International Education Programs

The Sunshine Coast offers a variety of courses and programs. Information about our three main high schools is found on this page, along with links to maps and further details about the schools.

In addition to the provincial curriculum, we offer courses in Community Television, Auto Tech, Yearbook, Leadership, Outdoor Education and many others. Carpentry, Auto Tech and Cook Training programs are offered allowing students to begin their trades training and get work experience. 


Elphinstone Secondary School

Elphinstone Secondary School is located in Gibsons and enrols 530 students. The school is the centre for Community Schools in Gibsons and a number of events are offered, including a youth drop in centre on Friday evenings in the school gym. Elphinstone Secondary has a proud history of successful sports teams, but also offers non-athletic programs to its students. Courses include Community TV – with students learning skills that are put to use in community productions, and a culinary arts program taught by a professional cook – students who are successful can earn their first year apprenticeships. Sports programs include Volleyball and the Complex Athlete courses.

  • located in Gibsons, closest high school to BC Ferries
  • hosts the ACE-IT career programs
  • strong sports and athletic programs
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Chatelech Secondary School

Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt is a grade 8 to 12 secondary school and enrols 545 students. Aside from the academic offerings, the school supports many community based activities including study support, a breakfast program and a “High Five” leadership training program. There are many fun extra curricular activities balancing the arts and athletics. A number of the students are members of the Sechelt Indian Band. 

  • strong interest in the Arts
  • Sechelt is the cultural centre of the School District
  • outdoor extra-curricular teams
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Pender Harbour Secondary School

Pender Harbour Secondary School is located in Pender Harbour and enrols just under 100 students. Teachers teach in a multitude of disciplines with blended learning opportunities. There is a strong focus on using technology and on the environment. Indigenous perspectives are recognized and students can participate in a carving program. Pender Harbour Aquatic Centre is located within the school. Students can take advantage of the full size pool and complete programs such as their Bronze Medallion. 

  • smallest high school in the District
  • differentiated and blended learning
  • indigenous perspectives
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