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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Three reasons to choose Whitfield State School:

  • Strong academic program with high achieving students accelerated within a Gifted Education program. A large multicultural student population with students from 38 different countries. High levels of support offered through a professional team, including students with English as their second language.

  • Student participation in Japanese and Chinese language programs.

  • Opportunities to be extended and coached by regional and state coaches in our excellence in sport program, including competition at highest levels.


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