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2018 Year 7 Enrolment information including information on scholarship opportunities and excellence programs 

Application Process 


2018 Year 7 enrolment applications will be available from the Miami State High School administration office from 8:00 AM on Friday 10 March 2017. 
 
          
Students enrolling in year 7 for 2018 are invited to apply for Selective Entry into one or more of Miami High’s Excellence Programs. Thirty scholarships will be offered to students who receive places in the Excellence Programs and interested students do not need to apply separately.
 
Applications into our Excellence Programs are open to all students. Interested students will need to attend a written exam for Stellar Academic Excellence, auditions for Cultural programs and trials for Sport’s Excellence.
 
ALL students wishing to enrol at Miami SHS must submit:
 
·        Application for Student enrolment (A4 white)
·        2018 Student Enrolment Application booklet
·        Last two report cards
·        Birth certificate
·        Proof of catchment
 
Excellence Program Application Process
 
In addition to the above submissions, students interested in applying for positions in one or more Excellence Program must ensure the following support documents are received at the Miami High Administration Office prior to the examination, audition or trial day.
 
·     Application for Excellence Program Year 7 2018 (A4 Yellow)
·     A maximum one page outlining why you believe you should receive a place in the excellence program of your choice
·        Other evidence of achievement
 
Please note:
~        Individual copies for each Excellence Program applied for must be submitted - a separate pack for each application.
~        Photocopying facilities are not available at the school office.
~        Please do not supply original documents as they cannot be returned.
 
 
Expression of Interest to participate in Excellence Program Exam, Trials or Auditions
All candidates must complete an online Expression of Interest by midnight on the following dates:
20/03/2017      Stellar Academic Excellence Program Expressions of Interest
12/05/2017      Cultural and Sporting Excellence Program Expressions of Interest
 
Candidates who do not complete an online Expression of Interest will not be eligible to participate in our Selective Entry process.
 
The survey can be found at:
  
Confirmation of submission of an Expression of Interest and further details regarding exams, trials and auditions will be distributed the day after EOIs close. 
 
If you experience any difficulties, need to update the information or have any further enquiries, please contact Voula Mihailidis, Miami SHS Enrolment’s Officer at vmiha4@eq.edu.au or 5554 0333.

Year 7 excellence program & scholarship enrolment information 

 
All applications submitted must contain a copy of the last two academic reports received. 
 
Stellar Academic Excellence exams for students will take place on Saturday 25 March between 9:00am – 11:00 AM. Applications for this program must be submitted by the 20 March 2017.  
 
Year 7 Stellar academic excellence entry exam for 2018
Date:               Saturday 25 March 2017
Time:               9:00am - 11:00am (Must be seated and ready to start the exam at 9:00am)
Details:​     Literacy and Numeracy written test
Location:  Level 1, Inspire Building, Miami State High School
Bring:       Pen, pencil, eraser, water bottle
 
        
Dance Excellence students will be invited to attend an audition which will be held on Tuesday 30 May, 2017 between 8:30am – 3:30pm. Students are also required to provide documentary evidence of certificates, examination transcripts, contributions to school programs/events and/or broader community involvement. Once Expressions of Interested have been submitted by 12 May, students will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable audition time. 
 
Year 7 Dance Excellence Auditions for 2018
Date:               Tuesday 30 May, 2017
Time:               Students will be notified of their audition time prior to the day
Details:            1-2 minutes demonstrating extent of technical ability
Location:          Meet in the Dance Studio, Miami State High School
Bring:              Appropriate attire for the art form i.e. costume
 
 
      

Instrumental Music Excellence auditions will be held in the week of 22 May, 2017 at various local schools. Once Expressions of Interested have been submitted by 12 May, students will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable audition time. 

 

Year 7 Instrumental Music Program Auditions for 2018
Date:              Commencing 22 May, 2017
Time:              Auditions will be scheduled during this week and students notified in  advance of their audition time
Details:           Prepare 2 contrasting pieces of music if wishing to apply for Scholarship
Location:         Generally at the student's primary school
Bring:             Music piece and instrument

 
       
 
Physical Education Excellence trials will be held on Tuesday 23 May between 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Expressions of Interest for this program must be submitted by 
12 May 2017.
 
Year 7 Physical Education Excellence Program Trials for 2018
Date:               Tuesday 23 May, 2017
Time:               3:30pm - 5:30pm
Details:            Participants will undergo fitness, speed and agility tests
Location:          Meet under the Inspire Building at 3:30pm
Bring:              Appropriate clothing, sport's shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle
 

 

        

Touch Excellence try outs will be held on Wednesday 31 May between 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Expressions of Interest for this program must be submitted by the 12 May 2017.
 
Year 7 Touch Football Excellence Program Trials for 2018
Date:               Wednesday 31 May, 2017
Time:               3:30pm - 5:30pm
Details:            Participants will undergo fitness test, ball skill activities and game trials
Location:          Meet under the Inspire Building at 3:30pm
Bring:              Appropriate clothing and shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle
 
     
 
Tennis Excellence in conjunction with Tennis Central, students are required to attend a player’s test in the fortnight commencing 22 May, 2017. Students will also be required to undertake an interview. Expressions of Interest for this program must be submitted by the 12 May 2017.  There is a fee for service cost for this program. 
 
Year 7 Tennis Program Trials for 2018
Date:               Commencing Monday 22 May, 2017
Time:               3:30pm - 4:30pm
Details:            Participants will undergo a range of tennis skill drills and match play
Location:          Meet at the tennis courts at the southern end of the school oval
Bring:              Appropriate clothing, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, racquet

 
      


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