Enrolment Management Plan
Ferny Grove State High School began operating under an Enrolment Management Plan (EMP) at the beginning of 2016. This became a necessity due to our increasing size and the number of students we continue to attract from outside our catchment area. The EMP will ensure that in future years we are able to guarantee enrolment for any student who lives within our catchment area. Students who reside outside our catchment area will no longer be guaranteed automatic enrolment.
Further details of the Department's Enrolment Management Plan are available on the
Education Queensland website.
For further information on the Enrolment Management Plan, download our
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 363 KB). Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss your student's enrolment further.
Parents wishing to enrol a student at Ferny Grove State High School will need to complete an Expression of Interest Form for 2022
both in-catchment and out-of-catchment student enrolment. EOIs will need to be accompanied by supporting documentation as shown below and emailed to our
Proof of residency (in-catchment applicants only):
One primary source: a current lease agreement, current driver's licence or unconditional sale agreement; and
One secondary source: a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), or rates notice showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name.
Proof of identity:
Birth Certificate (if your child was born in Australia
Australian Citizenship Certificate with date of arrival in Australia (if your child was NOT BORN in Australia and DOES have Australian Citizenship
Passport, Visa and Date of Arrival stamp (if your child was NOT BORN in Australia and DOES NOT have Australian Citizenship
Latest School Report
NAPLAN Report (if applicable).
Other Supporting Documentation: If applying for enrolment in one of our Excellence programs, parents may wish to attach references/testimonials, etc., from relevant teachers.
All applicants will receive a letter within about three weeks indicating that their application has been either:
Parents who receive a letter of acceptance will be given an enrolment pack containing all relevant documents to be completed.
A time will then be arranged for an enrolment interview (the above documents will be required). The interview will take place between the parent/s, the child and a member of the school executive or leadership team. It will take approximately 30 minutes and aims to share information so that the school can better cater for the needs of each individual student.
Please note that applications will only be accepted in the year immediately prior to the year of enrolment.
Entry into our Signature Programs
FAST: Following acceptance of enrolment, a physical screening and interview will be held in Term 4 of the preceding year of entry.
German Immersion: After the initial enrolment interview, a subsequent interview will be arranged with Languages Faculty staff.
LEAF Program: Following acceptance of enrolment, an entrance examination will be held in May or June of the preceding year of entry.
Instrumental and Choral Music. Following acceptance of enrolment an audition will be arranged towards the end of the preceding year of entry.
Accelerated Maths & Science (AMS): Commencing Year 7, 2021 Ferny Grove SHS will provide an opportunity for gifted Mathematics and Science students to be accelerated in their studies.
An orientation program is held in Term 4 each year for students who are enrolled at the school for the following year. During orientation, students will meet in the auditorium and undertake a program of familiarisation into secondary school life by experiencing some mini-classes and meeting with student leaders.
First day at school
Students who commence school during the school year (other than on the first day of the school year) should report to the administration office. These students will be met by their year level coordinators, who will help them to understand their timetables and ensure that they are ‘buddied’ with other students who will assist in their welcome and transition to their new school. Students are also able to access a wide range of support services throughout their school years from our highly qualified
Our Defence School Mentor
Is here to support and assist students of defence force families as they integrate into a new school community. For further information please go to the
DSM page of our website.
Our school Enrolment Handbook gives further details of enrolment, curriculum, school uniform requirements, and school policies.
Student Resource Scheme
The student resource scheme has been implemented in this school to ensure that all students have the necessary resources to support their educational requirements. It is also intended as a convenience to parents/caregivers to provide a more economical option to purchasing new textbooks and resources each year. To find out more, see our Student resource scheme page.