cedar Creek State School Cedar Creek 1874 Website
Clover Hill State School Mudgeeraba 2004 Website
Coolangatta State School Coolangatta 1919 Website
Coombabah State School Coombabah 1981 Website
Coomera State School Coomera 1873 Website Formerly Lower Coomera until 1899
Coomera Rivers State School Coomera 2011 Website
Coomera Springs State School Coomera 2008 Website
Currumbin State School Currumbin 1909 Website
Currumbin Valley State School Currumbin Valley 1908 Website
Elanora State School Elanora 1983 Website
Gaven State School Oxenford 1995 Website
Gilston State School Gilston 1881 Website
Helensvale State School Helensvale 1984 Website
Highland Reserve State School Upper Coomera 2009 Website
Ingleside State School Tallebudgera Valley 1892 Website
Labrador State School Labrador 1921 Website
Merrimac State School Merrimac 1917 Website
Miami State School Miami 1979 Website
Mudgeeraba State School Mudgeeraba 1892 Website
Mudgeeraba Creek State School Mudgeeraba 1996 Website
Musgrave Hill State School Southport 1963 Website
Nerang State School Nerang 1875 Website
Norfolk Village State School Pimpama 2009 Website
Numinbah Valley State School Numinbah Valley 1927 Website Provisional until Jan 1935
Ormeau State School Pimpama 1878 Website
Oxenford State School Oxenford 1987 Website
Pacific Pines State School Pacific Pines 2002 Website
Palm Beach State School Palm Beach 1974 Website
Park Lake State School Pacific Pines 2008 Website
Pimpama State School Pimpama 1872 Website
Robina State School Robina 1990 Website
Southport State School Southport 1880 Website Featured in the music video of Gold Coast singer Amy Shark's 2016 single, "Adore".
Springbrook State School Springbrook 1984 Website Previous school 1911–1971.
Surfers Paradise State School Surfers Paradise 1934 Website
Tallebudgera State School Tallebudgera 1877 Website
William Duncan State School Highland Park 1987 Website
Woongoolba State School Woongoolba 1876 Website
Worongary State School Worongary 1993 Website

State high schools and colleges (government schools)[edit]

Name Suburb Opened Website Notes
Benowa State High School Benowa 1980 Website
Coombabah State High School Coombabah 1996 Website
Elanora State High School Elanora 1990 Website
Helensvale State High School Helensvale 1990 Website
Keebra Park State High School Southport 1973 Website
Merrimac State High School Mermaid Waters 1979 Website
Miami State High School Miami 1963 Website Formerly South Coast District SHS
Nerang State High School Nerang 1986 Website
Ormeau Woods State High School Ormeau 2009 Website
Pacific Pines State High School Pacific Pines 2000 Website
Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School Palm Beach 1972 Website
Queensland Academy for Health Sciences Southport 2008 Website 10–12 specialist
Robina State High School Robina 1996 Website
Southport State High School Southport 1955 Website
Tamborine Mountain State High School Tamborine Mountain 2001 Website Formerly Helensvale SHS (Tamborine Mountain Campus)
Upper Coomera State College Upper Coomera 2003 Website P–12
Varsity College Varsity Lakes 2001 Website P–12

Other state schools[edit]

This includes special schools (schools for disabled children) and schools for specific purposes.

Name Suburb Opened Website Notes
Currumbin Community Special School Currumbin Waters 1979 Website Formerly Coolangatta until 2006
Mudgeeraba Special School Mudgeeraba 1981 Website
Southport Special School Southport 1970 Website Formerly Southport Special until Jan 2003

Defunct state schools[edit]

Name Suburb Opened Closed Notes
Advancetown State School Advancetown 1909 1960
Alberton State School Alberton 1876 1966 Provisional until 13 October 1884
Bahr's Scrub State School Bahr's Scrub 1932 1933
Bromelton State School Bromelton 1880 1953 Provisional until 1 January 1909
Burleigh Heads State Infants School Burleigh Heads 1978 1989 Merged into Burleigh Heads SS
Carrara State School Nerang area  ?  ? Hard to find information on this school. Some references in Trove newspapers.
Currumbin Creek State School 1892 1905
Guanaba State School Guanaba c.1929 c.1942 (1967?)
Jacobs Well State School Jacobs Well 1920 1974
Keebra Park Special School Southport 1983 1991
Maudsland State School Maudsland 1879 1963 Provisional until 1 January 1909
Natural Bridge State School Natural Bridge 1939 1991 Mergd into Numinbah Valley State School
Norwell State School Norwell 1910 1971
Reedy Creek State School Norwell 1911 1963
Ridgetop State School Currumbin Valley 1928 1967 Ridgetop was at the headwaters of Currumbin Creek
Stapylton State School Stapylton 1915 1961
Tamborine State School Tamborine 1876 1970
Tamborine North State School Tamborine Mountain 1883 1966
Upper Coomera State School Upper Coomera 1876 1964
Wolffdene State School 1892 1942

