Accessible Page Links


Page Tools

Main page Content

Excellence programs

Cairns State High School has Centres of Excellence in Performing Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Sport and Engineering. Students wishing to enter the International Baccalaureate program participate in a selection process.
 
 
 
Each of the Centres operates Programs of Excellence in:
  • Art

  • Basketball

  • Chamber Strings

  • Choir

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Engineering & Aerospace

  • Film

  • Football

  • Hockey

  • Strings Orchestra

  • Symphonic Winds

and

The various Programs of Excellence are offered in Junior and/or Senior School and run as additional programs before or after school.
 
In 2019, the COES will be joined by two extension programs specificially for Cairns State High students and the Year 9 Italian Immersion program which will run in the regular timetable slot.
 
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Before school
Football Girls  
(7-8:20am)
 
Basketball (Girls)
(7-8:30am)
 
Engineering/ Aerospace 7 8,
9 10
(7:30-8:30am)
Young Singers  
(7:40-8:45am)
 
Basketball (Senior Boys)
(7-8:30am)
 
Football Girls  
(7-8:20am)
 
Hockey
(7-8:10am)
 
Chamber Strings
(7:40-8:45am)
Symphonic Winds
(7:40-8:45am)
 
Basketball (Junior Boys)
(7-8:30am)
 
Hockey
(7-8:10am)
 
Football Girls  
(7-8:20am)
 
Stage Band
(7:40-8:45am)
 
String Orchestra
(1:00-1:45pm)
 
9,10 Maths Science   Extension P4
 
 
After School
Football Boys 
(3:10-4:20pm)
 
Basketball Shooting/Fitness (3:10-4:20pm)
 
Dance Junior
(3:15-4:30pm)
Dance Senior
(3:15-5:15pm)
 
Visual Art: Junior,  Intermediate & Senior
(3:10-4:20pm)
 
Film 
(3:15-5:15pm) 
 
Literature Extension 7/8, 9
(3:15-4:30pm)
 
Maths Science Extension 9/10
(3:15-4:30pm)
Chorale
(3:00-4:45pm)
 
 
Football Boys 
(3:10-4:20pm)
 
Orchestra
(3:00-4:45pm)
Drama Senior
(3:15-5:30pm)
 
Basketball Shooting/Fitness (3:10-4:20pm)
 
Drama Junior
(3:15-4:30pm)
 
Drama
Intermediate
(3:15-4:45pm) 
 
Chinese Academy
(Year 5, 6, 7, 8)
(3:15-4:30pm)
 
 
The programs are very popular and entry is via application and/or an audition process. Entry into the Engineering and International Baccalaureate Programs of Excellence will require students to sit an academic aptitude test.
 

 

The school conducts three Extension Programs in and outside curriculum:

Italian Immersion Program
Year 9, from 2019
 

 

Chinese Academy

 

 

Literature Extension

 

Maths/Science Extension


Christopher Zilm, Executive Principal
Curriculum Leadership
| T 4050 3001 | E czilm1@eq.edu.au