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Few would argue, Miami’s most iconic landmark is our school’s ‘Hollywood-style’ sign, the 1979 brainchild of former principal, William Callinan OAM.
 
The vibrant yellow letters are now heritage-listed, considered 'historically significant in demonstrating the important fun and fantasy phase of development on the Gold Coast.'
Originally, it read 'Hi Miami High' and was designed to cover the scarp face, once the site of a rock quarry.
On the subject of rock, did you know Miami High was a 1970s mecca for Australian rock royalty?
As the first venue on the coast that could seat more than 1000 people, Miami High’s ‘Great Hall’ played host to some of this nation’s most successful rock bands, such as AC/DC, Sherbet, and Skyhooks, along with British soul sensation Hot Chocolate.
Our commitment to music and creative arts education is rooted in these hip beginnings.
Our Annual Surf Competition is further evidence learning can be fun, and relevant to student’s interests.
For over 45 years, Miami High has embraced the region’s love of hitting the waves, hosting the longest running school surfing competition on the Gold Coast.
 
Past winners include World Surfing Champion, Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew and World  Bodyboard Champion, Mitch Rawlings.