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Welcome to Whitfield State School


 Whitfield State School


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.​​​​​​​​​​​​



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 Parent Teacher conference

Dear Parent/Carer

At Whitfield State School we believe it is important that parents have a clear understanding of their child’s academic progress and an understanding of the expectations of their child’s learning goals. Each semester a written report is completed and sent home. Parent Teacher Conferences provide you with the opportunity to come to an understanding with the class teacher of some learning and behaviour goals. They also provide an opportunity to gain a clearer picture of your child’s achievements as well as finding out areas where assistance may be required.

Please see the attached parent guide to either book a time online (our preferred option) or call the school office on 4034 7333 for one of our office staff to book for you. If you book online you will receive a confirmation email otherwise confirmation will be sent home with your student.

Fifteen minutes turn-around has been allocated for each interview – this allows for a full ten minutes of face to face discussion and sharing between class teachers, parents and students, whilst maximising the number of available spaces.

Thank you for taking the time to attend the interview.  By attending the Parent Teacher Conference parents are sending a strong message that improvement in learning is critical and that we are all working together to assist children to strive for their peak.


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