Maroochydore State High School, Maroochydore

Name: Maroochydore State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 160 Maroochydore Road
Town: Maroochydore
Postcode: 4558
State: Queensland
Region Sunshine Coast
Phone: (07) 5409 7333
Fax: (07) 5409 7300
Pupils: 1291

Maroochydore State High School is one of the largest Co-Education Secondary State Schools on the Sunshine Coast, with close to 1400 enrolments. Maroochydore State High School offers Year levels 8 - 12. Since its establishment in 1964, the school has successfully accomplished the provision of extensive resources and facilities, and proudly caters for young adolescents, nurturing them towards their goals, independence, self-confidence and future careers. The School Motto is 'To Strive and To Serve' and the School Ethos is one of 'Learning in a Safe, Respectful Environment.'

In curricular and extra-curricular programs, there is a strong emphasis on the development of students in the areas of self-management and self-discipline. There is a focus by staff on developing the skills of living and working together, making informed choices, reaching informed decisions, resolving differences of opinion through tolerance and negotiation. The school’s staffing profile is a mix of experience and expertise with many staff choosing to remain teaching at our school for more than ten years. A comprehensive professional development program is offered to all staff. Our school’s community consists of a wide range of socio-economic groups. Employment patterns are relatively stable.


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