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Welcome to Balaclava State School

Our school’s expansive grounds are situated in central Cairns with our school population reflecting the multi-cultural face of Cairns.

Balaclava State School provides a supportive school environment which ensures that every student reaches his or her potential in physical, social, emotional and moral development.

The school motto is “High expectations, high quality teaching and learning, highway to success”. We set high standards in developing self esteem and teaching students to be true to themselves.

Our school is unique compared to other schools in Cairns, so we invite you to visit us to see for yourself. With us, your child's future will be in safe hands.



  • Every day counts

    Every day counts

    18 Jan 2018

    Parents are reminded of the importance of sending children to school every day.

  • QSchools app

    QSchools app

    14 Jan 2018

    Download the QSchools app to receive the latest news, events and newsletters from our school.

  • School watch

    School watch

    15 Dec 2017

    Keep our school safe.