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Facilities

Cairns State High School is proud of its diverse array of state of the art facilities it provides for its students and the school community.

Year 7 Facility 

This new building to cater for the influx of Year 7 students in 2015 will stand between the Administration Block (where the main office is located) and the Library. Accessible from Upward Street it includes 

  • 11 General Learning Areas as well
  • 2 Flexible Learning Areas.  
  • a staffroom to accommodate 15 staff
  • an additional office for a Head of Department 
  • significant landscaping around the new building and quadrangle.

Current Facilities

  • Auditorium - which seats 150 people and includes two purpose built science laboratories
  • Crosswell Hall - a venue for year level assemblies, formal ceremonies, parent meetings with a seating capacity of 750
  • The Library - with flexible learning areas, broadband wireless connection and laptops for student use
  • Performing Arts Block - allows delivery of quality programs in Music, Dance, Multi Media, Digital Art and Film and Television
  • Sports Complex - a multi-purpose indoor and outdoor facility sporting facility catering for international standard competition and training for excellence programs
  • Various shaded and non-shaded seating areas around the school offer space for students to congregate during breaks. 
  • The Senior Memorial Area - built in 1996 in memory of students killed in the 1987 Cairns High bus crash, forms an important part of school history and tradition and is a designated Senior Student Area. 
  • Extensive lawn areas, paved and shaded areas as well as established garden beds.   
  • 12 Computer Laboratories including a dedicated Robotics Facility and additional mobile suites of laptops
  • 9 Science Laboratories
  • 3 dedicated Macintosh Computer Labs
  • Resource room for large scale digital printing
  • 5 dedicated Art rooms including a kiln room for ceramics
  • Photography room and a fully equipped photographic dark room
  • 11 Practical Arts rooms for furnishing, engineering, industrial design and technology hospitality/catering practices and textile studies
  • A Sick Bay - with a full time attendant 
  • A Canteen - with outside catering capacity. A refurbishment was completed in early 2016 to cater for the increase in number of students. It is now a self-service operation.


Cairns High facilities are available for hire.  For information regarding facilities hire please email pandcliaisonofficer@cairnsshs.eq.edu.au​ or phone 4050 3021.