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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:

  • 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.


Do you you reside within the Local catchment area?

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. 

Check that your principal place of residence is within our catchment area. To search for your allocated catchment please use the Department of Education's edMap 

Please note: The Department of Education regularly reviews catchment areas and these are subject to change. Please check prior to making an enrolment appointment so the correct information can be provided. 

Local catchment area enrolment

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

  • Collect the Benowa State High School 2021 Enrolment Application from our Administration Office (8.00am-3.30pm) or download from our website.
  • Complete the Enrolment Application using the Enrolment Checklist included as a guide.
  • Call the school on 07 5582 7333 to make an appointment to submit your 2021 Enrolment Application paperwork in original format together with supporting documentation for review. 

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.

  • 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

To apply for out of catchment enrolment please follow the following process

Please call the Administration office on 07 5582 7333 to ensure there are enrolment places available before completing the Excellence Program/Merit Entry Application


  • Collect the Application for Excellence Program/Merit Entry Application form from our Administration Office (8.00 am-3.30 pm).

  • Return the completed Application for Excellence Program/Merit Entry Application form form along with the required supporting documentation to the Administration office

  • Pay the Out-of-Catchment Application Fee (non-refundable) - $100. Payable by debit/credit card only.

  • 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.

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

  • If your application is successful, you are required to collect the BSHS Enrolment Application from our Administration Office (8.00 am-3.30 pm) or download from our website.

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 26 February 2021
Last updated 26 February 2021