Cairns Education - Where to Study

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.

Cairns State High Schools & Primary Schools

Read More About Cairns State High Schools & Primary SchoolsThe 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 Schools & Catholic Schools

Read More About Cairns Private Schools & Catholic SchoolsThere 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

Read More About Cairns Universities & Tertiary EducationUniversity 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

Read More About Cairns Independent CollegesCairns 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.

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