Enrolling at our school


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Over many years, our school has built up a tradition of high standards in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.​

​Because of this, Corinda State High School has a very strong reputation and attracts students from the entire western corridor. The student population is above capacity and management of enrolment is seen as a way​​​​​​​ of maintaining the existing high quality service for all our students.

A school's local catchment area is the geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students. The school's catchment map defines the catchment area for Corinda State High School. Please read our Enrolment Management Plan for more details. Further information regarding the School EMP procedure is available from Department of Education's Policy and Procedure Register.


If you would like to learn more about our school; who we are, what we offer and what makes us unique, please request a Prospectus.

Selective entry

Students applying for Year 7 under selective entry are required to sit the Academic Entrance Examination or attend a Golden Opportunity Day. Information sessions are held each year in July for families of Year 5 students looking to apply. For example, a parent information session was held on 17 July 2023 for parents and carers interested in enrolment for 2025 Programs of Excellence. 

Selection for the Academic Programs of Excellence is based on entrance examination, Achievement Data and NAPLAN. 

Elective Programs of Excellence (Art, Culinary, and Music) selective entry is based on student’s ability to demonstrate passion and potential in their area of talent on a Golden Opportunity Day. In addition, demonstration of excellence in behaviour and effort to schooling is considered. 

Sporting Programs of Excellence (Tennis, Dance, and Football) selective entry is based on sporting demonstration through a Golden Opportunity Day.

The entrance examination for Academic programs is run through AllWell Academic Services and requires a fee of $65 to be paid at the school’s Payments Window prior to or on the day of the examination date. The test informs the school of student achievement in a variety of areas and assists in triangulation of data. In addition to the test results, students are required to demonstrate continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort to be offered a place in the program. 

For further information, including application timelines and examination dates, please visit our Excellence page.​

Submitting an enrolment application

If you would like to submit an application for enrolment, please complete and return the relevant enrolment applications linked below to school administration. ​Please note, only complete applications with all supporting documentation will be accepted.

​Please note, a non-refundable processing fe​e of $50 applies for all ​new out-of-catchment applications. 

If you have any questions, please email

Decision on enrolment

Selective Entry - The Executive Principal is responsible for all decisions on Selective Entry enrolments and their decision on selection will be final.

Local Catchment Area - The Executive Principal 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 Executive Principal 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 Executive Principal's preliminary view by making a submission to the Executive Principal, no later than seven (7) days after receiving the preliminary view letter.

If no submission is received, the Executive Principal'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.

​The Executive Principal is responsible for determining whether a student is entitled to be enrolled at the school on the basis of the requirements outlined under the Enrolment Management Plan and within the enrolment capacity of the school.

Email Accounts

Please be advised that some email accounts, such as GMail, Hotmail and some Government/Departments, flag Education Queensland emails as spam/junk. We strongly suggest you monitor your spam/junk mail boxes on a regular basis to ensure you receive all correspondence sent from our school. ​

Last reviewed 23 August 2023
Last updated 23 August 2023