Smithfield State High School

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Tropical North Learning Academy- Smithfield State High School
Cairns, Queensland
Australia Australia
Coordinates16°48′47″S 145°41′44″E / 16.81306°S 145.69556°E / -16.81306; 145.69556Coordinates: 16°48′47″S 145°41′44″E / 16.81306°S 145.69556°E / -16.81306; 145.69556
TypePublic State, Secondary
PrincipalBarry Courtney

Smithfield State High School is a secondary school located in Smithfield, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Smithfield State High School operates an independent public Secondary School and is known for its unique partnership with Trinity Beach State School and James Cook University, through the Tropical North Learning Academy. The school attracts students primarily from Cairns and Kuranda.

As of 2015, there are about 1000 students (ranging from years 7 to 12) enrolled in the school.


The school opened in 1983.

On 28 October 1998 an arson was committed at Smithfield State High School destroying a computer block and the school's radio station. The arson remains unsolved with a A$50,000 award. The attack on Smithfield SHS was the biggest arson in the history of Education Queensland.

See also[edit]

List of schools in Far North Queensland