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Our school

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Yorkeys Knob State School is situated on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Cairns and provides for the families of Yorkeys Knob and surrounding areas all along the Northern Beaches. Yorkeys Knob State School is nestled in a lush, tropical setting which is bordered by our own nature reserve that backs on to the golden sands of Yorkeys Knob beach. The spacious, beautiful grounds are the perfect setting for a caring and focussed learning environment that enables all students to achieve their full potential.

Our school caters for primary students from Prep to Year 6. It boasts bright, attractive learning spaces, spacious playing fields, and several covered multi-purpose areas.  

Our enrolment numbers are quite small compared to other schools in the Cairns area. This gives us the ability to have a more personal approach and allows our students to have the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.

The school curriculum is built around establishing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy using the teaching method of Explicit Instruction. We prioritise the teaching of reading in Prep, and Maths and English from Prep to Year 6. 

Our school also has a focus on supporting the creative side in our students and specialist subjects include an emphasis on The Arts, (Dance and Drama, Visual Art and Music) and Technologies (Coding, Robotics and Media).

Students exhibiting potential in The Arts are catered for through our Instrumental Music program which includes instruments in the brass, woodwind and strings families. Extension programs are also offered to students excelling in Dance and Drama and Visual Art.

Our motto “Challenge Yourself” encourages students to achieve at their very best in everything they do despite the challenges that life brings.  We focus on supporting students to develop the critical attributes of creativity, resilience and independence.

We have high expectations for academic outcomes and ensure that students are provided with the best possible learning environment where they can achieve their full potential.

The school is dedicated to supporting students to become creativitive, resilient and independent people. We challenge ourselves every day to continually improve and be the best we can be.

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Last reviewed 24 February 2020
Last updated 24 February 2020