Newly enrolled students


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

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Please view the Apps and Resource Lists page on the school website.

Year 7, 2023 resources

Year 7, 2023 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 

2. English/Humanities.  

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. 

To apply, please use the 2023 Aspire program application form (PDF, 603KB)​

Please note: Applications for the 2023 Aspire program closed on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

Year 7, 2023 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 are asked to register their child's interest in the 2023 Instrumental Music program via expression of interest no later than Thursday 15 September 2022.

Please click here to access further information regarding the sign-up process.

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.

Enrolment Transition Interview​

An interview with families joining our State High community in 2023 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.

Interview preparation

  • Both parents are encouraged to attend if possible
  • Student must be in attendance

Required documents

  • Original copy of student's birth certificate (to be sighted at the interview)
  • Semester 1, 2022, Year 6 school report
  • Medical Action Plan (if applicable)
  • Individual Learning Plan (if applicable)

Last reviewed 24 January 2023
Last updated 24 January 2023