List of schools in Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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This is a list of schools in the Shire of Noosa (Noosa) and the Sunshine Coast Region (Sunshine Coast) of Queensland, Australia, including both the urban areas and surrounding hinterland.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 LGA Opened Website Notes
Baringa State School Baringa Sunshine Coast 2018 Website
Beerburrum State School Beerburrum Sunshine Coast 1918 Website
Beerwah State School Beerwah Sunshine Coast 1888 Website Originally opened as Coochin Creek Provisional School in 1888, becoming a State School in 1909. Name changed to Beerwah State School c.1928. Note this is a different school to a later one in this region which was named Coochin Creek State School - see list of defunct state schools below.
Bli Bli State School Bli Bli Sunshine Coast 1901 Website
Buddina State School Buddina Sunshine Coast 1979 Website
Buderim Mountain State School Buderim Sunshine Coast 1875 Website
Burnside State School Burnside Sunshine Coast 1978 Website
Caloundra State School Caloundra Sunshine Coast 1889 Website
Chevallum State School Chevallum Sunshine Coast 1921 Website
Conondale State School Conondale Sunshine Coast 1912 Website
Coolum State School Coolum Beach Sunshine Coast 1917 Website
Cooran State School Cooran Noosa 1890 Website
Cooroy State School Cooroy Noosa 1909 Website
Currimundi State School Currimundi Sunshine Coast 1977 Website
Delaneys Creek State School D'Aguilar Sunshine Coast 1892 Website
Elimbah State School Elimbah Sunshine Coast 1915 Website
Eudlo State School Eudlo Sunshine Coast 1897 Website
Eumundi State School Eumundi Sunshine Coast 1893 Website
Federal State School Federal Noosa 1910 Website[permanent dead link] Coles Creek SS until the 1930s
Glass House Mountains State School Glass House Mountains Sunshine Coast 1910 Website
Glenview State School Glenview Sunshine Coast 1878 Website
Golden Beach State School Golden Beach Sunshine Coast 1983 Website
Kandanga State School Kandanga Gympie 1915 Website
Kenilworth State Community College Kenilworth Sunshine Coast 1924 Website Kenilworth SS until 2003
Kin Kin State School Kin Kin Noosa 1916 Website
Kuluin State School Kuluin Sunshine Coast 1987 Website
Landsborough State School Landsborough Sunshine Coast 1879 Website
Maleny State School Maleny Sunshine Coast 1913 Website
Mapleton State School Mapleton Sunshine Coast 1899 Website
Maroochydore State School Maroochydore Sunshine Coast 1921 Website
Montville State School Montville Sunshine Coast 1896 Website
Mooloolaba State School Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast 1933 Website
Mooloolah State School Mooloolah Sunshine Coast 1894 Website
Mountain Creek State School Mountain Creek Sunshine Coast 1994 Website
Nambour State School Nambour Sunshine Coast 1879 Website
Noosaville State School Noosaville Noosa 1996 Website
North Arm State School North Arm Sunshine Coast 1885 Website
Pacific Paradise State School Pacific Paradise Sunshine Coast 1992 Website
Palmwoods State School Palmwoods Sunshine Coast 1889 Website
Peachester State School Peachester Sunshine Coast 1892 Website
Peregian Springs State School Peregian Springs Sunshine Coast 2010 Website
Pomona State School Pomona Noosa 1897 Website
Sunshine Beach State School Sunshine Beach Noosa 1982 Website
Talara Primary College Currimundi Sunshine Coast 1998 Website
Tewantin State School Tewantin Noosa 1875 Website
Wamuran State School Wamuran Sunshine Coast 1921 Website
Woodford State School Woodford Sunshine Coast 1892 Website P-10
Woombye State School Woombye Sunshine Coast 1885 Website
Yandina State School Yandina Sunshine Coast 1899 Website

State high schools and colleges[edit]

