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Cairns State High School P&C

Next meeting: TUESDAY 20 February 2018
5:30-7:30pm Crosswell Hall


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.
Robert Wood, the Cairns High P&C Liaison Officer works full time at the school and manages and organises the P&C’s responsibilities. The Liaison Officer and members operate in conjunction​ with the Cairns State High School P&C Constitution which is approved annually by the Principal.
P&C responsibilities
  • Canteen management
  • Uniform shop
  • Hire of school facilities
  • Fundraising and social events 
The P&C meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Library from 5.30pm.

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

  • 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
  • Stage rises in Crosswell Hall

Executive Committee and Sub-Committee office bearers

​Niels Briët
​Vice ​President
Elaine Sheeley
​Karen Butterworth
​Darren Thamm
​Fran Moore
​Canteen Manager
​Carolyn Shephard
​P&C QLD Representative
​Robert Wood
​School Council Chair
​Jim Brooks
Music Support Sub-Committee Chair
William Gane
​Music Support Sub-Committee Vice Chair
Jan Andren
​Music Support Sub-Committee Secretary
​Nicky Neighbour
​Music Support Sub-Committee Treasurer
​Johanna Neville
​Uniform Officers
​Tracey Kingston-Bull and Emit Tomita
​Canteen Officer
​Tanya Little
​Centenary Celebrations Chair
​Chris Zilm
​Centenary Celebrations Secretary
​Bronwyn Thomas
​Liaison Officer
​Robert Wood

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