Smithfield State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Tropical North Learning Academy Smithfield State High School. It is a privilege to be the Principal. We achieve quality outcomes, offer an extensive range of curriculum subjects, and strive to see every student succeed.

We operate as an Independent Public School and through the Tropical North Learning Academy work closely with our feeder Primary Schools, in particular Trinity Beach State School, and with James Cook University.

We are proud to offer an Accredited International Student Program as a member of the Queensland Schools International network and currently are host to students from many parts of the world.

We have a proud record of students achieving high academic success with over 30% of our Year 12 leavers entering University. We also see many of our students achieving Vocational awards moving to successful career pathways.

We offer a caring and supportive environment for all our students. We will not shy away from our responsibility to look after and develop positive, active, thinking young people who understand the importance of being “global citizens”.

I hope you enjoy browsing our web page. I am confident you will find Smithfield State High School a great school!

Three reasons to choose Smithfield State High School

  1. ​Excellent extracurricular program with plenty of variety
  2. Small cohort of international students, enabling greater integration
  3. Friendly school environment in a beautiful part of Queensland.

School Information

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​Smithfield State High School has a proud history of outstanding educational outcomes for students with high performance levels within private and state school regional academic competitions.

Our unique partnership with James Cook University and Trinity Beach Primary School provides a seamless pathway from primary school to university. Our

James Cook University Academy Programs provide quality outcomes for university aspirants.
Coupled to this is a comprehensive curriculum offering pathways to success for all students. The school is proud of its vocational pathways, commitment to life skills and active citizenship.

The school is located in the beautiful Northern Beaches area of Cairns, approximately fifteen kilometres from the centre of Cairns.

Contact details

Homestay

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

  • Academic alliance with James Cook University (JCU)
  • TAFE Queensland North
  • Promotion of, and assistance with, applications for university scholarships

School facilities

  • First-class science laboratories
  • Theatre and dance studios
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities
  • Student-run community radio station 101.9 Coast FM
  • Modern library
  • ‘Makerspace’ technology room
  • Modern computer laboratories

Extracurricular activities

  • Robotics
  • ​Scuba divin​g courses
  • Dance groups
  • Instrumental music program
  • Student leadership programs
  • Debating and public speaking
  • Duke of Edinburgh awards

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

Languages

  • ​French
  • Chinese
  • Other language offered through Distance Education

Special programs

  • Tertiary Aspirations Academy Program with James Cook University (JCU)
  • Philosophy in Action course
  • Radio broadcasting, management and production
  • Outdoor education (canoeing, abseiling, snorkelling, camps, bronze medallion and hiking)
  • Soccer Academy
  • Baseball Academy
  • Jazz Academy
  • Innovations programs
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs

Disclaimer

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 reviewed 15 August 2016
Last updated 10 April 2017