Trinity Bay State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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 com​munity.

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!

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

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, 5km 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!

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

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)
  • Rugby League Excellence program (Years 11–12)
  • Outdoor recreation—sailing, hiking, abseiling and canoeing
  • Surfing scientist
  • Asian Culture Week

Extracurricular activities

  • Orpheus Island—Our classroom on the reef project/excursion
  • Daintree Rainforest Observatory—Our classroom in the rainforest project/excursion
  • School trips to Japan and Singapore
  • 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

School facilities

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, A​rts​​ and 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

Tertiary pathways

  • James Cook University involved in both Orpheus and Daintree Science Projects


  • Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, German and Italian via distance education
  • Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

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 29 May 2023