Principal’s welcome


Welcome to Tropical North Learning Academy- Smithfield State High School.

Smithfield State High School provides a positive and welcoming environment where students and their learning and wellbeing are our priorities. Our teachers are committed to providing the best academic outcomes, and we have strong networks and clear pathways to support student engagement and achievement. Teachers, administrators and support staff empower students to take responsibility for their own learning and challenge them to achieve their best possible results.

At Smithfield State High School we take a holistic approach to developing young people's learning. Our Junior, Middle and Senior school curriculum is progressive, inclusive, innovative and caring, while still incorporating the core elements of education that have traditionally been essential for success. The school has an outstanding history of our students achieving some great academic results and authentic connections to future pathways while also demonstrating their ability and readiness to make a valuable contribution to the wider community.  At Smithfield State High School we also have high expectations of students which are communicated through policies, procedures and routines. We work to provide students with many extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and celebrate and reward success.

In our website you will find all the information you need, whether it is for enrolment, to contact one of our staff or to know more about our specialist Academies.

Smithfield State High School has received many accolades for its recent success. We operate as an Independent Public School and through the Tropical North Learning Academy work closely with our feeder Primary Schools, in particular Trinity Beach State School, and with James Cook University.

We are also proud to offer an International Student Program as a member of the Queensland Schools International network.

We are confident that the intended and unintended curriculum at our school will ensure our students are successful in the years following their time at the school. We believe that among our students there are many with the capacity to redefine the future and be world changers.  By the time our students complete their education at Smithfield State High School, they emerge as well rounded young people who are ready to take on the challenges of the future.

Smithfield State High School is committed to providing our students with the very best education. It is an exciting place to work with highly dedicated and professional staff, talented and enthusiastic students and a passionate and supportive community. As the Principal I continue to be inspired by the commitment and support of our community and the dedication of our staff as we continue to work together to provide a world class 21st century education for the young people in our community.


Being part of this passionate school community means that you are surrounded by possibility and superior opportunity every day. Discover the advantages of Smithfield State High School and learn what it’s like to be part of this unique high achieving community.


We look forward to your child joining our school and watching them grow and learn.


Frank Brunetto


Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019