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Enrolling at Forest Hill State School

Step 1 - Enrolment Enquiry

Contact us to enquire about enrolling at our school and to arrange an enrolment pack to be collected or posted to you.  At this time, we will also discuss our Enrolment Management Plan and how this impacts on your application for enrolment.

Step 2 - Read Materials Provided

To find out more about our school, please read the following documents.  You can find these documents on the Support and Resources​ page. 

  • Parent Handbook
  • Responsible Behaviour Plan
  • Health and Wellbeing Framework
  • Homework Policy

Step 3 - Arranging an Interview

Students who meet the enrolment management eligibility criteria are able to book an enrolment interview with the Principal.

Students who live outside the school catchment must complete and submit an enrolment application and wait for the Principal to determine whether the school is able to accept the enrolment.  Decisions regarding out-of-catchment enrolments are made by the Principal in accordance with the School Enrolment Management Plan.  When your enrolment is accepted, an interview time will be arranged with you.

Step 4 - The Interview

Please make sure you bring the following documents with you and your student to the interview.

  • The completed enrolment forms
  • Birth certificate for your child/ren
  • Previous school’s information and current report card

For in-catchment enrolments, you will also need to provide evidence of residential address including:

  • one Primary source (a current lease agreement, drivers' licence or unconditional sale agreement) AND
  • one Secondary source (a utility bill eg electricity, gas etc. or rates notice showing the same address and parent/legal guardian name) 

If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student’s principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residence, such as an additional utility bill (e.g. water) showing the same address.
The Principal may also request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student’s principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.

If all documentation is adequate, at the interview, the Principal will:

  • discuss the school Code of Responsible Behaviour Policy
  • explain the Internet, Chaplaincy and Media Release Forms
  • check enrolment details and student needs (medical, personal, learning)
  • take the family on a quick tour of the school, classrooms, library and playgrounds.

The date of your child’s first day at Forest Hill State School will be discussed and timetabled by the Principal.  This may be the next school day or when our school has been contacted by your child’s previous school or any other agencies involved in the care of the child.

It is expected that students will attend their first day at our school wearing the Forest Hill State School uniform.  A time to meet with the Uniform Shop coordinator will be arranged at the interview.

On your child’s first day, please come to the school office with your child, and a staff member will escort you to his/her classroom.  ​