Students can apply for enrolment at Mackay State High School (MSHS) under the following categories:
Local catchment area
Student's principle residence is within the defined local catchment area. Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at Mackay State High School, will need to demonstrate that the student's principle place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated is required to be provided.
See the MSHS Enrolment Management Plan for more information.
Excellence Academy acceptance
Acceptance into one of our selective entry academy's (Academic, Creative Arts, Football, Netball, Girls Rugby League, Rugby League). Please refer to the Excellence Programs page for more information on how to apply and details on each academy.
Students must provide their most recent school report that reflects continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort.
If applying for Academic Excellence students must provide Naplan report with enrolment paperwork.
Decision on enrolment
Selective Entry – The Principal is responsible for all decisions on selective entry enrolments and the decision on selection will be final.
Local Catchment Area – The Principal is responsible for all decisions on enrolments and may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria.