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Principal’s welcome

Whether you are a teacher, a student or even the Principal, being part of the Cairns State High School community is something special. It's not just because it has long traditions of excellent student achievement or innovative programs which extend students academically, culturally, on the sports field and personally. It's special because Cairns High sets the five star standard in education. It is a place where students feel valued, strive to achieve their best and are acknowledged for meeting our high expectations.
I'm delighted to have been appointed the Principal of Cairns State High School in 2016 with over 17 years experience in school executive leadership. I strive to achieve continuing improvement which means that our school's mission is to take 'good to great' in all areas of school life. Cairns State High School offers one of the most comprehensive academic programs in Australia. The opportunities for students to develop their talents, specialise and excel are abundant.  Our curriculum is world quality. The sporting and cultural programs are exceptional thanks to dedicated teachers and supportive families. 

Visiting the website is your first step on a journey with us to personal excellence. I invite you to take the next step and contact us and allow one of our friendly staff answer your questions and provide even more information about our remarkable school. And of course, I look forward to meeting you too! 

Christopher Zilm, Executive Principal
Curriculum Leadership
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