Opportunity classes – Year 5


Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2022.

Opportunity Class Placement Test

As a result of the most recent advice from NSW Health regarding the duration of COVID-19 restrictions and the return to school plan, the Opportunity Class Placement Test scheduled for 6 October 2021 has been delayed.

New testing arrangements for students will be announced as soon as possible.

Please continue to check the NSW Department of Education website for current advice for families.

Please log in to your application dashboard and ensure that your contact details and child's current school are up to date. Send a message to the Team through the application dashboard if the school or any other details have changed.

Late application requests

Parents and carers had up until 21 June 2021 to lodge a late application request. It is no longer possible to accept late application requests.

Opportunity Class Placement Test video

A short video providing an overview of the Opportunity Class Placement Test format and content along with what students can expect on the test day is now available.

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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