Year 5

 Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Selective high schools cater for high achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level.

Applications for selective high school placement are considered mainly on the basis of the Selective High School Placement Test results and school assessment scores. The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on Thursday 15 March 2018.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2019, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student's email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available from 10 October 2017 in a printed application information  booklet  and  at  https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity- classes/year-7. 

The application website opens at https://education.nsw.gov.au/selective-high-schools-and- opportunity-classes/year-7 on 10 October 2017 and closes on 13 November 2017.  You must apply before the closing date.    

There are no paper application forms. If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Unit for assistance after  10 October 2017.
You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Intention to apply Yr 7 (pdf 40 KB)

Applying for Yr 7 Info (pdf 302 KB)

Your child has progressed to Learning Stage 3, the final stage of primary school.

National test

All Year 5 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. It involves four tests that cover numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. See NAPLAN - literacy and numeracy (also in community languages).

The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test. The results tell you how your child is progressing in these areas and can guide the learning support you give your child at home.

Getting involved

There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.

Selective high school application

Students wishing to be considered for enrolment in a selective high school will need to complete an application this year. Application packages are available in October and the entry exam is taken when your child is in Year 6. 

Middle years

At the end of primary school and into high school the needs of young adolescents in the middle years (aged 10 - 15) are integrated into our teaching.