School Enrolment Management Plan
Cairns West State 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, Cairns West State 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 out-of-catchment students to ensure in-catchment students can enrol at their local state school without requiring additional facilities.
Student enrolment capacity
Cairns West State School has a maximum student enrolment capacity of 800 students.
The number of students entering Prep in any given year must not exceed 125 students in 5 classrooms, unless there are more than 125 students enrolling from within the catchment area.
Local catchment area
A school's local catchment area is the defined geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students.
Cairns West State School operates under an equidistant catchment area.
The school's catchment map is available from
Enrolment policy and procedure
The enrolment policy includes further information about in-catchment and out-of-catchment enrolments, acceptance and assessment processes, as well as any associated fees and decisions on enrolments.
For further information regarding School Enrolment Management Plans, please refer to the
School Enrolment Management Plans Procedure or contact the school Principal.
The School Enrolment Management Plan for Cairns West State School was gazetted on 30 September 2022.
The School Enrolment Management Plan is internally reviewed each year, and if required, updated to reflect any changes to student enrolment capacity and/or Programs of Excellence.