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Excellence programs

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Cairns State High School has Centres of Excellence in Performing Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Sport and Engineering. Students wishing to enter the International Baccalaureate program participate in a selection process.

Centres of excellence

Each of the Centres operates Programs of Excellence in:

  • Art
  • Basketball
  • Chamber Strings
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering & Aerospace
  • Film
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Strings Orchestra
  • Symphonic Winds

and

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

In 2019, the COES will be joined by two extension programs specificially for Cairns State High students and the Year 9 Italian Immersion program which will run in the regular timetable slot.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before school

Football Girls  

(7-8:20am)

Basketball (Girls)
(7-8:30am)

Engineering/ Aerospace 7 8,
9 10

(7:30-8:30am)

Young Singers  
(7:40-8:45am)

Basketball (Senior Boys)
(7-8:30am)

Football Girls  

(7-8:20am)

 

Hockey

(7-8:10am)

Chamber Strings
(7:40-8:45am)

Symphonic Winds
(7:40-8:45am)

Basketball (Junior Boys)
(7-8:30am)

Hockey

(7-8:10am)

Football Girls  

(7-8:20am)

 

Stage Band
(7:40-8:45am)

String Orchestra
(1:00-1:45pm)

9,10 Maths Science   Extension P4

After School

Football Boys 

(3:10-4:20pm)

Basketball Shooting/Fitness (3:10-4:20pm)

Dance Junior

(3:15-4:30pm)

Dance Senior

(3:15-5:15pm)

Visual Art: Junior,  Intermediate & Senior

(3:10-4:20pm)

Film 

(3:15-5:15pm) 

Literature Extension 7/8, 9
(3:15-4:30pm)

Maths Science Extension 9/10
(3:15-4:30pm)

Chorale
(3:00-4:45pm)

 

Football Boys 

(3:10-4:20pm)

Orchestra
(3:00-4:45pm)

Drama Senior

(3:15-5:30pm)

Basketball Shooting/Fitness (3:10-4:20pm)

Drama Junior

(3:15-4:30pm)

Drama

Intermediate

(3:15-4:45pm) 

Chinese Academy
(Year 5, 6, 7, 8)
(3:15-4:30pm)

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.

Centres of excellence

The school conducts three Extension Programs in and outside curriculum:

Italian Immersion Program

Year 9, from 2019

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 25 July 2019
Last updated 25 July 2019