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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
  • Language
  • Public speaking and debating




Chess Club

The Chess Club meets each Tuesday 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