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    HIGH SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA

    QLD - Cairns State High School

Overview

Cairns State High School is a comprehensive high school located in the heart of Cairns. The school has an enviable reputation for academic excellence complemented by outstanding achievements in music, performing arts, visual arts and sport. As a learning community, we offer high quality, dynamic and innovative programs that encourage all students to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing global world.

These programs are underpinned by the school’s traditional values and lead to a broad range of academic and vocational pathways. Cairns High embraces and acknowledges the cultural diversity of our student body which is drawn from the wider Cairns region and includes students from a range of countries.

Strong Focus Area
  • Soccer
  • Aerospace
  • Marine Studies
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Performing Arts
  • Drama
3 Reasons To Choose Us

  1. The school’s philosophy and objectives are based on traditional values and the latest innovations
  2. There is a range of sensitive and responsive student services including English as an Additional Language/Dialect support
  3. A commitment to developing internationalism across the school.
Special/Excellence Programs
  • Centre of Excellence – choral music, dance, drama, technical theatre and visual arts
  • VET Qualification Certificates I, II and III
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Aerospace studies
  • Marine and aquatic studies
  • Multimedia studies
  • Recreational and tourism studies
  • Photo-imaging studies
Languages
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • IB Italian
  • Italian
Extracurricular Activities
  • Centre of Artistic Design fashion parade
  • Dance and drama evenings
  • Swimming and athletics carnivals
  • Instrumental music and school musicals
  • Charity events
  • Scuba diving courses (PADI certification)
  • Work experience programs
  • Central Queensland University Start Uni Now courses

Sports

Term 1
  • Netball
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Term 2
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules (AFL)
  • Badminton
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • European handball
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Touch football
Term 3
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules (AFL)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • European handball
  • Fishing
  • Futsal
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Touch football
  • Volleyball
Term 4
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Snorkeling
  • Water polo
All-round sports include: Basketball (girls), Basketball (boys), Boating, Dance, Diving, Fitness, Hockey (boys), Hockey (girls), Recreational Sports
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