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Enrolling at our school

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We have two types of enrolments at Benowa State High School they are:

  • In catchment enrolment and  

  • Out of catchment - merit entry (including excellence programs). 

Please take the time to read through the following information carefully if you are wishing to enrol a student at Benowa State High School.


Please note that all enrolment applications must be submitted to our Administration in person.


Step 1 – Check to see if you reside In Catchment

  • Check that you live within the Benowa State High School Catchment zone. Benowa State High School is managed by an enrolment management plan (EMP) which provides a set of guidelines from which students can be accepted for enrolment. To search for your allocated catchment please visit the Department of Education and Training EdMap

  • If you are in our catchment zone proceed to ‘Step 2 - In Catchment’ 

  • If you are out of our catchment zone proceed to ‘Step 2 - Out of Catchment”


In Catchment Enrolment

Parents who wish to enrol their student under this category will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. 

Step 2 - In Catchment

Step 3 – In Catchment

  • Bring all enrolment application paperwork in original format together with supporting documentation for review. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please ensure you follow the Enrolment Checklist and provide all of the supporting documents required along with the enrolment paperwork. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 4 – In Catchment

  • If your child is enrolling into years 8-12 you will be advised of the enrolment interview time once the paperwork has been submitted.


Out of catchment - Merit entry (including Excellence programs)

Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area must meet the criteria in one of the following areas:

  • Academic Merit

  • Cultural Merit

  • Sporting Merit

Step 2 – Out of Catchment

Step 3 – Out of Catchment

  • Return the Application for Excellence/Merit Enrolment form along with the required supporting documentation to the Administration office in person to be checked.

  • Pay the Out of Catchment Application Fee (non-refundable) - $100

  • Your student may be required to complete an academic exam, audition or sports trial depending on the type of merit entry they are applying for.

Step 4 – Out of Catchment

  • The Application for Excellence/Merit Enrolment will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as results are available.

  • If your application is successful will then be required to complete Steps 2-4 of the In Catchment process.



Contact us

Telephone: 07 5582 7333

Facsimile: 07 5582 7300

PO Box 5733, Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9726

Email: enrolments@benowashs.eq.edu.au

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Last reviewed 10 December 2019
Last updated 10 December 2019