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At Cairns State High School we are committed to helping families make the best choice for their children. We encourage you to take a look at the various resources available on this website.


Application Process  

To apply to enrol at Cairns State High School, the parent/carer needs to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form which is then subject to the conditions of the Enrolment Management Plan (EMP) 

Expression of Interest Forms 

Expression of Interest (EOI) Forms are available at the respective information evenings, post event online or at the main office.​ For Year 7 2019 the EOI form was first available at the Information Evening on Wednesday 28 February and is now available below. Round 1 is closed, Round 2 is now open and EOI and supporting documentation is due by 17 August 2018.


Please note 

  • EOI forms and accompanying documentation will not be accepted via email. All paperwork must be submitted by post or in person. 
  • Parents/carers are asked to ensure that all documentation is completed or provided. Only originals or certified​ copies of documentation will be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Cairns State High School cannot certify or copy documentation.
  • Originals of documents will not be returned.​​

Programs of Excellence Audition Process

Students residing both In-Catchment and Out-Of-Catchment may apply for enrolment into one of the school's Programs of Excellence or Area of Specialisation. Auditions/Trials/Exams are only open to applicants who receive a letter of invitation. 

Program of Excellence applicants ARE charged a non-refundable $100 processing fee. Students are to indicate this on the Enrolment Expression of Interest form and provide any additional documentation as outlined on the form. Applicants who are successful in being offered an audition/trial/exam will receive a letter of invitation confirming date, time and location. For further information and specifics, below are some examples:


The Cairns State High School Prospectus below highlights many of the wonderful aspects​ of our school.​

Information Evenings

These evenings provide information to parents and students about the school, about subject selection and as well as the transition to the next stage of schooling for students. The evenings are open to students already enrolled at the school or who are thinking about enrolling at Cairns High.
Katherine Nesbit and Leanne Buls l Enrolment Officers l T 4050 3054/3082 l E​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​