Name Suburb LGA Opened Website Notes
Beerwah State High School Beerwah Sunshine Coast 1992 Website
Burnside State High School Burnside Sunshine Coast 1979 Website
Caloundra State High School Caloundra Sunshine Coast 1967 Website
Chancellor State College Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast 1997 Website P-12. SS until 2004
Coolum State High School Coolum Beach Sunshine Coast 1985 Website
Kawana Waters State College Bokarina Sunshine Coast 1987 Website P-12; SHS until 2006
Maleny State High School Maleny Sunshine Coast 1987 Website
Maroochydore State High School Maroochydore Sunshine Coast 1964 Website
Mary Valley State College Imbil Sunshine Coast 2002 Website P-10; replaced Imbil SS
Meridan State College Meridan Plains Sunshine Coast 2006 Website P-11
Mountain Creek State High School Mountain Creek Sunshine Coast 1995 Website
Nambour State College Nambour Sunshine Coast 1953 Website Formerly Nambour State High School until 2016
Noosa District State High School Cooroy Noosa 1963 Website
Pomona Noosa 2000 Formerly Cooroora Secondary College until 2007
Sunshine Beach State High School Sunshine Beach Noosa 1992 Website

Other state schools[edit]

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

Name Suburb LGA Opened Website Notes
Currimundi Special School Currimundi Sunshine Coast 1984 Website
Nambour Special School Burnside Sunshine Coast 1977 Website

Defunct state schools[edit]

Name Suburb LGA Opened Closed Notes
Belli Park State School Belli Park Sunshine Coast 1908 1963
Bellthorpe State School Bellthorpe Sunshine Coast 1919 1969
Bellthorpe West State School Bellthorpe West Sunshine Coast 1953 1969
Black Mountain State School Black Mountain Noosa 1913 1961
Bokarina State School Bokarina Sunshine Coast 1987 2006 Merged with Kawana Waters SHS
Booroobin State School Booroobin Sunshine Coast 1919 1953
Boreen Junction State School Boreen Point Noosa 1898 1947
Commissioners Flat State School Commissioners Flat Sunshine Coast ? 1977
Coochin Creek State School Coochin Creek Sunshine Coast 1952 1962
Coolabine State School Coolabine Sunshine Coast 1928 1956 Formerly Cooloobin SS
Cooloolabin State School Cooloolabin Sunshine Coast 1915 1962
Cooloothin Creek State School Boreen Point Noosa 1915 1936
Cooroy West State School Cooroy Noosa 1911 1962
Cootharaba Lake State School Cootharaba Noosa 1909 1943
Cootharaba Road State School Cootharaba Noosa 1894 1965
Crohamhurst State School Crohamhurst Sunshine Coast 1913 1960
Diddillibah State School Diddillibah Sunshine Coast 1885 1962
Doonan State School Doonan Noosa 1919 1954
Dulong State School Dulong Sunshine Coast 1895 1967
Eerwah Vale State School Eerwah Vale Sunshine Coast 1925 1963
Elaman Creek State School Elaman Creek Sunshine Coast c. 1940 1960 [2]
Flaxton State School Flaxton Sunshine Coast 1922 1967
Hunchy State School Hunchy Sunshine Coast 1924 1969
Ilkley State School Ilkley Sunshine Coast 1901 1964
Kareewa State School Cootharaba Noosa 1898 1933
Kenilworth Lower State School Kenilworth Sunshine Coast 1900 1959
Kidaman Creek State School Kidaman Creek Sunshine Coast 1914 1959
Kiels Mountain State School Kiels Mountain Sunshine Coast 1918 c.1962
Kin Kin Junction State School Kin Kin Noosa 1909 1981
Kureelpa State School Kureelpa Sunshine Coast 1914 1967
Maleny North State School North Maleny Sunshine Coast 1913 1953
Maroochy River State School Maroochy River Sunshine Coast 1911 1972
Mill School Lake Cootharaba Noosa 1874 1892
Mons State School Mons Sunshine Coast 1916 1974
Moran Group State School near Kin Kin Noosa 1909 1952
Nambour State Infants School Nambour Sunshine Coast 1961 1980
Obi Obi State School Obi Obi Sunshine Coast 1901 1959
Perwillowen State School Perwillowen Sunshine Coast 1916 1959
Pinbarren Creek State School Pinbarren Noosa 1905 1939
Pomona Rural School Pomona Noosa 1925 2000 Moved and renamed Cooroora Secondary College. First high school established on the Sunshine Coast.
Ringtail State School Cootharaba Noosa 1912 1943
Ridgewood State School Ridgewood Sunshine Coast 1916 1961
Stanmore State School Stanmore Sunshine Coast 1891 1972
Stony Creek State School Stony Creek Moreton Bay 1877 1914 [2]
Tinbeerwah State School Tinbeerwah Noosa 1914 1963
Verrierdale State School Verrierdale Sunshine Coast 1916 1963
Wahpunga State School Kin Kin Noosa 1910 1967
Witta State School Witta Sunshine Coast 1892 1974 Formerly Teutoberg until 1916
Wootha State School Wootha Sunshine Coast 1886 1949
Yandina Creek State School Yandina Creek Sunshine Coast 1901 1964

