Whitfield State School is one of the larger schools in the Cairns area. The school is set on a large site with ovals, beautiful gardens and a tropical rainforest plot. Close to both tropical rainforest tablelands and the Great Barrier Reef, our families and students reside close to some of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments.We are immensely proud of our school’s reputation for providing an excellent education in a safe, caring environment.
Our teachers use proven, high-yield teaching practices such as Explicit Instruction and Learning Consolidation to maximise student learning. Structured programs in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Spelling are taught across the school to achieve high levels of literacy and numeracy.
Our school has modern facilities and is well resourced. International student enrolments and visits by school study groups from overseas add to a rich learning environment.
Our school motto Each Striving for the Peak underpins our belief that every student has the potential to succeed. Our school provides a strong primary education, successfully transitions students to high school and supports high achieving students to excel.