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Enrolling at our school

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For 2021, Year 7 Enrolment Please Click Here

Please note: Year 7 2021 Local catchment enrolment applications will not be accepted until Term 3 2020


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

  • Local 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 within the Local catchment area

  • Check that you live within the Benowa State High School Local Catchment area. Benowa State High School operates under an equidistant catchment area. The school's catchment map is available from EdMap

  • If you are in our Local catchment area proceed to ‘Step 2 - Local catchment’ 

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


Local catchment area 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 - Local catchment

Step 3 – Local 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 – Local 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

  • Collect the Application for Excellence/Merit Enrolment form from our Administration Office.

  • Complete the Application form in full.

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 17 June 2020
Last updated 17 June 2020