Welcome to Cooee GC, an Education Queensland Senior High School campus with a pathways focus. Year l l and 12 students complete their core subjects for their Queensland Certificate of Education and then are given the flexibility to select Certificate-based courses of their interest, to create a meaningful learning experience that is relevant to the individual.
The work force, a trade, TAFE and University are all possible options in terms of pathways.
Surfing culture plays a key role in the development of these young people, as it is a healthy opportunity to connect with the environment and community, away from their busy technology influenced lives.
Students at Cooee GC, actively create opportunities to better themselves and their community. They become well-rounded citizens who can confidently walk out of the school gates, equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in life. A student at Cooee GC is also a standout citizen and surfer.
Over two years, students will gain their Queensland Certificate of Education by completing four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Tourism and Recreation. Students then are eligible to select Certificate Based Qualifications which will support their individual pathway, including TAFE, Gold Coast Trades College, and various other Registered Training Organisations.
Students participate in a School Based Traineeship, which is designed to provide real world, authentic learning opportunities which complements a Certificate III qualification of the student's choice.
University minded students are encouraged to enrol in a Diploma of Business which not only gives students direct entry into university but also provides recognition of prior learning credits towards selected university degrees.
Approximately six hours a week, students participate in surf training programs, which are run by highly accredited surf coach, Clayton Nienaber. Students are expected to complete their Cert II Public Safety & Aquatics (Surf Bronze Assessment). This enables students to utilise their strengths in the water, minimize risks and have the confidence to respond if necessary.
To register your interest in the COOEE Program please follow the below process.
- Email Matt Barber direct expressing your interest in the Program
- Matt will organise a meeting with student and parents to confirm suitability and pathways available
- If suitable an enrolment interview will then be booked with Matt Barber and our Deputy Principal Jessica Keavney.