Sunshine Coast Schools & Education
Sunshine Coast Schools & Education
Sunshine Coast Schools & Education

Sunshine Coast Schools & Education

The Sunshine Coast provides a number of study options for all ages. Whether you have young children just starting at school, teens in high school, or you're looking for work training, skills or tertiary qualifications, it's all available right here on the Sunshine Coast.

Home its own university, the University of the Sunshine is one of Australia's newest universities and offers a range of courses in idyllic settings.

In regards to other tertiary institutions there are several Sunshine Institute of TAFE's with campuses all over the Sunshine Coast.

There also exists educational support centres which include school support and various other facilities. Of course, there is also an abundant supply of both primary and secondary schools within both the public and private sectors.

Please follow the links below for more information about:

Primary Schools - State School List

Read More About Primary Schools - State School ListThe Sunshine Coast has a variety of state primary schools available. With state funds being injected into the Queensland schooling systems in a bid to maintain our reputation as the 'Smart State', parents can be assured their children are recieving some of the best education available.

High Schools

Read More About High SchoolsWith its central location, the Sunshine Coast is just a short drive from the capital and various other points of interest and resources in relation to education. The secondary schools on the Sunshine Coast generally cater for the age group of grade 8 to 12. However there are some private schools that cater for both primary, middle and secondary year levels.

Sunshine Coast Private Schools

Read More About Sunshine Coast Private SchoolsThe Sunshine Coast has a variety of private schools that cater to both non, single and multi-denominations, are gender specific or mixed, and located throughout the region. We have compiled a list of private schools in and around the Sunshine Coast, including independent schools, Christian schools and more. There are primary-level private schools, secondary schools and colleges that take studetns from K - 12.

Institute of TAFE Locations

Read More About Institute of TAFE LocationsThe Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) network has campuses all over the Sunshine Coast in locations such as Maroochydore, Nambour, Gympie, Mooloolaba, Noosa and Caloundra and services over 16,000 students. The TAFE provides students with a varied assortment of courses.


Read More About UniversitiesThe University of the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's newest universities. USC is a brilliant, fast-growing institution that covers a broad selection of curriculum keypoints. Currently USC has over 2,500 student enrolments with faculties that include Business, Arts, Social Science and Science.

Queensland School Holiday Dates

Queensland's school holiday dates are set by the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Private schools base their holidays around the state school dates but often start earlier and end later. 

School Holiday Dates for 2015

  • Summer Holidays - Sat 13 Dec 2014 - Mon 26 January 2015
  • Autumn Holidays - Fri 3 April 2015 - Sun 19 April 2015
  • Winter Holidays - Sat 27 June 2015 - Sun 12 July 2015
  • Spring Holidays - Sat 19 September 2015 - Mon 5 October 2015
  • Summer Holidays - Sat 12 December 2015 - Sun 24 January 2016

Student free days for 2015

  • Thursday 22 and Friday 23 January
  • Monday 19 October

School Holiday Dates for 2016

  • Summer Holidays - Sat 12 December 2015 - Sun 24 January 2016
  • Autumn Holidays - Fri 25 March 2016 - Sun 10 April 2016
  • Winter Holidays - Sat 25 June 2016 - Sun 10 July 2016
  • Sring Holidays - Sat 17 September 2016 - Mon 3 October 2016
  • Summer Holidays - Sat 10 December 2016 - Sat 22 January 2017