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School hours

Classes at Cairns State High School commence at 8.40am and conclude at 3.00pm. 

The school's main office operates 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Parents are notified of the hours during each school holiday period .

The school's Library is only open during term time and has its doors open from 7.15am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, closing at 3.00pm on Fridays.

Warning bells ring 5 minutes before the end of morning tea and the same at the end of lunch time. Students have four minutes to change classes between lessons.

​Bell Times

​Warning Bell -  School Commencement​

​Form Period ​8.45 - 8.55am
​Period 1 ​8.55 - 10.05am
​Period 2 ​10.05 - 11.15am
​Morning Tea ​11.15 - 11.55am

​Warning Bell - ​Recommence Lessons

​Period 3 ​11.55 - 1.05pm
​Lunch Break ​1.05 - 1.50pm
​Warning Bell -  Recommence Lessons 1.45pm​
​Period 4 ​1.50 - 3.00pm