Maleny State High School
has been welcoming students from other countries for 15+ years. The
Sunshine Coast area, and Maleny in particular, is becoming an increasingly
popular destination for international enrolments for many reasons.
Nestled in the mountains behind the Sunshine Coast, the town of Maleny has countless
stunning views overlooking green valleys and the world-famous stretch of
beaches from Mooloolaba to Caloundra. Queensland’s capital city,
Brisbane, http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/ is an easy one hour train commute away.
Close to Maleny are the tourist attractions, http://www.australiazoo.com.au where you can view and interact with many native
animals, and https://www.aussieworld.com.au for amusement rides and Aussie experiences.
There are many local rainforest walks, Mary Cairncross https://mary-cairncross.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ being the most famous. The main street contains
many small cafes and restaurants, popular with both locals and tourists.
school coordinates with EQI’s Holiday Adventure Programs for trips to famous
Australian destinations such as Sydney, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.
The school also organizes excursions to local attractions.
Maleny High offers a diverse range of subjects. A terrific benefit of being a relatively
small school of 700 is that students are able to sample a variety of academic
areas. Students have the opportunity to participate in unique
programs, such as Agricultural Science on our fully functioning farm or our
Music Excellence Program. With both an Activities Centre and a dedicated dance
hall, students are able to shine in the areas of sport and performing arts.
Outside of school, students are able to participate in
many activities. Students may wish to join our Interact Club or
Environment Committee. Our Activities Centre has various sporting and
performing arts classes held each afternoon. Students may also wish to volunteer their time with
community activities such as Naval Cadets or the State Emergency Service https://www.malenyqueensland.com
Links to some local activities:
Students and staff alike
enjoy the cultural benefits of having international students in our midst as it
enhances understanding of other nationalities and cultures. Likewise, our
International Student Program aims to give students a true experience of Australian
culture and lifestyle. A dedicated International Student Program team
work together to ensure students have the best possible experience during their
time in Maleny. A full orientation program is delivered to students on
their first day, and a “buddy” student is allocated to assist students to
integrate into life in an Australian school.