Key dates

Key dates - Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2023



Date Activity


26 April 2022

Applications open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2023



13 May 2022 Applications close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022


26 April 2022 to 18 May 2022 Parents of students request reasonable adjustments for the test


17 May 2022- 3 June 2022

Principals process student applications



14 July 2022

Parents receive ‘Test authority’ advice

Parents advised of reasonable adjustments granted for the test



28 July 2022

Opportunity Class Placement Test



4 August 2022 Illness/misadventure requests due


7 August 2022 Last day to change school choices


September 2022

Selection committees meet



Late October 2022

Placement outcome information sent to parents



Early November 2022 Parents accept or decline first round offers


Early November 2022

Reserve lists activated



Late January 2023

Parents of students with accepted offers are sent ‘Authority to attend’ letters to take to the school on the first day of term in 2023



27 January 2023

At 5 pm, students with accepted offers are withdrawn from reserve lists

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2024

Date Activity
18 October 2022 Applications open
16 November 2022 Applications close

4 May 2023

Selective High School Placement Test

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2023

Date Activity

19 October 2021

Applications open for placement in Year 7 in 2023.

17 November 2021

Applications close for placement in Year 7 in 2023.

24-29 March 2022 (updated) Test authority letters and test centres sent to parents
31 March 2022 (updated) Rescheduled Selective High School Placement Test
31 March 2022 (updated) Interstate or overseas Report of academic merit due
7 April 2022 (updated) Illness/misadventure requests about test performance submitted
8 April 2022 (updated) Illness/misadventure requests about missing the test submitted
24 April 2022 Last day to change school choices
Late June 2022 Selection committees meet

Mid-late August 2022

Placement outcomes expected to be released

August 2022 to May 2023 Parents accept or decline offers
Late-August 2022 Results enquiry due 5 working days after outcomes are released
Late-August/early September 2022 Appeals due 5 working days after placement outcomes are released (corrected)
Late-August 2022 Reserve lists activated until at least May 2023
Late September 2022 Results enquiry outcomes expected to be released
Late October 2022 Appeals outcomes expected to be released
19 December 2022 at 3pm Students who have kept offers are removed from reserve lists

Mid-January 2023

Authority to attend letters for entry in 2023 available in the application dashboard

May 2023 Reserve lists close

Key dates - Years 8 to 12 selective high schools

Dates Activity

June 2022

Application information available on this website.

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

21 June 2022

Application form available on this website.

22 July 2022

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 2022

Selection committees meet and consider applications for entry starting in 2023.

September-October 2022

Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school for entry starting in 2023.

Test dates

Opportunity Class Placement Test dates Selective High School Placement Test dates
28 July 2022 for 2023 entry 31 March 2022 for 2023 entry
27 July 2023 for 2024 entry

4 May 2023 for 2024 entry

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