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 Team extra information about applicants, such as disability test provisions
  • comment on appeals from parents.

Documents to assist primary schools with opportunity class entry

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 (PDF 583 KB)
  • may assist parents to apply online
  • provide school assessment scores for applicants
  • give the Team extra information about applicants, such as disability test provisions
  • process appeals from parents
  • participate in appeals panels (for opportunity classes and selective high schools)
  • inform the Team when vacancies occur.

Documents to assist primary schools with opportunity classes with opportunity class entry

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 with opportunity class entry

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

Primary schools for entry to selective high schools in Year 7

Due to COVID 19 restrictions in 2021, primary schools will not be required to provide school assessment scores for the 2022 selective high school placement process for Year 7 entry in 2023. This approach was successfully used for 2021 placements in opportunity classes which were similarly affected by COVID 19.

Primary school principals will continue the usual process of confirming information entered by parents in their applications and by adding relevant information on student background, disability and reasonable adjustments. More detailed communications will be provided in Term 4, 2021.

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
  • give the Team extra information about applicants, such as confirmation of reasonable adjustments for disability
  • process illness/misadventure requests and appeals from parents.

Documents to assist primary schools with selective high school entry

Access to the following documents is via login to the DoE staff portal:

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
  • make their schools available as test centres on test days if required
  • convene selection committees
  • participate in appeals panels
  • send enrolment information to students placed
  • inform the Team of vacancies
  • check students' eligibility when enrolling
  • negotiate any delayed enrolment.

Documents to assist selective high schools with selective high school entry

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 the following year
  • make their schools available as test centres on test days if required
  • 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 with selective high school entry

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

High schools as selective high school test centres

In the placement process, high schools:

  • make their schools available as test centres on test days if required
  • 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 with selective high school entry

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

  • Presiding officer handbook (PDF 4MB) for the Selective High School Placement Test in 2023. To be updated.
  • Collection of materials information for the school office (PDF 375KB). To be updated.
  • Test information for parents and students. To be updated.
  • Other documents relating to administration of the Selective High School Placement Test will be available to test centre staff here or on request from ssu@det.nsw.edu.au in late February.

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:

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