Cairns State High School

at Sheridan St, Cairns, 4870 Australia

Cairns State High School
Sheridan St
Cairns , QLD 4870
Contact Phone
P: +61 7 40503033


Cairns State High School is an independent public secondary school located near the centre of Cairns, North Queensland, Australia. It was founded in 1917 as an annex of Cairns Central State School and is the oldest high school in Cairns. The school caters for grades 7 though to 12 and has the capacity for 1500 enrolled students. The school motto is 'Vincit Qui Se Vincit' and its executive principal is Mr Christopher Zilm.Activities/achievementsCultural: Cairns High music students participated in the Eisteddfod Challenge 2005, in which the school came out on top. CSHS participates in the biannual Education Queensland Fanfare competition which consists of musical ensembles of government schools in the state. In total, the Cairns State High School Orchestra has been presented with the first prize trophy a record five times, while the only school to have entered the Grand Finals on more occasions is Brisbane State High School.Although Cairns State High did not win the Fanfare Finals in 2006 they were awarded the 'TOAN National Orchestra' award and their conductor Robert Favell was acclaimed the 'most outstanding conductor'. Bob Favell is conductor of the CSHS orchestra, he has led the Cairns State High School Orchestra in Education Queensland's Fanfare competition from 1992 to present.In 2008 Cairns High produced 7 OP 1 graduates. This was repeated in 2009, with another 7 OP 1 Graduates.Basketball School of Excellence Bulldogs Basketball, the schools basketball development program has won the boys CISSA competition for the last seven years with the girls team winning five of the last seven years as well. The program has produced numerous National Champions as well as AIS and US scholarship athletes. Recently:

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