Opportunity classes – Year 5

Applying for placement in an opportunity class in Year 5


Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2020.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2020

Application for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2020 opened on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and closed on Friday 17 May 2019. Late applications are not accepted.

Test authority

Test authority emails or letters were sent to students on the morning of Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Students must bring a printed copy of their Test authority letter or email to the test centre to be allowed to sit the test.

The Test authority letter will be accompanied by a Test information bulletin which contains detailed information about the test including what to bring on test day and how to show answers to questions.

If you did not receive your email please check your spam/junk folders before emailing the Team at ssu@det.nsw.edu.au. Applicants who elected to receive all correspondence by mail should wait until Monday 22 July before contacting the Team.

Candidates from the same primary school are usually sent to the same test centre. The list of primary schools and allocated test centres for 2019 is available here.

A map of test centres for the test on 31 July 2019 is available here. Students must attend the test centre they have been allocated to.

The date for the Opportunity Class Placement Test is Wednesday 31 July 2019. The test will commence at 9am and finish at approximately 11.15 am.

Change of school choice/s

Applicants can choose up to two opportunity classes. You can change your school choices for entry in 2020 until Friday 9 August 2019 by sending a completed Change of school choices form (available until 9 August 2019) to the Team.

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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