Cairns State High School

Cairns State High School is located in the centre of Cairns – only a few hundred metres from the sea. The school has an excellent reputation for academic excellence, complemented by excellence in music, drama, ballet, visual arts and sports.

Cairns State High School‘s ambition is to offer flexible and innovative teaching programs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of students in a rapidly changing environment. The integration of technology into all aspects of learning is a solid example of this commitment.

The school has a number of excellence programmes in its core subjects, including Aerospace Studies in the technical field and, for the sportsmen and women, the Basketball School of Excellence, which has developed a number of Australian basketball champions.

It is also possible to take a PADI diving course as part of the subjects Marine Science and Aquatic Practices – just the thing for Cairns, which is the centre of diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,650
  • Year established: 1917




  • Basketball School of Excellence
  • Scuba diving courses

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.