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 1970's mecca for Australian rock royalty? As the first venue on the coast that could seat more than 1,000 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.