Redlynch State College

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Principal's Welcome

Redlynch State College is a modern school in a majestic setting in the Redlynch Valley with beautiful rainforest and mountain views. We have a proud history of academic success, sporting prowess, community support and parent involvement. The school was first opened on the original school site in 1932. 
Our school aims to ensure that every student from Prep to Year 12 experience a curriculum that focuses on their future and prepares them to succeed in their field of choice. The school improvement agenda centres strongly on quality teaching practices and is well supported by researched based initiatives. The College has over many years embedded a very supportive and friendly school environment with clear student expectations on academic, social and cultural outcomes. We are committed to establishing and resourcing key roles to support the implementation of our international programs, as we see this as an exciting innovation to the school and know it will benefit many of our students in understanding different cultures.
The College’s vision ‘Learning in our Valley, Thinking beyond the Hills’ is supported by the school-wide pedagogy of Relationships, Success, Connections, Equity and Quality.​

Three reasons to choose Redlynch State College

  1. Complete Prep to year 12 schooling at a recognised high performing educational institute with strong student, family and community connections

  2. We offer a unique learning program with seamless blending of academic rigor, high class vocational training and a pastoral care program that supports student achievement.

  3. ​​Established excellence and extension programs delivered through quality teaching and learning practices ​

School Information

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Redlynch State College offers a supportive and friendly learning environment in a beautiful, safe suburb.
Our high-performing school provides uninterrupted learning from Prep to Year 12 and we focus on your future to prepare you to succeed in your career after school.
Our college is less than 9km from the centre of Cairns and is very close to the Great Barrier Reef.
You can visit the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest and we also go on school trips like hiking on beautiful islands and camping at the beach.
We offer you real work-experience with our unique Live Production Enterprise - providing event services to the public.
We provide care programs to help and encourage you and we also have 4 support staff who you can talk to as well as 3 international program staff.​​

Contact details


Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • ​James Cook University Scholarship Program
  • Central Queensland University
  • TAFE North
  • Aviation Australia – Aeroskills Aviation Training
  • Training Connections Australia
  • Sejumi Institute

School facilities

  • Modern and well equipped facilities containing Wi-Fi, digital projectors and smart boards
  • Performing arts complex
  • Hospitality and catering centre
  • Practical arts centre
  • Creative and industrial technologies centres
  • Multipurpose sports centre

Extracurricular activities

  • ​Arts evenings and events  
  • College Family Festival
  • Public Speaking Competitions
  • Robotics Competitions
  • Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge – team problem-solving
  • Chess club
  • Student council
  • Instrumental music
  • College choir - Prep to Year 6
  • Ski trip to New Zealand
  • World Challenge program

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Japanese (P-12)
  • French (7-12)

Special programs

  • Redlynch Arts Course of Excellence (RACE): visual arts, drama and live production and services, dance, music
  • Science excellence program
  • Extension science class
  • Health and physical education extension
  • Mathematics extension
  • Japanese extension - primary Years
  • Outdoor Education program
  • School wellbeing program
  • Student mentoring program
  • Rugby league engagemen​t program
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs program
  • Athlete development program
  • Vocational training pathways in outdoor recreation and live production and services
  • School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leaders of the Future programs
  • International excursions: Japan, France


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.

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Last updated 17 April 2019