TNQ Training Awards 2018

Kerrie Stanley 06 July, 2018

We attended the TNQ Training Awards Gala Dinner.  It was a fantastic night, orgaininsed in a beautiful setting in Kuranda.  Dept of Employment, Small Business Training staff excelled themselves and we are thankful to be a sponsor of the School Based Trainee/Apprentice of the year Award...


Reader's Cup 2018

Kerrie Stanley 29 June, 2018

Readers’ Cup 2018 Cairns State High School welcomed 27 teams of avid readers from across the region to the CBCA Far North Queensland Readers’ Cup on Friday, 15th June held in the Cairns High Library. Students in Years 7 and 8 are invited to form teams of four to read a selection of 5 novels and then compete in a quiz style competition to test their knowledge of the texts. The aim of the competition is to nurture a love of reading and provide students who enjoy reading with an opportunity to represent their school in a state wide competition....


In Conversation & In Song - Christine Anu

Kerrie Stanley 08 May, 2018

On Monday 23 April Cairns SHS welcomed Christine Anu, to perform In Conversation and Song. Five state schools across the Cairns region engaged with this opportunity, unfortunately Tully SHS and Redlynch SC withdrew from the event last term. None the less, over one hundred and sixty students from Trinity Bay SHS and 250 students from Cairns SHS enjoyed an afternoon of music, memories and conversation with Christine Anu. Christine discussed her career, life and work as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the community, as well as the importance of indigenous languages in cultural identity. She performed a special...


Startup Weekend Education

Kerrie Stanley 26 March, 2018

Startup Weekend Education is a two day event focusing on entrepreneurial skills development of teachers lecturers trainers equipping and empowering them with the tools and knowledge to educate our young leaders of tomorrow. See attached forms...


Next Generation Chefs

Jane Baxter 05 June, 2017

On Monday 29 May, 15 year 11 hospitality students from Cairns State High School, St Mary's Catholic College, Bentley Park College and Peace Lutheran College took part in a cooking masterclass at TAFE North. The focus was on preparing gourmet desserts including choux paste, raspberry coulis, white chocolate snow", vanilla pastry cream and chocolate caviar. The students were shown how to make each of these by the professional chefs at TAFE North including Alan Beggs, Darcy Greer and Andrew Pont and then had the opportunity to make and plate up their own dessert. It was a fantastic day...


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