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Why choose our school?

Cavendish Road State High School has a proven track record of excellence in education.  We are a national showpiece school with an accredited Academy of Maths and Science, Ideas (Philosophy) as well as a Jazz Music Performance Academy.  Our Sporting Academies in Football, Netball and Touch Football attract students from across the State. 
Through our academies, a large cohort of students study University subjects at school and have guaranteed entry into science, maths, engineering and business degrees. 


Our school is officially recognised as having an outstanding culture that supports learning. It is the only large state high school to achieve this standard.

Academic programs

Our school places a strong emphasis on Science and Mathematics that leads to an early start in university courses which leads to programs such as medicine, biotechnology, aviation and engineering. 

Sports excellence

Our school has always and continues to excel in the area of sport, with excellence programs in football, touch football and netball. 


Our school offers a music extension program that emphasises strong instrumental performance integrated with the use of multimedia in both music and other subject areas. 

Pastoral care and peer support

Our school maintains a zero tolerance approach to bullying, supported by an extensive peer support and pastoral care program.  Surveys show that both students and parents feel that the school is a safe place to learn.