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A single page with lots of good advice on how to achieve regular attendance

02 February 2016 In Latest News

These resources have been designed in a simple step by step format to assist parents and caregivers to enrol their child/ren into high school

12 June 2015 In Latest News

Sophie Bitner - 12th June, 2015

Principal Education Officer - Student Services


We are inviting parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to respond to the survey below.  

This survey is about your views on the ways in which schools currently engage parents in learning partnerships and decision-making processes regarding their child’s education.  The information you provide will be fed directly into Griffith University.  This flyer provides further survey information.   


To start the survey, please click here


Thank you for taking the time to respond, we value your input.

12 June 2015 In Latest News

Date Claimer : 30th July 2015  - click here for more info.

Don't miss out! 9am - 2pm at the Cairns Colonial Club

02 July 2014 In Latest News


In the first week of June parents, principals, and community members from Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Lockhart and the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) came together with international educator Dr George Otero to ‘grow stronger together’.



12 June 2014 In Latest News

Unlocking the future potential for all


Secondary school students with a disability, as well as parents, carers and educators are invited to a FREE Transition Expo to explore opportunities after Year 12 – see the Cairns Transition Network flyer.


When   Thursday 24 July 2014, 9am to 1pm

Where  Cairns Regional Council, civic reception rooms: 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Cost       FREE 

Who      The Transition Expo is designed for students with a disability, as well as parents, carers, friends and educators of young people.  There will also be Auslan Interpreters onsite


Over 30 exhibitors including: Epic Employment, ARC Disability Services, National Disability Coordination Officer Program, Dedicated Training and Consulting Group, TAFE Queensland North, Deaf Services Queensland, Ostara Employment, ITEC Health, and CRS Australia

04 June 2014 In Latest News

The Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools gives Queensland state schools the chance to shine in the spotlight; its designed to:

  • foster a learning culture that supports sharing excellent practices
  • recognise, celebrate and reward excellent teaching practice in state schools
  • create professional development opportunities and
  • promote public education.

Congratulations to our seven regional finalists who each won $1000 and will progress to the state level.

02 June 2014 In Latest News

Over 75 state school leaders from Tully to Thursday Island came together 21 and 22 May for the Junior Secondary Leading Change Program hosted by Professor Donna Pendergast from Griffith University.

26 May 2014 In Latest News

From Sunday 18 to Saturday 24 May 100 state school communities across the Far North celebrated State Education Week. This year mums, dads and grandparents played starring roles as part of the regions focus on connecting parents and caregivers with their child’s education. 

Activities throughout the week included Big Breakfasts, Parents and Citizen’s (P&C) morning teas, interactive science shows, and art exhibitions.  

A number of schools also invited local leaders to be ‘Principal for a day’. Cairns State High School hosted Taipans basketball coach Aaron Fearne as principal who recruited Taipans forward Cameron Tragardh ‘deputy principal’ for back up.

 The annual week-long celebration is an opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of students and teachers in state schools, and showcase their wonderful work to the wider community.


Far North Queensland is the fastest improving region in the state for NAPLAN. From 2012 to 2013 Year 5 reading improved by 20 per cent. Other significant improvements were found in Year 3 grammar and numeracy as well as Year 9 reading and spelling. 

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Department of Education and Training Far North Queensland

  • Telephone: (07) 4037 3822
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