Noosa District State High School

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Noosa District State High School
Noosa District State High School Logo

Cooroy Campus
Tulip Street
Cooroy, Queensland, 4563

Pomona Campus
120 Summit Road
Pomona, Queensland, 4568
Type High school
Motto Excellence Through Diversity
Established 1963 (Cooroy Campus)
Principal Chris Roff
Michael Small (Head of Campus, Pomona)
Grades 9 to 12 (Cooroy Campus)
7 to 8 (Pomona Campus)
Enrollment 851 (Cooroy Campus)
524 (Pomona Campus) approximately 1376 total
Color(s) Green and white
Mascot Possum
Yearbook Yali

Noosa District State High School is a twin campus high school based in Cooroy and Pomona, Queensland. The school was established in 1963, and has approximately 1376 students.[1] It is the longest-established secondary school in Noosa area. The school has two campuses in Cooroy and Pomona. The Pomona Campus was originally the Cooroora Secondary College before the two schools merged. Years 7–8 are taught at the Pomona campus, while Years 9–12 are taught at the Cooroy campus. The school's motto is Industria Vincit Omnia (Industry Conquers All).

The school offers certificates in Hospitality and Business Communication and Technology, Event Production, Media, Agriculture and each year, runs the Australian Business Week (ABW) program for its Year 11 students. The school has four sports houses – Cooroora, Eerwah, Pinbarren and Tinbeerwah. The houses are named after the mountain ranges in the school's area.


The school's Principal is Chris Roff, who took up the role in 2012. The Deputy Principals at Cooroy are Stacey Daveson, Stacy Wilmore and Michael Devaney. At Pomona, the current Head of Campus is Michael Small, and the Deputy Principal is Scott Greinke.


The hall on the Cooroy campus is the biggest in the Noosa area, and is used by many private companies such as dance studios, music schools, and other state schools. It has advanced lighting and audio systems with fifty static lighting channels and a total of twenty-nine audio channels with twenty Sends, five Receives, and two communication channels. The stage was designed to be used for large productions with its many lighting bars, numerous intelligent lights, and extra power circuits for the bigger shows. The hall can seat approximately one thousand people. The technical side of the hall is run by the senior live productions classes.


Noosa District State High School was one of the first state schools in Queensland to get a fully functional recording studio. Funding was provided by the P&C. It has a vocal booth and radio room which broadcasts audio throughout the school during breaks as part of the Certificate II and III in Live Production, it is also capable of recording an 8 track band. The studio also produces videos using a green screen and chromakey and is used by students to prepare and present multimodal presentations for their class assessments in a range of subject areas including English, Sose/History, Science, Drama and Business. The studio was designed by Live Production students and Pete Gorman. Known as TARDIS, the studio also produces a Newscast which can be seen on the school website. The studio was named after a machine from the long-running science fiction television programme Doctor Who.[citation needed]

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  2. ^ Rex, Sarah (13 February 2016). "The Supernerd – one of the smartest men on television". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 26°25′29″S 152°54′38″E / 26.42472°S 152.91056°E / -26.42472; 152.91056