Opportunity classes – Year 5

Updates

Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2021.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022

Applications for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022 will open on Tuesday 20 April 2021. Parents and carers will be able to apply from this website at that time.

Parents and carers must apply online by Friday 7 May 2021 when applications close. This closing date will be strictly observed, except where extenuating circumstances are serious and well documented or where there may be a shortage of suitable candidates.

The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Changes to the test

The Opportunity Class Placement Test will change in 2021 for placement in 2022. The new test will consist of thinking skills, mathematical reasoning and reading comprehension.

These changes are in response to the findings of the 2018 Review of Selective Education Access report, commissioned by the NSW Department of Education.

In 2021 the placement test will remain in a paper-based format.

We encourage parents to monitor this website regularly for further updates on the opportunity class process for placement in 2022.

Review of Selective Education Access

In December 2018, the NSW Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the findings of the Review of Selective Education Access. For more information, see Review of Selective Education Access: Findings and Action Plan.

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