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Discussion in 'North & Far North QLD' started by Ktee, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Ktee

    Ktee Administrator

    I have been asked a few times about schools in Cairns so I thought I would put a few posts together and let you know which schools I think are best.
    I have found that a lot of the parents tend to send their children to private schools, not because they are snobs but because the education/results is a lot better than the states schools, in fact when I was looking at the schools up here there wasn't one state school I would have been happy sending mine to. It doesnt mean that all the states schools would have been terrible, but as my eldest was starting Yr 11 I needed to make sure I got it right. I will give each primary school a rating based on NAPLAN Results and parents thoughts. 5 being excellent.


    Aloomba State Primary School Rating -5
    Nielsen St, Aloomba QLD 4871
    Phone: 07 4043 3888

    Balaclava State School Rating -1
    418 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4081 5333

    Cairns West State School Rating - 3 (but don't live in Manunda)
    Cnr Hoare and Mayers St Manunda QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4037 9777

    Caravonica State School Rating - 3 (a little out of the way so you would need a car, but a gorgeous little old fashioned school) good if you are looking at living in Smithfield.
    Kamerunga Road, Caravonica, QLD 4878
    Phone: 07 4037 4333

    Edge Hill State School - Rating - 2
    254 Pease Street, Edge Hill QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4053 4511

    Freshwater State School - Rating - 3 (a lovely school in a lovely village but there are private schools in the area that are better)
    10 Corkill Street, Freshwater, QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4058 9222

    Gordonvale State P-7 School - Rating - 1
    28 George Street, Gordonvale QLD 4865
    Phone: 07 4043 3666

    Hambledon State School - Rating - 1
    77-83 Stokes Street, Edmonton QLD, 4869
    Phone: 07 4040 8666

    Parramatta State School - Rating - 1
    122 Mulgrave Road, Cairns QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4042 8111

    Trinity Beach State School - Rating - 2
    Wewak Street, Trinity Beach QLD 4879
    Phone: 07 4057 1444

    Woree State School - Rating - 3
    Rigg Street, Woree QLD 4868
    Phone: 07 4054 9111

    As you can see there aren't many really good ones. Although Aloomba is good it is way out of the city.

    I will do a separate thread for High Schools

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