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Excellence programs

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Cairns State High School proudly offers our community a wide range of Centres of Excellence programs.

These Programs of Excellence are in addition to the normal QCAA program of timetabled classes in Years 7-12. They enable students to develop their skills, attributes, talents, abilities and academic knowledge beyond the standard classroom setting. This often involves students engaging in extra-curricular performances, school events, competitions, projects, community events and industry-specific activities. These activities may be on a local, state, national or international level.

Students often have access to additional resources, experts in their field, as well as community/business and industry mentors in order to develop individual student skills and attributes. Real world activities, problem solving, performances, tournaments/matches and other scheduled events are an integral part of all of these programs.

2020CoE.pngThe Centres of Excellence are:

  • Engineering & Aerospace
  • Music
    • Chamber String
    • Chorale
    • Strings Orchestra
    • Symphonic Winds
  • Performing Arts
    • Dance
    • Drama
  • Visual Art
    • Art
    • Film
  • Sport
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Hockey

The various Programs of Excellence are offered in Junior and/or Senior School and run as additional programs before or after school.


The programs are very popular and entry is via application and/or an audition process. Entry into the Engineering and International Baccalaureate Programs of Excellence will require students to sit an academic aptitude test.

 

The school conducts several Extension Programs in and outside curriculum:

Italian Immersion Program

Year 7, from 2021

Italian Immersion Program

Chinese Academy

Chinese Academy

Literature Extension

Literature Extension

Maths/Science Extension

Maths/Science Extension

Christopher Zilm, Executive Principal
Curriculum Leadership | T 4050 3001 | E czilm1@eq.edu.au

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Last reviewed 18 June 2020
Last updated 18 June 2020