Redlynch State College

Three reasons to choose us

  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​

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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Redlynch State College offers a supportive and friendly learning environment in a beautiful and safe suburb.

Our high-performing college provides uninterrupted learning from Prep to Year 12 with a focus on preparing you to succeed in your future career after school.

Our college is less than 10km from the centre of Cairns and the Northern Beaches.

You can visit the amazing Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. We offer school trips like hiking, camping and visiting North Queensland's beautiful islands.

We provide real work-experience opportunities with our award-winning Live Production Enterprise, delivering event services to small businesses and community organisations.

We have a dedicated international department care team and provide innovative English support lessons with our highly trained staff.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

Special programs

  • Redlynch Arts Courses of Excellence (RACE): dance, drama, music and visual arts
  • Instrumental music: band, choir
  • Excellence programs in Live Production and Services, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Science enrichment
  • Athlete development program
  • Outdoor education—abseiling, mountain biking, hiking, camping and snorkelling
  • School Wellbeing program
  • Student Mentoring program
  • Rugby League Engagement program
  • Vocational training pathways
  • School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Japanese extension (primary years)
  • Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leaders of the Future programs
  • International excursions: Japan and France

Extracurricular activities

  • Arts evenings and events
  • College Family Festival
  • Public speaking competitions
  • Student council
  • Instrumental music
  • Scuba-diving (PADI certification)
  • Leadership camp
  • Ski trip to New Zealand
  • World Challenge program

School facilities

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

Tertiary pathways


  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish​​

Homestay and accommodation

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.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

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 12 June 2023