Trinity Bay State High School

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. There is a 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”, which includes a marine biology experience camp on beautiful 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.

Trinity Bay State High School Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,700
  • Year established: 1960




  • The Science Excellence Academy
  • The Performing Arts Centre of Artistic Development
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Girl Power Camp
  • Diving Course offered

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

These pictures were taken during the school visit of the director of Highschool Australia Anne Stewart (see About us ) in July 2022