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.
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
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:
Health & Physical Education/Life Skills
Industrial Technology and Design
International Student Program
Student Support Services
The Arts (Performing/Visual/Digital)
There are many exciting extra curricular activities in which students can participate.
Radio Station (coastFM101.9)
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.
Community Education Counsellor
Parents and Citizens Association
School Based Nurse
School Based Police Officer