Hervey Bay education boasts a very large array of options for education with plenty of private and public primary and high schools and day-care/preschool/kindy choices, a Tafe/trade school and University campus.
Families in Hervey Bay have access to a large number of private preschools and family daycare options located throughout the entire area. It is impossible to list all of the options for daycare and preschool that are currently available but do click on the following Daycare/Pre-school Link for up to date information.
There are government and private primary school options located throughout the township of Hervey Bay within the suburbs of Urangan, Torquay, Pialba, Eli Waters, Wondunna, Urraween and Kawungan.
Some Hervey Bay schools are newer and others more established; but all have well-equipped, modern facilities and deliver excellent educational results.
There are two government high schools— Urangan State High in Urangan and Hervey Bay State High in Pialba. Both schools offer a very high standard of education with students from both schools often appearing in the top results for Year 12 in Queensland.
There are several Private Primary – High Schools
Hervey Bay has a special education school located in Scarness. The school is a purpose-built facility catering to students with intellectual and multiple disabilities.
The campus has three school buses that assist with the various transport needs including extra-curricular programs, work placements, community access programs, sports carnivals, school camps, excursions, and music eisteddfods.
Hervey Bay has a very well-equipped TAFE College which provides a range of technical and specialist courses for students of all ages.
Centrally located in Kawungan/Urraween boundary; the campus has several bus routes servicing the college as well as a lot of student parking available.
The Fraser Coast Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast is conveniently located in Pialba with plenty of transport options available.
This Campus offers full degree programs in:
A network of local buses servicing the town and outer areas every school day makes transport to and from schools very simple. With extensive safe pathways all around town, many students chose to walk or ride a bike to school.
*A six month e-scooter trial approved on the Fraser Coast has seen an increase in people using the pathways to get around.
Not sure how to pick the best school for your children? We recommend looking at a few top-performing Hervey Bay Education providers here on Hervey Bay Real Estate Guide, as well as reading some of our informative blog posts on schooling systems and facilities within the Fraser Coast Hervey Bay region.
STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Kawungan State School
Pialba Stet School
Sandy Straits State School
Torquay State School
Urangan Point State School
Hervey Bay Special School
STATE HIGH SCHOOLS
Hervey Bay State High School
Urangan State High School
ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS
Glendyn Carinity Education
Hervey Bay Performing Arts College
PRIVATE SCHOOLS – PRIMARY & SECONDARY INCLUSIVE
Bayside Christian College
Fraser Coast Anglican College
Star of the Sea Catholic Primary
St James Lutheran College
Xavier Catholic College
University of the Sunshine Coast-Fraser Coast