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Principal's welcome

A very warm welcome to Cairns State Special School.

We are a new school, absolutely committed to the provision of high quality educational experiences for students in a safe and respectful environment. 

All students are supported to achieve their personal best through authentic and relevant learning experiences aimed at developing and enhancing academic skills, social competencies, and daily living and recreational skills.

Our collective goal is to pursue excellence across our school community within a culture of continuous improvement. We have uniformity of purpose and a common direction in which to work, as detailed in our current draft Strategic Plan. We work in teams and share the responsibility and care for all children enrolled at our school.
Our school is a Resilience Project (Official Partnership) School and as such, we provide an emotionally engaging, whole school program that uses evidence based approaches to build resilience in order to develop mental health. The school wide implementation of the Resilience Project which focuses on gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and emotional literacy, directly supports our school’s values.
Community partnerships are very important to us and we make a deliberate choice to foster strong community partnerships that support improved outcomes for our students. We welcome parent involvement in our school and ensure that our students have access to all the supports they require in their learning.
Again, the very warmest of welcomes to Cairns State Special School!
Chris Simmons