Redlynch State College

Male & Female


Year levels:
Prep - Year 12

Cairns & Atherton Tablelands

Redlynch State College

Principal's Welcome

Redlynch State College is a modern school in a majestic setting in the Redlynch Valley with beautiful rainforest and mountain views. We have a proud history of academic success, sporting prowess, community support and parent involvement. The school was first opened on the original school site in 1932. Our school aims to ensure that every student from Prep to Year 12 experience a curriculum that focuses on their future and prepares them to succeed in their field of choice. The school improvement agenda centres strongly on quality teaching practices and is well supported by researched based initiatives. The College has over many years embedded a very supportive and friendly school environment with clear student expectations on academic, social and cultural outcomes. We are committed to establishing and resourcing key roles to support the implementation of our international programs, as we see this as an exciting innovation to the school and know it will benefit many of our students in understanding different cultures.
The College’s vision ‘Learning in our Valley, Thinking beyond the Hills’ is supported by the school-wide pedagogy of Relationships, Success, Connections, Equity and Quality.

School Information

Year established: 1932
Number of students: 1840

Redlynch State College offers a supportive and friendly learning environment in a beautiful, safe suburb.
Our high-performing school provides uninterrupted learning from Prep to Year 12 and we focus on our future to prepare you to succeed in your career after school.
Our college is less than 9km from the centre of Cairns and is very close to the Great Barrier Reef.
You can visit the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest and we also go on school trips like hiking on beautiful islands and camping at the beach.
We offer you real work-experience with our unique Live Production Enterprise - providing event services to the public.
We provide care programs to help and encourage you and we also have 4 support staff who you can talk to as well as 3 international program staff.

University or vocational pathways

  • James Cook University Scholarship Program
  • Central Queensland University
  • TAFE North
  • Aviation Australia – Aeroskills Aviation Training
  • Training Connections Australia
  • Sejumi Institute
  • School facilities

  • Modern and well equipped facilities containing Wi-Fi, digital projectors and smart boards
  • Performing arts complex
  • Hospitality and catering centre
  • Practical arts centre
  • Creative and industrial technologies centres
  • Multipurpose sports centre
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Arts evenings and events
  • College Family Festival
  • Public Speaking Competitions
  • Robotics Competitions
  • Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge – team problem-solving
  • Chess club
  • Student council
  • Instrumental music
  • College choir - Prep to Year 6
  • Ski trip to New Zealand
  • World Challenge program
  • Languages

  • Japanese (P-12)
  • French (7-12)
  • Special programs

  • Redlynch Arts Course of Excellence (RACE): visual arts, drama and live production and services, dance, music
  • Science excellence program
  • Extension science class
  • Health and physical education extension
  • Mathematics extension
  • Japanese extension - primary Years
  • Outdoor Education program
  • School wellbeing program
  • Student mentoring program
  • Rugby league engagement program
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs program
  • Athlete development program
  • Vocational training pathways in outdoor recreation and live production and services
  • School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leaders of the Future programs
  • International excursions: Japan, France
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Prep - Year 6 = $13,372 per year
  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Prep - Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    PSP 1 PSP 2 PSP 3 PSP 4 HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *PSP refers to BROWNS Primary School Preparation program. HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program

    Disclaimer: The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
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  • particular school facilities;
  • please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

    Last updated: 01/08/2019