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Lodging an enrolment application

​​The capacity to enrol students at Cairns State High School is governed by the available school facilities and amount of physical space available on the site. Students in our catchment are entitled to enrol at the school and places must be held should families move into catchment. Students outside the catchment have limited access to positions at the school. There is a waiting list and students can be placed on this list and should there be sufficient capacity to bring in additional students, students are offered a place based on the order of their application to the school.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme entry information will be available in Term 3. Students wishing to apply for this program must be:
·      Currently in Year 10, at A and B standards for all subjects, one of which must be Italian, Chinese or Japanese, which have been undertaken continuously since Year 8 at least.
Students must be able to provide evidence of high commitment to study, organisation and willingness to complete academic requirement in addition to their subjects (IBDP Core: CAS, T.O.K and the Extended Essay). Academic testing forms part of the entry requirements.
For further information regarding the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme entry process, please contact the Enrolment Officers.

Year 7 2020 - Round 1


  • Closed
  • All letters (incl. unsuccessful) emailed to parents Thursday 6/6/19
    (Please check your ‘junk’ mail before contacting Enrolments Department if letter not received)
  • Acceptance of placement by submission of enrolment documents to the main office (not via email) by Friday 21/6/19
  • Further info incl. school policy, interview process & subject selection will be emailed in due time


Year 7 2020 - Round 2

  • Open for Football (Soccer) only
  • Submission of EOI, required documents and $100 fee cutoff date is Monday 22nd July 2019 3.00pm
  • Trial information will be emailed to families after receipt of payment
  • Trial outcome will be advised to parents via email upon completion of processing of audition results
  • To accept placement, parents submit enrolment package to main office

Years 8-12 2020

  • Expression of Interest Years 8-12 2020, and information regarding entry pathways, will become available via the CSHS website mid Term 3


Years 7-12 2019

Only students residing within catchment are eligible to attend CSHS. Submission of EOI Year 7-12 2019 (& req. docs) is required.  

Students who live outside the catchment and submit an EOI will be processed and placed on a waitlist for the entirety of 2019.  

Should positions become available to outside catchment students the parent will be contacted.  

In the meantime, the student should apply for enrolment (or remain) at their local catchment school.

Required forms:

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.
  • We are not able to progress incomplete applications to enrolment.
  • Cairns State High School cannot certify or copy documentation.
  • Submitted documents are not returned.​​ Please do not submit originals.
Kelly Midgley and Leanne Buls l Enrolment Officers l T 4050 3054/3082 l E​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​