Key dates

Key dates - Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2022

Date Activity

20 April 2021

Applications open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022

7 May 2021 Applications close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022
20 April 2021 to 14 May 2021 Parents of students request reasonable adjustments for the test

11 May 2021-28 May 2021

Principals provide school assessment scores and verify student information

To be confirmed

Parents receive ‘Test authority’ advice

Parents advised of reasonable adjustments granted for the test

To be confirmed

Opportunity Class Placement Test

To be confirmed Illness/misadventure requests due
6 August 2021 Last day to change school choices
To be confirmed Selection committees meet

To be confirmed

Placement outcome information sent to parents

To be confirmed

Parents accept or decline offers

To be confirmed Appeals due 5 working days after outcomes are released

To be confirmed

Reserve lists activated

Late January 2022

Parents of students with accepted offers are sent ‘Authority to attend’ letters to take to the school on the first day of term in 2022

28 January 2022

At 5 pm, students with accepted offers are withdrawn from reserve lists

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2022

Date Activity

13 October 2020

Applications open for entry to selective high school placement in 2022


17 November 2020

Applications close for entry to selective high school placement in 2022. (Closing date updated)


4 December 2020

Principals provide school assessment scores


25 February 2021

Test centre information and Test authority letters available to parents

11 March 2021

Selective High School Placement test


18 March 2021

Illness/misadventure requests due


25 April 2021

Last day to change school choices

May-June 2021

Selection committees meet


Early July 2021

Placement outcomes expected to be released after business hours on 9 July


mid July 2021

Results enquiry due 5 working days after outcomes are released - Friday 15 July

late July Appeals due 15 working days after placement outcomes are released - Friday 30 July

July 2021-May 2022

Parents accept or decline offers


Early August Reserve list activated - until May 2022

October 2021

Appeals outcomes released


15 December 2021 at 3pm

Students who have kept offers are removed from reserve lists

Mid-January 2022 Authority to attend letters for entry in 2022 are sent

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2023

Date Activity

Mid October 2021

Applications open for placement in Year 7 in 2023

mid November 2021

Applications close for placement in Year 7 in 2023

10 March 2022 Selective High School Placement Test

early July 2022

Placement outcomes expected to be released

mid January 2023

Authority to attend letters for entry in 2021 are sent

Key dates - Years 8 to 12 selective high schools

Dates Activity

June 2021

Application information available on this website and from selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.

Check school websites or contact the school for specific application and assessment requirements.

21 June 2021

Application form available on this website and from selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.

16 July 2021 (updated)

Closing date for completed application forms to be submitted to the chosen selective high schools. A separate form must be submitted to each school.

August - September 2021

Selection committees meet and consider applications for entry starting in 2022.

September-October 2021

Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school for entry starting in 2022.

Test dates

Opportunity Class Placement Test dates Selective High School Placement Test dates

To be confirmed for 2022 entry

11 March 2021 for 2022 entry

28 July 2022 for 2023 entry 10 March 2022 for 2023 entry
27 July 2023 for 2024 entry

9 March 2023 for 2024 entry

1 August 2024 for 2025 entry 14 March 2024 for 2025 entry

31 July 2025 for 2026 entry

13 March 2025 for 2026 entry

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