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Welcome to Parramatta State School
Parramatta State School, located centrally in Cairns, strives for success for all students in a welcoming and accepting environment. We set  high expectations for student learning achievement for all and encourage diversity in teaching practices and pedagogies. We are a school of many and diverse cultures, including indigenous cultural groups.  
Our Prep to Year 6 curriculum is taught  using the Australian Curriculum, including the General Capabilities, catering for Student Diversity, inclusive practices and embedding the Cross Curriculum Priorities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.  
The Cairns Early Childhood Development Program is located within grounds of Parramatta State School.  The staff support referred prior to school age children throughout Cairns who have a diagnosed or suspected disability and significant educational needs.
Parramatta State School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school, with the principles of Respect, Safety and Learning.  
Our school is active in the school community with participation in ANZAC Day, NAIDOC Week, local sporting activities, environmental camps and excursions, a Fancy Dress Ball, Student Council, choir and traditional Indigenous Dances Troupes. 
Our school is supported by our families and our Parents and Citizen's (P&C) Association, which provides advice and supports the resourcing of the school.
An Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program also runs morning and afternoons at Parramatta State School. Before school care 6.30 am — 8.45 am, after school care 2.30 pm — 6.00 pm. Please contact the OSHC for further information
For schools using the Parramatta State School Curric tool, the current version is available at EdStudio S662165284.

This map shows the location of our school.