Finding a School on the Sunshine Coast for Your Child

July 14, 2023

The decision of where to send your child to school is a personal one. Every child is different. It’s common for parents to feel anxious about getting this decision right, but with the right approach and knowledge, you can make the choice that is right for your child. If you’re thinking about moving to the Sunshine Coast, here is a list of the best schools on the Sunshine Coast.

Location, location, location!

Living close to a school is beneficial, and is popular amongst families for its convenience. Practical considerations play a big part in where parents send their children to school. Is the commute safe and effective? How do zoning laws affect your pool of choices? If you are living in the community of Harmony, for example, schools within reach would be:


Harmony is perfectly located for those with school-age children. There are two proposed schools to be built right next to Harmony. One will be a private school; the other a state primary and secondary school. A future public transport corridor is proposed on the eastern side of Harmony and future direct access to the Bruce Highway, which will make the school commute even easier.

What should I look for?

Many parents get distracted by a school’s impressive achievements and results. Look past the language immersion programs and glossy school brochures; what is the emotional tone of the school? Here are some key things to look for and ask about when you’re visiting a school:

  • A great school is not about great facilities. Does it look like the teachers have meaningful relationships with their students?
  • Do the students look like they’re enjoying themselves and engaged? Kids learn best when they are having fun.

Sunshine Coast Primary Schools

Private Schools on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Ananda Marga River School
  • Montessori Noosa


Sunshine Coast State Schools: 

  • Baringa State Primary School
  • Beerburrum State School
  • Bli Bli State School
  • Brightwater State School
  • Buddina State School
  • Buderim Mountain State School
  • Burnside State School
  • Chevallum State School
  • Conondale State School
  • Coolum Beach Christian College
  • Coolum State School
  • Cooran State School
  • Cooroy State School
  • Currimundi State School
  • Eudlo State School
  • Eumundi State School
  • Federal State School
  • Glass House Mountains State School
  • Glenview State School
  • Golden Beach State School
  • Immanuel Lutheran College
  • Kenilworth State Community College
  • Kin Kin State School
  • Kuluin State School
  • Landsborough State School
  • Maleny State School
  • Mapleton State School
  • Maroochydore State School
  • Montville State School
  • Mooloolaba State School
  • Mooloolah State School
  • Mountain Creek State School
  • Nambour Christian College
  • Noosa Christian College
  • Noosaville State School
  • North Arm State School
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
  • Pacific Paradise State School
  • Palmwoods State School
  • Peachester State School
  • Peregian Springs State School
  • Pomona State School
  • Siena Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
  • Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
  • Sunshine Beach State School
  • Talara Primary College
  • Tewantin State School
  • Woombye State School
  • Yandina State School


Best Public High Schools on the Sunshine Coast

  • Beerwah State High School
  • Burnside State High School
  • Caloundra State High School
  • Coolum State High School
  • Gympie State High School
  • Kilcoy State High School
  • Maleny State High School
  • Maroochydore State High School
  • Mountain Creek State High School
  • Noosa District State High School
  • St John’s College
  • St Teresa’s Catholic College
  • Sunshine Beach State High School


Public K-10

  • Mary Valley State College
  • Woodford State School


Public K-12

  • Kawana Waters State College
  • Nambour Special School
  • Nambour State College
  • Suncoast Christian College
  • Unity College


Private K-12

  • Agnew School
  • Blackall Range Independent School
  • Caloundra Christian College
  • Caloundra City Private School
  • Chancellor State College
  • Glasshouse Christian College
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran College
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • St Andrew’s Anglican College
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar School
  • Victory College


Independent K-12

  • Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  • Meridan State College
  • Montessori International College
  • Noosa Pengari Steiner School
  • Peregian Beach College


Whichever school you choose, the most important thing is that it reflects your child’s needs, strengths, interests and personality. The spaces that you visit in your day to day life should help you become the person you wish to be; that goes for school, work, and home. House and land packages from Harmony give you all the connectivity you and your family need while giving you the lifestyle you aspire to have.


Harmony is a superbly located address that connects you to everything you love about Sunshine Coast living and much, much more. Situated between pearly white sands and lush green hinterland, Harmony has all the heart of a village community, with all the soul of beachside living. There’s sunshine, pristine beaches and the tranquility of the tropical hinterland all right on your doorstep and yet, you’re just a few minutes away from the cafés in Mooloolaba and the easy vibe of Maroochydore.

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