Year 8 from 2020

Applications for enrolment from parents of prospective Year 8 students require that the student must be enrolled in a government or non-government school in South Australia at the time the parents apply for enrolment through the Year 7-8 transition process (administered by the Department for Education).

The applicant must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for a Year 8 allocation through the Year 7-8 Transition Process:

  • the child is living in the Glenunga International High School zone
  • the child has received and accepted an offer for selective entry by the school to participate in their special interest IGNITE program
  • the child has a sibling currently enrolled at GIHS. This sibling right extends to Year 8 students starting in the year 2020 and had an older sibling enrolled at GIHS in 2018 or 2019
  • the child identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander through the Enter for Success program (by the end of Term 4)
  • the child has been granted enrolment due to special or extenuating circumstances, including but not limited to a child in care where there is a custody or guardianship order made under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

A school zone is a defined area from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Glenunga International High School operates a school zone within the area bounded by: Greenhill Road, the eastern boundary of the Hills Face Zone within Burnside Council, Mount Barker Road, South Eastern Freeway, Cross Road, Riverdale Road, Rossington Avenue, Fisher Street, Unley Road, Opey Avenue, King William Road, Walter Street, Royal Avenue, Weller Street, Lanor Avenue,

Hardy Street, Clifton Street, Goodwood Road, Cranbrook Ave, Belair train line and Glenelg tram line.

We require in-zone residency from at least 1 January 2019 and preferably from 1 January 2018 (unless the family have become owner-residents of an in zone property after that time) to be eligible for Year 8 allocation in 2020. If the family is leasing then the lease needs to also extend until December 2020. Once families who meet these conditions are accommodated, remaining places will be allocated to other in-zone families. Families with 12 month residency or less may still be eligible for enrolment but it will depend on the 2020 numbers. Families need to be able to provide proof, including driver’s licence and electoral information of in-zone residency from January 2019 and proof of their residency in zone for the 2020 school year.

2020 Year 8 Transition Booklet

Please note: Glenunga is unable to accept any new enrolments for 2019 in Year 8 to 12

As of 17 July 2015 Glenunga International High School (GIHS) reached student enrolment capacity. For 2019 the school will be unable to offer enrolment placements to prospective students regardless of residential location. Families seeking enrolment at GIHS will be directed to a neighbouring school or encouraged to remain at their current school. Applications can be placed on our register for enrolment and should a placement become available GIHS will contact the next family on the list (preference is given to families residing in GIHS’ zone). If you would like to add your son/daughter to the register please email Eleni Dalkos, Enrolment Officer at

For students seeking a placement in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program please email Eleni Dalkos, Enrolment Officer at about the process.


Gazette concerning 2021 and beyond Year 7 to 8 transition process will be available by the end of 2019.

Other relevant links

An online map of the Glenunga International High School zone and a search tool to determine if your home address is within the school zone is available at Find a School or Preschool


This information is subject to change at any time.

General Information

Glenunga International High School (GIHS) has a commitment to excellence and international education and provides a range of programs to suit a diverse community including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and IGNITE programs. As Glenunga is a state school in-zone enrolment rights apply. There is also selective entry for the IGNITE program.

Enrolment at GIHS is governed by the Department for Education (DfE) policy as applying to zoned state schools. Information on the policy can be found on the DfE Website.

The zoning boundary for GIHS is the area bounded by Greenhill Road, the eastern boundary of the Hills Face Zone, Mount Barker Road, Cross Road, Riverdale Road, Rossington Avenue, Fisher Street, Unley Road, Opey Avenue – even numbers, Walter Street, Lanor Avenue, Clifton Street, Cranbrook Avenue, the Hills railway line and the Glenelg tramline.

Please see the zone map below.


Term Dates

The following link will take you to the DfE website where you will find all term dates.