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​How to enrol at The Arundel State School

There are two steps to the enrolment process:

Step 1 - Submit the Enrolment Application and Permissions Booklet.

Step 2 - Participate in the Enrolment Interview.

Step 1 The Enrolment Application

Check the Enrolment Management Plan website to ensure your residential address is within the catchment area. The school will cross check to verify that your listed residential address is within the enrolment boundary. 

If you are within the catchment area, complete the Enrolment Form (PDF, 515 KB). Please complete a separate Enrolment Application for each child enrolling. If submitting via email, don’t worry about signatures. We will complete this task at the interview.

If you reside outside the catchment area you may complete an Out of Catchment Expression Of Interest (PDF, 13 KB). An Enrolment Management Plan is in place and these applications will be considered in order of date of receipt. The processing of the Expressions of Interest will be done as soon as possible in consideration of available places in existing classes and of the Enrolment Management Plan.

Please address and submit all Applications for Enrolment and Out-of-Catchment Expressions of Interest to:

The Principal

Email: or

Post:  The Principal – The Arundel State School

185 Napper Road

Arundel Qld 4214

Your application will be considered as quickly as possible.

The Principal will contact you soon after receipt of the application. If a decision is made to accept your enrolment, you will be invited to attend an enrolment interview.

Step 2 The Enrolment Interview 

Part A

The office staff will introduce parents to a range of school information, including uniforms, books, communication (see school handbook and permissions booklet (PDF, 220 KB).

Part B

The Principal or Deputy Principal/s will meet with parents to discuss each child’s learning needs.

Prior to the enrolment interview, parents will be asked to complete the official Enrolment Form and the Student Enrolment Profile. To ensure that the enrolment interview is productive there are some things you will need to bring with you.  Without the documents listed below the enrolment cannot be processed.

Please bring the following items with you to the enrolment interview:

  • Documentation proving each child's date of birth eg: original birth certificate or passport.
  • Proof of residency eg: rates notice, electricity bill, proof of purchase or lease agreement and a verification letter signed by a real estate agent.
  • A current passport and visa is required for any child born overseas.
  • The child’s most recent student report card and any other documentation providing information regarding your child’s learning progress to date.

The Arundel State School Student Enrolment Profile (PDF, 98 KB) provides your child's teacher with valuable information that will assist in your child's transition into their new school.

View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year. ​​​​​