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Yorkeys Knob State School

Welcome to Yorkeys Knob State School, our special place on the tropical northern beaches of Cairns, Australia.

Yorkeys Knob State School is nestled in a lush, tropical setting, bordered by our own nature reserve which backs on to the golden sands of Yorkeys Knob beach. The well-manicured and spacious grounds are the perfect setting for a caring learning environment.

Our enrolment numbers are quite small compared to other schools in the Cairns area giving our students the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals, supported by a team of dedicated teachers, specialists and support staff.

Our curriculum foci are English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography complemented by the other Key Learning Areas, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Technology and Languages Other Than English. We place a strong emphasis on the teaching of Reading as it is the foundation for learning.

Our motto, Challenge Yourself, encourages students to achieve at their very best. For some students that will translate into academic or sporting excellence.  For others it will be in the satisfaction of ‘having a go’ and being proud of their efforts.

If you are looking for a school that cares just that little bit more about every student then please consider talking to us about your child’s future.




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