Enrolment process for 2023
Parents or legal guardians wishing to enrol their student during the 2023 school year in any year level can download an Enrolment Application Form.
Your completed Enrolment Application, together with all supporting documentation, must be submitted at our front office. Please book an enrolment lodgement appointment at - http://www.schoolinterviews.com.au
Enter Event Code: p544r and follow the prompts.
All enquiries for enrolments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications, or applications that are not accompanied by all necessary documentation cannot be accepted.
- Enrolment applications for the current school year – 2023 – please book an appointment at your convenience
- Enrolment applications for 2024 - Year 7 only – lodgement appointments open Term 3
- Enrolment applications for 2024 - Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 – lodgement appointments open Term 4
Once submitted, your completed Enrolment Application and all supporting documentation will be forwarded to our Enrolment Committee. Most applications will receive a written response regarding the outcome within 5 to 10 working days. If the enrolment committee require additional information, you will be contacted and this process can extend this timeline.
To assist you in preparing the necessary supporting documentation to include with your application, please read the following information.
COMPULSORY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
All enrolment application forms must be accompanied by compulsory documentation to support the application. Documents must be provided for each applicant, to confirm the child is eligible to attend a State School without paying full fees (as would be the case for fee-paying overseas students).These documents include:
Compulsory Parent Identification documentationPassport, Birth Certificate, Drivers License or Queensland Electoral Commission (www.aec.gov.au) enrolment confirmation for each enrolling parent. Compulsory Legal Guardian documentationa) Current court orders or other legal document appointing the enrolling adult/s as the legal guardian/s.b) Passport, Birth Certificate, Drivers License or Queensland Electoral Commission enrolment confirmation for each enrolling legal guardian. Compulsory Student documentationa) Birth Certificate (with official translation, if necessary) or current Passport. b) Report Cards – most recent three (3) semesters School Report Cards. c) NAPLAN – most recent NAPLAN report – if applicable. If you have misplaced the student's Academic reports or NAPLAN report, please contact the school that issued it, these reports can usually be reissued to you. Due to privacy laws, CDSHS staff are unable to contact other schools on your behalf. Compulsory Principal Place of Residence documentationCDSHS has a strong commitment to students from the local area. The documentation parents or legal guardians are required to provide will depend on whether your student meets the in-catchment enrolment criteria or the out-of-catchment area criteria. In-Catchment Enrolment ApplicationsTo be eligible for enrolment under the in-catchment area criteria, parents or legal guardians need to fully demonstrate the student's principal place of residence is genuinely within the defined local catchment map area. Various documentation to support an in-catchment application is required with each enrolment application. The Enrolment Committee may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria.To be eligible for enrolment under the In-catchment area criteria, parents or legal guardians need to provide each of the following documents:
- Compulsory Parent or Legal Guardian identification documentation;
- Compulsory Student identification and reporting documentation;
- Compulsory Principal Place of Residence documentation;
- Optional - Student Achievement documentation.
Out-of-Catchment Enrolment Applications. To be eligible for enrolment under the out-of-catchment area criteria, parents or legal guardians need to provide:
- A current lease agreement with RTA Bond Receipt or
- Unconditional sale agreement or
- A rates notice showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name(If applicable) plus
- A utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas, telephone, internet )
- One personal information document – drivers licence, passport, birth certificate or electoral roll enrolment www.aec.gov.au
Optional - Student achievement documentation
Additional documentation may be provided to support a student's selective entry based on academic, sporting or creative arts merit. The enrolment committee will consider any additional information provided with an enrolment application.
DECISION ON ENROLMENT
The Enrolment Committee is responsible for all decisions on out-of-catchment enrolments and their decision on selection will be final. There is no internal review of the Enrolment Committee's decision.
The Enrolment Committee is responsible for all decisions on enrolments and may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria.
Where the Enrolment Committee forms a preliminary view that an application will not satisfy the conditions of enrolment, applicants will be notified in writing. The applicant may respond to the Enrolment Committees preliminary view by making a written submission to the Executive Principal, no later than ten (10) days after the preliminary view letter was issued.
