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Cairns State High School P&C

Next meeting: TUESDAY 20 March 2018
5:30-7:30pm Library (Entry is off Upward Street cnr Grafton Street)

The Cairns State High School Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) was officially formed in 1979 however historical accounts and photographs of activities run by the ‘Parents Committee’ date back to as early as 1917. The P&C is the parents’ voice and the committee works closely with the school community and School Council on policy decisions and development.
P&C responsibilities
  • Canteen management
  • Uniform shop
  • Hire of school facilities
  • Fundraising and social events 
All parents are encouraged to become a member (Annual P&C Membership Application (PDF, 144KB)​) and contribute to building a stronger school community for their child/children.

Assisting with events and activities as well as voluntary financial contributions (PDF, 342KB)​ are very appreciated.

Recent contributions and achievements

  • A fantastic meet and greet for parents/carers (Year 7 and existing) to start 2018 meeting.
  • A successful Audit of 2017 business operations
  • The Centenary Celebration Jazz Supper Club
  • Painting of Crosswell Hall
  • Significant financial contribution to the Mackenzie Walk (decking)
  • Refurbishment of the heritage entry (thanks to sponsorship program)
  • A new canteen
  • A new P&C Shop on Sheridan Street
  • K block kitchen upgrade
  • Air-conditioning in K block Home Ec kitchens
  • Shade sails and landscaped gardens near the Canteen
  • Drinking fountains in the Sports Complex and

2018 Executive

  • President: Niels Briët
  • Vice President: Karen Butterworth
  • Treasurer: Darren Thamm
  • Secretary: Katrina Skuse 

2018 Support


Minutes of the AGM 20 Feb 2018

The business of the P&C: The functions of the support staff

Guidelines to effectively managing and developing staff


Robert Wood l P&C Liaison Officer l T 4050 3021 l E​​​