Edge Hill State School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​High academic standard
  2. Exciting and innovative school c​urriculum with a focus on international education
  3. A safe, supportive school environment

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School overview

Number of students

Year school established

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At Edge Hill State School – located in Cairns in beautiful Far North Queensland – we have an established reputation for excellence.

We focus on the whole child, challenging and supporting your children so they can grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Our curriculum is academically comprehensive, dynamic and engaging.

As well as establishing the foundation skills of literacy and numeracy, we emphasise science, technology, engineering and m​athematics (STEM), languages and music so that your child has the technological ability, creativity, global awareness and confidence that they will need to succeed in 21st century life.

A schooling experience at our school is rich and rewarding.

Our students tell us they love our school and we love to welcome visitors from all over the world.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • Japanese language immersion program
  • After school STEM Academy
  • Sustainable living kitchen-garden project
  • Outside school hours care
  • Swimming Club

Extracurricular activities

  • Instrumental music (3 string orchestras and 2 concert bands)
  • Three award winning choirs
  • Public speaking
  • Biennial school musical
  • Inter-school sports
  • Biennial Japanese study tour
  • Sport – swimming, cross-country, athletics, basketball, netball, football, cricket, softball, hockey

School facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Large oval
  • Sports stadium
  • Purpose-built STEM buildings (including a robotics room, ‘legotorium’, electronics lab and an open-space innovation centre)
  • Playgrounds
  • Performing arts centre
  • Attractive and well-kept grounds

Tertiary pathways


  • ​Japa​nese

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • 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 11 September 2023