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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 to school by bus daily. The boarders come from the Torres Strait Islands, Cape York, Gulf of Carpentaria and Northern Territory communities.

The school also has another campus at the Wilderness Centre (in the Goldsborough Valley) used as an outdoor education facility.

The Djarragun College program shares the Cape York Partnership 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.

We aim to develop a holistic knowledge about each of our student’s academic ability and physical health and wellbeing to be able to fully support each of them onto a successful future life pathway.

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

Our promise to families