Outside Catchment Enrolments


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Morayfield State High School recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area.​

Because of enrolment capacity and growth, Morayfield State High School may be unable to meet this obligation in the future, unless action is taken to manage enrolments. The Principal must restrict the enrolment of Outside Catchment students to ensure Inside Catchment students can enrol at their local state school, without requiring additional facilities.

Applications from any other person, not meeting the Inside Catchment criteria, is an Outside Catchment application. Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area is restricted to ensure that enrolments do not exceed the student enrolment capacity. This school can only enrol Outside Catchment students:

  • if there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who move into the catchment during the year

  • after taking into account the school's projected future enrolment growth.

Additional Documentation

In addition to the enrolment application, other documentation is required by the applicant to support the student's Outside Catchment enrolment application:

​​Additional Documentation

​Report Card

​The student's most recent report card from their previous school.

​Student's Birth Certificate

​The student's Birth Certificate is only required if your student is enrolling from an interstate, overseas, or has never been enrolled in a Queensland State School before.

Please note: students are enrolled under the name registered on their Birth Certificate, however, a preferred name can be listed on the enrolment paperwork under 'preferred name'. 

​Evidence of Residency/Citizenship

​To be provided if your student was not born in Australia. Evidence can include Citizenship Certificate​, VISA or Passport.

​Legal Orders

This includes Court Orders, Protection Orders and Authority to Care documents.

​​Verification Documents

​Medical documents supplied to support a student's medical diagnosis for entry into the Special Education Program. 

Please note: student's must have a current AIMS record to be eligible into this program. ​

In addition to the documentation listed above, students living with a relative/other person must provide the following:

  • ​Properly sworn statutory declaration from the student's parent/carer.

  • Properly sworn statutory declaration from the person(s) the student will be residing with.

The Principal may also request an interview(s) with all parties to discuss the living arrangement.

Applicants should note that a false statement/assertion about the student's place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.

Submitting Your Application

1.    Before You Apply

Please review the following documents carefully to ensure you have the required documentation available to support your student's enrolment application:

  • Enrolment Catchment Map​

  • Parent Handbook

  • Laptop Hire & BYOx Charter - laptop hire available for Year 7, 8 and 11 only

  • Subject Handbooks

  • Policies and Proce​dures

2. Completing an enrolment application

Complete the 2022 Enrolment Application forms for each student you wish to enrol – please ensure all forms have been completed, permissions selected and signed by the parent/carer​.

Complete the Application Checklist for each student you wish to enrol. ​Please ensure you follow the Application Checklist and provide all of the supporting documents required along with the enrolment paperwork. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted/processed.

3. Submitting your application

Enrolment applications are to be submitted via email or in person at Morayfield State High School's Administration Office.

Enrolment application packages must include copies of the relevant supporting documentation along with a completed Enrolment Application form. Where documentation is not supplied, the application will not progress until all documentation is supplied. 

Email | Scan and save all enrolment application paperwork together with the required supporting documentation as a PDF file. Screenshots of individual enrolment application pages will not be accepted.  


In Person | Deliver your completed enrolment application package to:
Morayfield State High School
Visentin Road, MORAYFIELD QLD 4506

4. Review and Enrolment Interview

As an Outside Catchment enrolment, your application will be reviewed by the Enrolment Panel, considering your reasons for your application, curren​t capacity in the year level and other eligibility criteria.

If the Outside Catchment enrolment is unable to be accepted, a letter of decline will be sent to advise you of the outcome.

If the Outside Catchment enrolment is in a position to be accepted, you will be invited to attend an enrolment interview to progress the application.

In this instance, if your student is enrolling from interstate or overseas, a pre-enrolment interview will be arranged with the year level Guidance Officer, prior to a final enrolment interview with the year level Deputy Principal.

If your student is enrolling from an overseas school, please contact Education Queensland International (EQI) to confirm enrolment eligibility at Morayfield State High School.



Phone: 1800 316 540 (within Australia)

Phone: +617 3513 5301 (outside Australia)​

Last reviewed 26 July 2023
Last updated 25 July 2022