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.

Schools in the Sunshine Coast region are administered by the Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Brisbane. The CEO is supported by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, which 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 LGA Opened Website Notes
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Caloundra Sunshine Coast 1977 Website
St John's College Nambour Sunshine Coast 1940 Website St Joseph's College until 1976
St Joseph's Primary School Nambour Sunshine Coast 1925 Website
St Teresa's Catholic College Noosaville Noosa 2004 Website
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Sunshine Beach Noosa 1990 Website
Siena Catholic College Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast 1997 Website
Siena Catholic Primary School Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast 2001 Website
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School Maroochydore Sunshine Coast 1980 Website
Unity College Caloundra West Sunshine Coast 2006 Website P-12 Ecumenical

Independent schools[edit]

Most independent schools cater for students from preparatory to year 12.

Name Suburb Category LGA Opened Website Notes
Agnew School Nambour Exclusive Brethren Sunshine Coast 2003 Website
Ananda Marga River School Maleny Independent Sunshine Coast 1995 Website Primary
Blackall Range Independent School Kureelpa Independent Sunshine Coast 1975 Website
Caloundra Christian College Caloundra Baptist Sunshine Coast 1983 Website
Caloundra City Private School Pelican Waters Independent Sunshine Coast 2005 Website
Coolum Beach Christian College Coolum Beach Ind. Christian Sunshine Coast 2004 Website
Glasshouse Christian College Beerwah Baptist Sunshine Coast 2000 Website
Good Shepherd Lutheran College Noosaville Lutheran Noosa 1986 Website
Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim Lutheran Sunshine Coast 1979 Website Primary until 1994
Matthew Flinders Anglican College Buderim Anglican Sunshine Coast 1989 Website
Montessori International College Sippy Downs Independent Sunshine Coast 1982 Website Moved from Buderim in 2009
Nambour Christian College Woombye Ind. Christian Sunshine Coast 1980 Website
Noosa Christian College Cooroy SDA Noosa 2003 Website
Noosa Pengari Steiner School Doonan Independent Noosa 1996 Website Pre-Prep to Class 11
Pacific Lutheran College Birtinya Lutheran Sunshine Coast 2001 Website
Peregian Beach College Peregian Springs Independent Sunshine Coast 2002 Website
St Andrew's Anglican College Peregian Springs Anglican Sunshine Coast 2003 Website
Suncoast Christian College Woombye Ind. Christian Sunshine Coast 1979 Website Formerly Christian Outreach College (Sunshine Coast)
Sunshine Coast Grammar School Forest Glen Uniting Sunshine Coast 1997 Website

Defunct private schools[edit]

Name Suburb Category LGA Opened Closed Notes
Multi-Disciplinary Academy Grammar School Noosaville Independent Noosa 1988 1988
St Patrick's School Pomona Catholic Noosa 1947 1971

Higher education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Name Suburb LGA Opened Notes
University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Year 7 is moving to high school | Education and training | Queensland Government". www.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 

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