This article needs to be updated.April 2017)(
|Tropical North Learning Academy- Smithfield State High School|
|Type||Public state, secondary|
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 tableland area.
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.
The school offers two programs for students from all over the world to Study at Smithfield State Highschool. The so called High School Programme (HP) is design for students that want to stay at the school until they graduate from high school and choose a further pathway. In most cases this programme attracts mainly students from asian country's. The second option the high school offers is the Study Abroad Programme (SA) in which students from the entire globe can stay for 1-4 Terms (3-12 Months). It is very popular for students from Europe and Canada.