Yarrabilba State Secondary College


​​School Enrolment Management Plan

Yarrabilba State Secondary College logo Yarrabilba State Secondary College 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, Yarrabilba State Secondary College 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

Yarrabilba State Secondary College has a maximum student enrolment capacity of 1,839 students.

The school's Programs of Excellence in Educational Excellence-Ecology and Sustainability, Sports Excellence- Fitness and Nutrition, Performing Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) are supported through the allocation of a defined number of places. Places in the Programs of Excellence will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments once the demand for in-catchment enrolment has been met and sufficient Student Enrolment Capacity has been reserved for future in-catchment growth. Currently Yarrabilba State Secondary College has the capacity to enrol:

  • 75 in the Program of Educational Excellence – Ecology and Sustainability
  • 150 in the Program of Sports Excellence - Fitness and Nutrition (High Performance Sport)
  • 150 in the Program of Educational Excellence - Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, Public Speaking)
  • 75 in the Program of Educational Excellence - STEAM

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.

Yarrabilba State Secondary College operates under an equidistant catchment area.

The school's catchment map is available from EdMap.

Out-of-catchment application

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at the school are placed on a waiting list, assessed in order of receipt and prioritised as follows:

  • For schools with a Program of Excellence
    • Subject to available student enrolment capacity, places will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments if they satisfy the school's criteria for placement in that particular Program of Excellence and the defined number of places has not yet been filled by enrolments from within the catchment. Sufficient student enrolment capacity must be reserved for future in-catchment growth. (Please note: The enrolment criteria for the Programs of Excellence are available from the school.)
  • All other out-of-catchment enrolment applications.

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.

Gazettal date

The School Enrolment Management Plan for Yarrabilba State Secondary College was gazetted on 2 December​ 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.

Last updated 15 December 2022