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Smithfield State High School

Smithfield State High School

Smithfield State High School is a co-educational government school. The current enrolment is approximately 850 students. The school is located in the beautiful Northern Beaches district of Cairns and is approximately fifteen kilometres from the city centre. It is situated on twelve hectares of tropical grounds and is less than one kilometre from the beach and rainforest. A pedestrian underpass connects the school to the local campus of James Cook University.

The school is adjacent to the Cairns Regional Council library and Sporting and Recreation Complex which includes playing fields, a gymnasium and an Olympic sized swimming pool. There is a regular bus service stopping in front of the school and connecting to the city and nearby suburbs.

Our Values

Smithfield State High Schools offers a values- based education where students are taught tolerance, self discipline and and mutual respect through:

• Relationships which are positive and supportive
• A just and safe community that recognises individual diversity and the dignity of all
• Quality learning which recognises and empowers all learners
• An environment that is physically and emotionally safe and promotes pride
• Participation in the activities of a diverse community
• Achievements which reflect an honest effort to do one's best

Broad Curriculum

Smithfield State High School's curriculum provides an inclusive and extensive range of learning experiences and opportunities for students to achieve personal success. It is designed to allow students to become active and informed citizens in a global society. Our diverse range of subjects include:

• Business Education
• English
• Health & Physical Education/Life Skills
• Home Economics
• Industrial Technology and Design
• Information Technology
• International Student Program
• Languages
• Manual Arts
• Mathematics
• Sciences
• Social Sciences
• Student Support Services
• The Arts (Performing/Visual/Digital)

Curriculum Extension

There are many exciting extra curricular activities in which students can participate.

• Debating
• Drama Productions
• Instrumental Music
• Music Performance
• National Competitions
• Peer Mediation
• Public Speaking
• Radio Station (coastFM101.9)
• Interschool Sport
• Vocational Education

Student/Parent Support

As well as providing a high quality academic education Smithfield State High School places importance on the physical, social and emotional development and well-being of students, and provides the following support and services.

• Chaplain
• Community Education Counsellor
• Guidance Officer
• Parents and Citizens Association
• School Based Nurse
• School Based Police Officer
• Student Canteen

Smithfield State High School

O'Brien Road
Smithfield, QLD 4878
Phone: 07 4058 4333
Fax: 07 40577 664


Key Details:

  • Type: Government
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes


Our Vision
Creating Our Future By Achieving Personal Bests

Our Trademark
Excellence Through Innovation

Please contact the school if you have any questions, or to make an appointment to have a personal tour of our classrooms and grounds. Or visit:
Enrolling at our school

Extra Information
Extensive information on news and events, enrolments, policies, procedures and activities can be found on our website.


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