Enrolment Management Plan


​Student enrolment capacity of the school

Woree State High School has a maximum student enrolment capacity of 1098 students.

The SchoolTech program (located at TAFE Queensland North-Cairns Campus) currently has the capacity to enrol 192 students.

Each year our school and the SchoolTech program continue to attract strong student enrolments. This is largely due to the excellent programs presently offered at both campuses and our strong disciplined learning environment.

On the 4 July 2014 the school was approved to manage its future enrolment intake using an Enrolment Management Plan.

The essence the plan distinguishes between students in the local catchment area to those outside this catchment.

Students within the local catchment area

A school’s local catchment area is the geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students.

A catchment map defines the catchment area for Woree State High School. A copy of this map can be viewed online at:

Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school’s catchment area, is eligible for enrolment at the school. The school Principal will also reserve places for students who move into the catchment area throughout the school year.

Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:

  • One primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement, and
  • One secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name

Other students who are entitled to enrol as if in-catchment

The following groups of students will be entitled to enrol, even though they may reside outside the school's catchment area:

  • Children and young people who are subject to child protection orders that grant guardianship or custody to the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Child Safety Services)
  • Siblings of current students at the school (excluding siblings of Program of Excellence students). Where a school has both a primary and secondary campus, siblings are only entitled to enrol in the same campus as the currently enrolled student
  • Students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by the school
  • Students who live outside the catchment area and are verified with a disability can enrol in the school to attend the specialised disability program if it is the closest program to their home and meets their individualised needs
  • Students who have been excluded from another school, dependent upon the conditions related to the exclusion, subject to agreement of the Regional Director.

Out-of-catchment application

Applications from any other person, not meeting the criteria outlined above, is an out-of-catchment application. Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area is restricted to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the Student Enrolment Capacity. This school can only enrol out-of-catchment students:

  1. if there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who move into the catchment during the year; and
  2. after taking into account the school's projected future enrolment growth.

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at this school are placed on a waiting list and assessed in order of receipt. ​

Last reviewed 11 December 2019
Last updated 11 December 2019