Brisbane State High School has a strong tradition of academic excellence. Entry to the school through the Academic Selective Entry category is limited and heavily oversubscribed each year.
Students are selected on the basis of an order of merit.
Please read the following documents before commencing the enrolment application:
The HAST Sample Question Booklet provides an opportunity for Year 6 students wishing to apply for the Academic Selective Entry test, to reflect on the types of skills required of the candidate but is not designed to teach candidates these skills. ACER has written this booklet to assist students become familiar with the style and content of the questions at the HAST Junior Secondary level.
Information sourced from https://www.acer.org
Students applying for Year 7 under this category of enrolment are required to sit the Academic Selective Entry test. This test is used to spread and rank high-performing young students. Test results are the primary selection criterion for entry. In addition to the test results, students are required to demonstrate continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort to remain eligible for Academic Selective Entry enrolment.
A non-refundable and non-transferable Processing Fee of $420.00 applies for all Selective Entry Applications.
Students undertaking the test are required to provide a completed Photo Identification Form (PDF, 373 KB), upon registration at the test venue.
Tests can only be undertaken on the dates listed on the Enrolment Timelines.
To gain ‘conditional entry’ into Brisbane State High School, applicants in Year 5 are required to:
For further information, please refer to the Year 7, 2021 Parent Information Flyer (PDF, 322 KB) and the Year 7, 2021 Parent Information Presentation (PDF, 3,916 KB).
Current Year 6 students applying for Year 7 enrolment under Academic Selective Entry category are required to:
Applicants for Years 8–12 must provide:
Send your completed prospective student enrolment application package to:
Enrolments Brisbane State High School Corner Cordelia and Glenelg Streets South Brisbane Qld 4101
Original documents included in the application can be returned by post if the application includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Brisbane State High School cannot accept any responsibility for documents sent by mail.
You are welcome to lodge the completed application packages to the school administration office located on the Merivale Street Campus, between 8.00am and 3.30pm.
For further information regarding Academic Selective Entry enrolment, please contact the Enrolments Office via firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 7 3291 4111.
Brisbane State High School is a public school that is committed to providing opportunity for students. For students who are out-of-catchment, this opportunity comes in the form of selected entry places. Currently, there is a $420 enrolment processing fee associated with these places.
We recognise that there are families who experience genuine hardship. In cases of sustained hardship, this fee may prevent consideration of a select entry place. We wish to consider all students who desire a place at Brisbane State High School under the category of Selective Entry - Academic and do not want this fee to be a barrier for those in genuine hardship.
As a result, the School Council has endorsed a limited number of Merit Entry Equity Bursaries for Selective Entry - Academic in 2019.
We invite families for whom this fee presents an insurmountable barrier to application, to submit interest in this bursary by the closing dates listed below:
Please forward the completed application form and the additional required enrolment materials to email@example.com.
Click here for details and the Merit Entry Equity Bursary 2019 application form.
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