Trinity Bay State High School is the largest secondary school in Cairns, with students reflecting the multicultural composition of this city at the top end of Queensland. About 30% of the students are of indigenous descent, many of them Torres Strait Islander. Remarkable is the friendly, caring climate at Trinity High, perhaps encouraged by the beautiful tropical environment in which it is embedded.
The school offers very attractive programs with academic, musical and sports focuses, in which the close cooperation with James Cook University (JCU) plays an important role. In the field of marine sciences, for example, there is the joint project “Classroom on the Great Barrier Reef”, a marine biology experience camp on Orpheus Island. There, students have the opportunity to research and learn on a spectacular tropical island with world-leading marine scientists (see video 2 below).
Trinity Bay State High School also offers its international students a variety of vacation programs throughout the year, including the chance to take a scuba diving course and earn a PADI certification.