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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to a school community where pride and spirit underpins academic excellence. Cavendish Road State High is a select public school which has achieved international recognition in the academic and sporting arenas. This is a modern and dynamic school of outward outlook, where tradition and innovation is couched in the pursuit of excellence for every young person in a caring and inclusive community. A strong culture of learning is evident across the school with high expectations for all students and staff.

Our vision is to achieve and celebrate success through a commitment to individual excellence.  

As a community we value: Challenge, Courtesy, Commitment, Consideration and Co-operation (known as The Five C’s).

Whilst we enjoy some of the best facilities and offer a wide range of acceleration and excellence programs in Mathematics, Science, Philosophy, Music, Football, Touch Football and Netball, the greatest aspect of Cavendish Road High School is the positive environment afforded to every child. Being happy, feeling safe, being resilient,  and having a strong sense of pride in belonging in their school is evident in our young people at Cavendish Road SHS. We provide support, encouragement to lead, and challenge to think and act as well informed active global citizens.

Our students are warm, welcoming and genuine young people who are provided with many and varied local, national and international learning opportunities by a very committed and hardworking teaching team.

Parents, students and teachers will tell you that this a great school where students are strongly encouraged to perform at their very best, both individually and as part of a team, to ensure they are well prepared for their future. 

Our students espouse the personal qualities that are absolutely essential for achieving individual success. All students, with the support of their teachers, families and the school community will continue to achieve outstanding results in the coming years.

Richard Usher

Principal