Cairns Schools and Educational Institutions
There are a number of great local public and private primary and secondary schools dotted around the suburb of Cairns. The Queensland school system begins at Prep and runs until year 12. There are 4 Terms to a year with school holidays in between so the kids can get outside and soak up the beautiful weather.
At the end of year 12, school leavers are faced with the choice to go off into the work place, study at university or sign up for a TAFE or other higher learning institution. James Cook University has a campus in Cairns which is one of the most renowned marine science institutions in the world.
Find a local Cairns private or state school, university or college by browsing through the list below.
The majority of children in Cairns attend State Primary and High Schools. These schools offer accessible public education which is high in quality with a broad range of subjects across the curriculum. Click through to see a comprehensive list of State Primary and State High Schools in Cairns.
Cairns Private & Catholic Schools
There are a variety of private schools in Cairns that offer education to students. We have compiled a list of private schools in and around Cairns, including independent schools, Christian schools and more. There are primary-level private schools, secondary schools and colleges that take studetns from K - 12.
Cairns Universities & Tertiary Education Colleges
University and Tertiary Education is open to both school leavers and mature aged students. Cairns is a great place to go away and study with smaller campuses, relaxed vibe and some great rainforest and ocean when it's time to leave the books. Find out more about available universities and tertiary education providers.
Cairns Independent Colleges
Cairns is a hub for international tourists wanting to explore Far North Queensland. For this reason it has also become a hub for international students wanting to study English. Cairns is the perfect place for international students wanting to get involved in the tourism industry and by studying English here they can learn the language and the tourism ropes.
Queensland School Term Dates
School Term Dates for 2014
Term 1 Tues 28 January 2014 - Fri 4 April 2014
Term 2 Tues 22 April 2014 - Fri 27 June 2014
Term 3 Mon 14 July 2014 - Fri 19 September 2014
Term 4 Tues 7 October 2014 - Fri 12 December 2015
Student free dates for 2014
Thursday 23 January 2014
Friday 24 January 2014
Monday 20 October 2014
Queensland School Term Dates 2015
Term 1 Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June
Term 3 Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September
Term 4 Tuesday 6 October - Friday 11 December
School holiday dates 2015
- School Easter break – Friday 3 April - Sunday 19 April
- School term break – Saturday 27 June - Sunday 12 July
- School term break – Saturday 19 September - Monday 5 October
- Monday 19 October
- School Christmas Holiday – Saturday 12 December - start of term 1, 2016