In a addition to the AFL Cape York Boys House at Buchan St in Portsmith. The AFL Cape York Girls House will be located in Redlynch will be modern purpose-built facility catering for up to 48 female students in Years 7-12 from Cape York, Gulf and Torres Strait.
AFL Cape York Girls House works on a 3 pillar approach to education as – Careers Transition & Welfare. Students attend partner schools and colleges in Cairns and have the opportunity to be involved in many out-of-school experiences, including sports, cultural pursuits and work or training.
A high level of pastoral care is integral to the operation of AFL Cape York House. Academic tutoring and personal mentoring is provided to boarders, as well as a high quality student leadership program incorporating volunteer work for community organisations.
Holistic personal development as well as academic success is a key aim of AFL Cape York House, with the intent of producing young people who will stand tall in their home communities as well as the broader community.