Trinity Bay State High School

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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!

Three reasons to choose Trinity Bay State High School

  1. Commitment ​to all students and a record of academic success
  2. Strong relationship with James Cook University (JCU) and TAFE Queensland North
  3. Beautiful tropical setting within a friendly, caring community.

School Information

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At Trinity Bay State High School, our vision is to engage students and enable them 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!

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 involved in both Orpheus and Daintree Science Projects

School facilities

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Building
  • University-standard science laboratories
  • Confucius Classroom in partnership with The University of Queensland
  • Stargazing laboratory
  • Performing arts and music complex
  • Art gallery
  • Sports complex
  • 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 China, Japan and New Zealand
  • Music – instrumental lessons, band, orchestra and choir
  • Sporting – swimming and athletics carnivals, inter-school competitions
  • School Yearbook Committee
  • Art – industry mentoring and lessons
  • Drama, dance and vocal stage production

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 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 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. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


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

Special programs

  • The Science Excellence Academy (Years 7–10)
  • The Performing Arts Centre of Artistic Development (Years 7–12)
  • Visual Arts Industries (Years 7–12)
  • The Talented Athlete Academic (Years 7–9)
  • Outdoor Recreation – sailing, hiking, abseiling and canoing
  • Surfing Scientist
  • Asian Culture Week


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 20 June 2022