Trinity Bay State High School

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Cairns & Atherton Tablelands

Trinity Bay State High School

Principal's Welcome

Trinity Bay State High school is an exciting, vibrant and engaging place for students and teachers with something new and interesting happening all the time.

As educators at the school we pride ourselves on offering an extensive academic curriculum so that all our students can encounter a wide range of opportunities to find engagement, interest, experience success and excel personally. In addition, the school has an outstanding, diverse range of extra curricula that keep students engaged, motivated and challenged.

Our school continues to pride itself on the many excellent opportunities it affords students whether local, regional and interstate, or from international destinations. Over the years the school has built a profile in Science, Performing Arts and Visual Arts, public speaking and debating, Business Studies and Sport. It is reassuring to know that the diversity of the school curriculum offers students that something extra which extends and challenges all students.

Welcome to our school!

School Information

Year established: 1960
Number of students: 1700

At Trinity Bay State High School our vision is to engage students and enable students to achieve meaningful personal and future life pathways.

Our modern school is located in a tropical climate 5 km west of the centre of Cairns.

We value learning, respect, relationships, responsibility and pride in all we do.

Our school is known for excellent academic results, very high public confidence, a strong International Student Program and dedicated teachers who encourage student enthusiasm for learning through innovative teaching practices.

Welcome to our school!

University or vocational pathways

  • Business certificates
  • Health support certificates
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Griffith University (GU)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
  • School facilities

  • University-standard science laboratories
  • Stargazing laboratory
  • Performing arts and music complex
  • Art gallery
  • Computer laboratories
  • Sports Complex, Tennis and Basketball courts
  • Gym
  • School Theatre
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Orpheus Island – Our Classroom on the Reef project/excursion
  • Daintree Rainforest Observatory – Our Classroom in the Rainforest project/excursion
  • School trips to Canberra, China, Japan and New Zealand.
  • Music - instrumental lessons, band, orchestra and choir
  • Sporting - swimming and athletics carnivals, interschool competitions
  • School Yearbook Committee
  • Homework club operating four afternoons
  • Art - industry mentoring and lessons
  • Chess club
  • Drama, dance and vocal stage production
  • Sporting - swimming and athletics carnivals, inter-school competitions
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Auslan (Australian sign language)
  • French, German and Italian via Distance Education
  • Special programs

  • The Science Excellence Academy
  • The Performing Arts Centre of Artistic Development
  • Visual Arts Industries
  • The Talented Athlete Academy
  • Outdoor Recreation - sailing, hiking, abseiling and canoing camps
  • Navigate - program for academically gifted and talented students
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Girl Power Camp
  • Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
  • Digital Technologies curriculum
  • Technical Theatre Studies
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program

    Disclaimer: The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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  • particular school facilities;
  • please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

    Last updated: 01/08/2019