Brisbane State High School welcomes new students and their families to our community.
This page includes important information for new students starting at our school.
Apps and resource lists
Please view the Apps and Resource Lists page on the school website.
Year 7, 2021 resources
Information provided during the Year 7, 2021, Curriculum & Extra-Curricular Showcase held on Tuesday 15 September 2020 and relevant documentation is available below:
Access the Junior Course Guide (PDF 2.9MB) when making subject preferences.
Submit your child's subject selection by 4:00pm on Friday 9 October via the survey emailed to parents and guardians of students commencing Year 7 in 2021.
Year 7, 2021 Aspire program
At Brisbane State High School, we offer a two year selective entry Enrichment Program called 'Aspire'. The Aspire program comprises of two strands of study for Year 7 and 8:
1. Maths/Science; and
The courses offered explore topics in greater breadth and depth than normally required and thus enable learners to develop an appreciation of the wider context of the subject area. All students, regardless of enrolment category (Local Catchment, Academic Selective Entry, Sporting Selective Entry or Cultural Selective Entry – Visual Art or Music), must apply to be considered for this program.
Information about how to apply for the Aspire program in 2021 has been emailed to parents and guardians of students commencing Year 7 in 2021.
Applications must be submitted via Showbie by 3:00pm on Friday 9 October 2020.
Year 7, 2021 Instrumental Music program
Brisbane State High School is proud to offer a comprehensive Instrumental Music program. The school runs a variety of ensembles that cater for all band and orchestral instruments with specialist tuition available on all orchestral instruments.
Parents and guardians of students commencing Year 7 in 2021 have been sent information via email.
To express your interest in the Instrumental Music program in 2021, please complete the 2021 Instrumental Music Program - Expression of Interest survey.
The survey must be completed by 3:00pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020.
Year 6 conditional enrolment – Aspiring Minds program
'Conditional enrolment' requires students to commit to and participate in the Aspiring Minds program during Year 6.
The Aspiring Minds program engages students in:
- higher-order, creative and lateral thinking skills and processes
- problem-solving and decision-making
- complexity of challenge
appropriate degrees of independence and learning to work interdependently.
Students completing the Aspiring Minds Program must maintain a high level of participation and achievement to maintain their 'conditional enrolment' status.
During Year 6, students who have been offered conditional enrolment will be asked to provide evidence of their primary school levels of achievement.
Year 6, semester 1 reports confirming sustained high standards of commitment, behaviour and academic performance are necessary before the enrolment becomes unconditional.
View the Aspiring Minds page on the school website for further information on the Aspiring Minds program.
Aspiring Minds 2020
The 2020 Aspiring Minds Parent Information Session presentation is available via the Aspiring Minds page on the school website.
Please note that there are no further enrolments into the Aspiring Minds program for 2020.
Enrolment transition interview
An interview with families joining our State High community in 2021 is required for all students. The interview will be held with a member of our leadership team to discuss the students' learning and ensure a smooth transition to State High.
Further information on how to book for the Enrolment Transition interview will be communicated to each family via email.
Please note: no parking is available at Brisbane State High School. Please see our local parking information.
Both parents are encouraged to attend if possible
Student must be in attendance.
Original copy of student's birth certificate (to be sighted at the interview)
Semester 1, 2020, Year 6 school report
- Medical Action Plan (if applicable)
- Individual Learning Plan (if applicable)