Choosing an opportunity class

Parents can apply for their child to be placed in up to two schools with opportunity classes.

Students are offered placements according to the available vacancies and based on their ranking in the order of merit list of students for that school.

Please consider your choices carefully. The selection committee does not select students on whether parents chose a school first or second. Selection is made on academic merit. If your child qualifies for both school choices, you will only be offered a place at your highest ranked school choice. If offered the second school listed, they may also be placed on a reserve list for their first choice.

See a list of schools with opportunity classes. See a map showing schools with opportunity classes.

Example

An applicant lists two schools in the following order:

  1. Neutral Bay Public School
  2. Artarmon Public School.

Scenario A

If the child qualified for Neutral Bay Public and Artarmon Public they would receive an offer from Neutral Bay Public School  – the higher listed choice.

Scenario B

If the child qualified only for Artarmon Public School they would be offered a place at that school regardless of whether it was listed first or second.

Things to consider

Prior to choosing and listing your schools you should consider your own individual circumstances, such as available transport and travel times. Travel times or transport arrangements are not considered as part of the selection process.

You can change school choices without explanation before 7 August 2022 by logging in to your application dashboard and make the changes. You will not be able to change the choices in your dashboard after this date. After this date there have to be serious extenuating circumstances that are well supported by evidence and any change must be approved by the Team.


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