Principal’s welcome



Welcome to a school community where a long tradition of school spirit and aspiration for every student has underpinned academic excellence and student achievement over eight decades, since 1952.   

Our school is a modern and dynamic school of outward outlook, and authentically connected in our global and local citizenship. While tradition grounds us, innovation and rigour in our curriculum presentation of the Australian Curriculum in Junior school and Queensland Senior Curriculum and being responsive to change we ensure our students are well prepared for the demands and opportunities of their generation. 

At Cavendish Road State High School a strong culture of learning is fostered, modeled and evident across our school with high expectations for all students and a dedicated staff. "Cavroadians" are expected to conduct themselves with dignity and be socially responsible, not only as matter of principle, but also for the many years of tradition and stature that comes with wearing the green and gold.

School leadership and teaching staff are committed to engaging teaching and learning that delivers learning growth for every student and ultimately meaningful pathways through and beyond schooling is our priority. We enjoy some of the best and well maintained facilities to do so, having received significant investment from modernization programs and in response to enrolment demand, particularly in-catchment, in most recent years. State of the art Sports and Performing Arts Centres, modern science laboratories, immaculate playing fields and digital technologies enhance students' learning experience.

Opening minds, fostering and teaching higher order and creative and critical thinking is hallmark of our Learning@Cav approach to teaching and learning that draws from the best contemporary research, applied coherently in our local context, and reflects the aspirations and priorities of modern State education. Programs of Excellence are feature and open to all students while acceleration programs by invitation are offered in Mathematics.     

We are particularly proud of our investment in ensuring students of all abilities will find their schooling at Cavendish Road State High school welcoming, inclusive and inspirational. Work is currently being undertaken to develop our school's Science and Arts programs to further enhance student strengths and talents and sense of relevance to individualise learning.

As a community we value Challenge, Courtesy, Commitment, Consideration and Co-operation known as The Five C's. Our pastoral care and peer support cocurriculum provides foundation to, and opportunities for, students to acquire life skills, develop their personal and social relationships and ethical and inter-cultural understandings. Importantly the value of contribution to the community and service to others play large part in school life as "Cavroadians".

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 and belonging in their school is evident and fostered in our young people. We provide support and encouragement to lead, to challenge, to think and act as well informed and active global citizens.  Our students 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 Cavendish Road State High School is a great school where students are strongly encouraged to do 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, skills and attributes that are absolutely essential for achieving  success evidenced in our students' post-school destinations. 

Richard Usher

Executive Principal​

Last reviewed 21 April 2021
Last updated 21 April 2021