P & C

Cairns High P & C

The Cairns State High School Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) was officially formed in 1979 however historical accounts and photographs of activities run by the ‘Parents Committee’ date back to as early as 1917. The P&C is the parents’ voice and the committee works closely with the school community and School Council on policy decisions and development.

Robert Wood, the Cairns High P&C Liaison Officer works full time at the school and manages and organises the P&C’s responsibilities. The Liaison Officer and members operate in conjunction with the Cairns State High School P&C Constitution which is approved annually by the Principal.
P&C responsibilities

  • Canteen management
  • Uniform shop
  • Hire of school facilities
  • Fundraising and social events

The P&C meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Library from 5.30pm. All parents are encouraged to become a member (Annual P&C Membership Application (PDF, 144KB)) and contribute to building a stronger school community for their child/children. Assisting with events and activities as well as voluntary financial contributions (PDF, 29KB) are very appreciated.
Recent contributions and achievements

  • K block kitchen upgrade
  • Air-conditioning in K block Home Ec kitchens
  • Shade sails and landscaped gardens near the Canteen
  • Drinking fountains in the Sports Complex and
  • Stage rises in Crosswell Hall  

Executive Committee and Sub-Committee office bearers




Niels Briët

Vice President

Elaine Sheeley


Karen Butterworth


Darren Thamm

Executive Officers

Ellen Weber


Fran Moore

Canteen Manager

Carolyn Shephard

P&C QLD Representative

Robert Wood

School Council Chair

Jim Brooks

School Council Parent Representative

Virginia Cullen

School Council Parent Representative

Michael Schuele

School Council Parent Representative

Peter Graham

Music Support Sub-Committee Chair

William Gane

Music Support Sub-Committee Vice Chair

Jan Andren

Music Support Sub-Committee Secretary

Nicky Neighbour

Music Support Sub-Committee Treasurer

Johanna Neville

Centenary Celebrations Chair

Laura Mazzolini

Centenary Celebrations Secretary

Bronwyn Thomas

Centenary Celebrations Treasurer

Niels Briët

P&C Liaison Officer

Robert Wood

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