Cairns Catholic Education is partnering with James Cook University to open its 30th school in the Diocese on the grounds of the university at Smithfield.
To be called Newman Catholic College, it is proposed to open in 2022 with Year 7. The co-educational Catholic secondary college will progressively add a year level until Year 12 is reached in 2027.
The college will serve the growing northern beaches communities, north to Port Douglas and Mossman. It will also help address the growing waiting list for access to existing Cairns Catholic colleges.
Newman Catholic College has gained the required government accreditation. Subject to capital funding approval later this year, construction will take place in 2021 for a 2022 opening.
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