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At Cairns State High School students have opportunities in every year level to fulfil leadership positions with the goal that they will be building both a resume and leadership skills to assist them in applying for leadership positions in their Senior year at Cairns High. 


The application process for Prefects starts at the end of Year 11 and usually starts during Term 3 with a Leadership Day.


Student Leader Booklet 2016 (PDF, 295Kb) 

Prefect Team

  • 4 School Captains

  • 8 Sports House Captains (2 per House - Bruce, Collins, O’Keefe, Tully)

  • Social Justice Prefect

  • Cultural Senior Prefect

  • Indigenous Senior Prefect

  • International Senior Prefect

  • Environmental Senior Prefect

  • Community Service Senior Prefect

  • School Promotions Senior Prefect

  • Orchestra Senior Prefect

  • Inter-year Prefect 


Selection Process

  • Nomination form

  • Written Application addressing all relevant criteria

  • Copy of Report Cards from previous year

  • Copy of Attendance Report with all absences explained

  • Report from Student Services confirming all after school detentions completed

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Written endorsement by HPE Teacher (House Captains Only)

  • All successful applicants will be required to make a 1-2 minute speech to their peers

  • Students will then be put through an interview process with the School Principal, Deputy Principal, Year Coordinator, Student Council Coordinator, Social Justice HOD and Guidance Counsellor (depending upon the position they have applied for).


Nicole Whipp | Year 12 Coordinator | T 4050 3030 E