Private schools[edit]

Catholic schools[edit]

In Queensland, Catholic primary schools are usually (but not always) linked to a parish. Prior to the 1970s, most schools were founded by religious institutes, but with the decrease in membership of these institutes, together with major reforms inside the church, lay teachers and administrators began to take over the schools, a process which completed by approximately 1990. Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE), headquartered in Dutton Park, was established in 1993 and is responsible for coordinating administration, curriculum and policy across the Catholic school system. Preference for enrolment is given to Catholic students from the parish or local area, although non-Catholic students are admitted if room is available.

Name Suburb Years Opened Website Notes
Aquinas College Ashmore Secondary 1964 Website
Assisi Catholic College Upper Coomera P–12 2005 Website
Guardian Angels Primary School Southport Primary 1901 Website
Jubilee Primary School Pacific Pines Primary 2001 Website Ecumenical
Marymount College Burleigh Waters Secondary 1967 Website
Marymount Primary School Burleigh Waters Primary 1949 Website
Mother Teresa Primary School Ormeau Primary 2010
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School Currumbin Waters Primary 1987 Website
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School Nerang Primary 1994 Website
St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School Runaway Bay Primary 1975 Website
St Kevin's Catholic Primary School Benowa Primary 1979 Website
St Michael's College Merrimac Secondary 1985 Website
St Vincent's Primary School Clear Island Waters Primary 1948 Website Relocated from Surfers Paradise 1986

Independent schools[edit]

Name Suburb Category Years Opened Website Notes
A. B. Paterson College Arundel Independent P–12 1991 Website
All Saints Anglican School Merrimac Anglican P–12 1996 Website
Australian International Islamic College Carrara Muslim P–9 2010 Website
Coomera Anglican College Upper Coomera Anglican P–12 1997 Website
Emmanuel College Carrara Christian P–12 1985 Website
Gold Coast Adventist Primary School Reedy Creek Adventist P–7 1982 Website
Hillcrest Christian College Reedy Creek Christian P–12 1982 Website
King's Christian College Reedy Creek


Christian P–12 1980 Website
Livingstone Christian College Ormeau Christian P–12 2002 Website
Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS) Pimpama Lutheran P–12 2012 Website
Queensland Independent College Merrimac Montessori P–2 2008 Website Formerly Queensland Montessori College
Rivermount College Yatala Christian P–12 1992 Website
Silkwood School Mount Nathan Independent P–11 1983 Website
Somerset College Mudgeeraba Christian P–12 1983 Website
St Andrew's Lutheran College Tallebudgera Lutheran P–12 1993 Website
St Hilda's School Southport Anglican P–12 (girls) 1912 Website
St Margaret's College Upper Coomera Anglican Catholic P–12 1996 Website
St Stephen's College Upper Coomera Anglican Catholic P–12 1996 Website
Tamborine Mountain College North Tamborine Independent P–12 1995 Website
The Southport School Southport Anglican P–12 (boys) 1901 Website
Toogoolawa School Ormeau Independent Alternative 2001 Website
Trinity Lutheran College Ashmore Lutheran P–12 1987 Website 8–12 until 2001
Loreto College Brisbane Catholic 7-12 Girls 1928

Defunct private schools[edit]

Name Suburb Category Years Opened Closed Notes
King Solomon College Merrimac Jewish P–12 1996 2008 became Queensland Independent College
Trinity Lutheran Primary School Southport Lutheran Primary 1981 2001 Merged into Trinity Lutheran College
Star of the Sea College Southport Catholic (Sisters of Mercy) Secondary 1934 1990 Absorbed into Aquinas College
St Augustine's School Coolangatta Catholic Primary 1926 1986 Moved to Currumbin Waters
Infant Saviour School Burleigh Waters Catholic Primary 1936 1948 became Marymount Primary

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