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Cairns High offers a range of extra-curricular academic opportunities. These events range from in-school competitions and clubs to national team based competitions. We encourage students to participate in community based conferences and events to gain a broader understanding of their opportunities for the future and meeting like-minded peers.

  • Cairns Newsreader
  • Mount Sheridan Spelling Bee
  • Techgirl Super Hero
  • Opti-MINDS
  • Quest
  • ICAS
  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
  • Language
  • Public speaking and debating
Chess Club
The Chess Club meets each Monday in the Library during second break. Players of all levels are invited with beginners having the opportunity to learn this great game of strategy from more experienced players.
Lyndell Sellars | Teacher-Librarian
Booked For Lunch
Avid readers in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend Booked For Lunch reading club meeting on Wednesday 1 February in the Library during first break. This club welcomes new members to enjoy lively discussions about books and reading. 
Lyndell Sellars | Teacher-Librarian 
Mind Games Club
Students who are keen to have fun playing games of strategy and creative thinking are invited. Mind Games Club takes place in the Library on Wednesday during second break. All year levels welcome. 
Lyndell Sellars | Teacher-Librarian