Innisfail State College was opened in 2010. The college came into operation with the closure of Innisfail State High School, Innisfail Inclusive Education Centre and the Innisfail campus of the Tropical North Queensland TAFE. The school provides education and training for special school students (pre-prep to Year 12) at the Diverse Learning Centre, secondary schooling students (years 7-12) and TAFE training for adult students.
Facilities at the school include an administration building, library with staff centre, inclusive education centre, sports centre and performing arts building with a capacity of 300 seats. The performing arts complex is also the Innisfail community cyclone shelter. The campus also has refurbished TAFE buildings that have been extensively remodelled to provide modern and contemporary learning spaces.
The Science department offers dedicated Science learning spaces that are larger and more flexible, with the science laboratories being the first in Australia to be have been completed under the BER project. It also offers dedicated agriculture and aquaponics learning areas.
The Hospitality learning areas include fully equipped junior and senior kitchens and restaurant with fully equipped bar. The Peppertree Restaurant provides opportunities for students to undertake industry recognised training qualifications to better equip them for employment opportunities.
Industrial Design and Technology learning Areas include dedicated metal and woodworking workshops giving students opportunities to undertake practical lessons using industry approved equipment, including metal and wood lathes, welders and guillotines.
In 2017 the Health Trade Training Centre was constructed with the use of grant funding having been successfully applied for by the college. The centre offers students the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of health areas.
In 2019 we were again successful in obtaining a government grant to build our ISC Connect building. This building was completed in 2020 and is used for programs that allow students alternative education opportunities whilst remaining on campus.
In 2020 our parent and bus drop off / pick up zones were upgraded. This project was successful through obtaining a Transport and Main Roads grant in conjunction with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. In 2021, further works will be completed at the southern entrance of the school. All works have and will provide better and safer flow of traffic in and around the school.
To hire, or enquire about hiring school facilities please contact Alana Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school on (07) 4078 0222.
The Johnstone Tafe and Community Childcare Centre is also located on College Grounds. This is operated independently from the school and can be accessed via the school's southern carpark. For any enquiries related to the Childcare centre please call them directly on (07) 4061 7051.