If no submission is received, the Enrolment Committee's preliminary view will be treated as the final decision and no further notice will be provided.
If a submission is received, the Executive Principal will consider the submission and make a final decision. A final decision notice will be provided to the applicant as soon as is practicable.
There is no review of the Executive Principal's decision.
Year 7 Application Process 2024
As of the 24th April 2023 all Year 7 enrolments for 2024 application packs will be available from the school front office. The application is required to be accompanied by the current Semester 1 academic report, with all compulsory supporting documentation submitted to our front office.
Please make an application lodgement appointment online at - http://www.schoolinterviews.com.au
Enter Event Code: q99ch and follow the prompts.
Incomplete applications, or applications that are not accompanied by all necessary documentation cannot be accepted or processed.
Students who reside outside our catchment area are welcome to submit an enrolment application. An out of catchment section is provided and is required to be completed for students who reside outside our catchment area.
Year 7 Key Dates are available via our website, school newsletter (subscribe via the link on the Home page of this website) or our Facebook page.
To assist you in preparing the necessary supporting documentation to include with your application, please read the information contained within the enrolment pack on the checklist pages.
Year 7, 2024 Enrolments – Important Dates
24th April -Enrolment packages available for collection from Cleveland District State High School Administration Office or Y6 students can collect from their Primary School Office (Feeder schools only)
3rd May - Year 6 into 7 Information Evening - Paul Bancroft Centre 7.00pm
16th May- Sports Development Program Trials 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Cleveland District SHS sporting facilities. Reserve your place by visiting www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code Code: mc2rx
20th May -EDUTEST – Academic Testing at 9am (Registrations Close
Friday 12 May) Smith Street Assembly Hall
Register for the Year 7 2024 Academic Excellence Program Exam via https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=47677Z79
28th July- Closing date for completed enrolment packages to be returned to Cleveland DSHS.
15th Sept - Parents and students notified via email of their enrolment application outcome.
Completed Enrolment Applications, together with all supporting documentation, must be submitted at our administration office by July 28th.
Please book an enrolment lodgement appointment at:
Enter Event Code: q99ch and follow the prompts.
Year 6 into 7 Academic Excellence Testing for 2024
Cleveland District State High School has a proud tradition of Preparing Students to Meet the Future. One of the ways we do this is to provide opportunities for students to excel in their chosen pathway. For students who are extremely motivated and achieve high academic results, we provide an Academic Excellence Program in Year 7 which leads into an Intensive Academic Pathway in Senior, with students selecting general ATAR subjects or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The aim of the Year 7 program is to provide these students with learning experiences which challenge their thinking and ensure they have engaging opportunities to bring out their academic best. Places in this program are limited and are awarded to the students who perform well in the entrance exams, combined with positive effort and behaviour comments on their report cards from their primary school. These exams are open to families both within and out of our catchment area.
This year, we will again use Edutest to administer and assess our entrance exams. Edutest is an Australian educational assessment organisation that provides quality assessments and services to over 100 independent and government schools around the country. Their team provides thorough diagnostic testing and reporting feedback to parents and students.
The test will take place on Saturday, 20 May at 9am. It will assess students against a range of skills in numeracy, literacy, reading comprehension and writing. Families who wish to apply for a place for their student in the Year 7 Academic Excellence program in 2024 are required to register their student for the entrance exam via the following link https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t47677Z79 and pay the $88 fee.
Registrations close Friday, 12 May. Once registered, we will be in touch with further details about the organisation of the day. If your student would like to prepare themselves for the test, please visit the Edutest website for practice tests.
This year, we are pleased to announce that we will award scholarships to the students whose results place them in the top five participants. The scholarships will cover the annual cost of the Student Resource Scheme for 2024.
Sport Development Trials for 2024
Please make sure you register your student online at -http://www.schoolinterviews.com.au
Enter Event Code: mc2rx and follow prompts