Pimlico State High School

Pimlico State High School Overview

Pimlico State High School is located in Townsville, a medium sized city by the famous Australian Great Barrier Reef. The school has strong links with James Cook University and the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Class structures at Pimlico State High School allow for accelerated learning in the company of students of similar ability.
The school has a strong emphasis on academic excellence and is well known for its strong focus in the performing arts, particularly music.
Students are able to enjoy a relaxed and sub-tropical small community atmosphere with access to unique Australian natural attractions.

Year Established 1959
Number of Students 1417

3 reasons to choose Pimlico State High School

  • A commitment to academic achievement and the Performing Arts
  • A long commitment to internationalism through a multicultural student population
  • Close-knit, friendly and safe environment for international students


  • Instrumental music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and television


  • Participation in school music groups
  • Student council
  • Drama club
  • Leadership camp
  • Annual school trip
  • Senior formal
  • Annual concert ‘Pimlico Presents’
  • Debating
  • Opportunities for creative expression through music and dance
  • Inter-school sports
  • Excursions
  • Field trips and subject area camps
  • Young Achievers Australia


  • French
  • German


  • Performing arts centre
  • Multi-purpose shelter
  • Resource centre
  • Networked computer laboratories
  • Sporting fields
  • Attractive landscaped grounds
  • Athletics training facilities
  • Gymnasium

Tertiary Pathways

  • James Cook University – Engineering, Science and Mathematics
  • Griffith University Conservatorium of Music
  • TAFE – Links programs


  • Finalist – YAA Company of the Year
  • Outstanding results - Mathematics and Science competitions
  • Finalist – NQ Drama Festival
  • Finalist – Eisteddfod
  • State Finalist – RACQ Future Leaders
  • Spatial Institute of Australia


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