Resources for schools

Primary schools for entry to opportunity classes

In the opportunity class placement process, primary schools:

  • inform parents how they can apply and when
  • direct parents to the website for application information
  • may assist parents to apply online
  • provide school assessment scores for applicants
  • give the Unit extra information about applicants, such as special test provisions
  • process appeals from parents.

Documents to assist primary schools

Access to the following documents (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

Primary schools with opportunity classes for entry to opportunity classes

  • inform parents how they can apply and when
  • direct parents to the website for application information
  • may assist parents to apply online
  • provide school assessment scores for applicants
  • give the Unit extra information about applicants, such as special test provisions
  • process appeals from parents
  • participate in appeals panels (for opportunity classes and selective high schools)
  • inform the Unit when vacancies occur.

Documents to assist primary schools with opportunity classes

Access to the following document (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

High schools as test centres for opportunity class placement

In the placement process, high schools:

  • make their schools available as test centres on test days
  • keep test materials secure at all times
  • assist test centre staff with the conduct of the test
  • certify collection of test materials.

Documents to assist test centre high schools

Access to the following document (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

  • information for test centre high schools.

Primary schools for entry to selective high schools in Year 7

In the selective high school placement process, primary schools:

  • inform parents how they can apply and when
  • direct parents to the website for application information
  • may assist parents to apply online
  • provide school assessment scores for applicants
  • confirm school assessment scores
  • give the Unit extra information about applicants, such as special test provisions and suitability for boarding
  • process appeals from parents.

Documents to assist primary schools

Access to the following documents (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

Download the printable version of 'Information about applying for Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2019' (PDF 303KB) if you need extra copies.

Selective high schools for entry to selective high schools in Year 7

In the selective high school placement process, selective high schools:

  • direct parents to the website for application information
  • convene selection committees
  • participate in appeals panels
  • send enrolment information to students placed
  • inform the Unit of vacancies
  • check students' eligibility when enrolling
  • negotiate any delayed enrolment.

Documents to assist selective high schools

Access to the following document (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

High schools for entry to selective high schools in Year 7

In the selective high school placement process, high schools:

  • receive reports of local students who may attend a selective high school
  • make their schools available as test centres on test days
  • keep test materials secure at all times
  • assist test centre staff with the conduct of the test
  • certify collection of test materials.

Documents to assist high schools

Access to the following document (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

Selective high schools for entry in Years 8-12

After the Year 7 placement process finishes, selective high schools:

  • receive applications for any vacancies in Years 8 to 12
  • assess students and inform them of the placement outcome
  • respond to requests for information about reviews
  • conduct reviews
  • enrol successful students and manage reserve lists.

Documents to assist selective schools for Years 8-12 entry

Access to the following documents (when available) is via login to the DoE staff portal:

  • Information for principals of selective high schools Years 8 to 12 entry
  • Supplementary information and sample documents for boarder agricultural high schools
  • Word versions of sample letters
  • Application information
  • Application form.
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