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We recognise the traditional owners of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands and pay our respects to our elders, past and present.

Djarragun College is a co-educational non‐denominational day and boarding school for Years P to 12. The College opened in 2001 and occupies a beautiful, spacious campus in Gordonvale 20 kilometres south of Cairns.

As a distinctive far North Queensland school, the college is made up almost exclusively of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student body, of whom approximately 20% are boarders.  The majority of the student body comes from Yarrabah, Gordonvale and the greater Cairns area.  These students are transported by bus to school daily. The boarders come from the Torres Strait Islands, Cape York, other parts of Queensland and interstate.

The school also has another campus at the Wilderness Centre (in the Goldsborough Valley) used as an outdoor education facility.  The College has long been recognised as a centre of excellence in the area of indigenous education and strives to provide excellence in education in a caring and supportive environment.

The Djarragun College program shares the Cape York Institute vision for children to achieve their full potential, talent and creativity and have the confidence and capacity for hard work so they can orbit between two worlds and enjoy the best of both.

The staff at Djarragun firmly believe that every child deserves success.