Opportunity classes (Year 5–6)

Opportunity classes are for high potential and gifted students in Year 5 and 6.

Parents apply when students are at the end Year 3 or the beginning of Year 4 for placement in Year 5. It is a 2-year program (Year 5 to 6). Parents cannot apply for Year 6 placement only.

Primary school students working on shared laptops in their classroom with their teacher helping. Primary school students working on shared laptops in their classroom with their teacher helping.

Types of opportunity classes

There are 87 opportunity classes in NSW. The types of opportunity classes are:

  • primary schools with full-time opportunity classes
  • Aurora College – providing online opportunity classes for rural and remote students.

Primary schools with opportunity classes

These schools have dedicated opportunity classes for high potential and gifted students.

There are 55 schools located in metropolitan Sydney and 31 schools located in rural or regional centres.

Students attend the opportunity classes full-time in Years 5 and 6.

In most cases, students who accept a place in an opportunity class will leave their current school to attend a school with an opportunity class.

You can apply for opportunity classes that are outside your local enrolment area.

Video – A day in the life of an OC student by Dural Public School (duration 2:44)

VIDEO: A day in the life of an OC student – Dural Public School (duration 2.44)

Transcript of video: “A day in the life of an OC student – Dural Public School” (duration 2.44)

[Nick]

Hi everyone. I'm Nick.

[Jaden]

And I'm Jaden.

[Nick]

Today we'll present to you the day in the life of an OC student.

[Jaden]

We wake up nice and early. Then we do our morning routine and head to school. We chat with our friends for a bit.

[Student 3]

Yeah. Also, do you know that science has proven that people who walk backwards live a longer life.

[Nick]

What? I must do that right now.

[Jaden]

But then the bell rings and we head to class.

We start the day with current affairs. It's a part of our homework and it's where we summarise recent news events and stories and then present it to the entire class on a given day. Here we have Elijah presenting.

[Nick]

Afterwards, we write our own headlines based on the story.

[Jaden]

And then we mark the roll as quickly as we can. In fact, it's a competition. I've got the best score, by the way.

Now it's the time for us to learn some new vocabulary. That's right, it's spelling. We go to our local arcade and play Pacman.

[Nick]

Just kidding. Instead, we play spelling Pacman. Here’s a little clip of how that turns out.

[Students cheering each other]

[Nick]

On Mondays, we do PE. Our first weekly exercise. We play fun games with all of the teachers and rotations.

[Jaden]

Recess time! Now we go outside and eat a small snack.

[Nick]

Afterwards we have a maths lesson. We do a mental quiz, then three problem solving questions. First we attempt them ourselves and then we're encouraged to work with our table and go over each question, helping our teammates fix mistakes and learn.

[Jaden]

Then we have the main lesson which is shown here.

[Nick]

Lunchtime!

[Jaden]

Time for an eating montage. A great time to play and hang out with your friends before going back to class.

On Wednesday afternoons, we usually do recorder. However, we decided to do it on Monday this time.

We started the new curriculum early and we are reading the book The Wild Robot for our English unit. We are studying narrative structure and we are writing our own sci-fi short story.

[Student 4]

I was climbing those cliffs when the rocks started to fall.

[Jaden]

Here are some more clips of us writing our short stories.

For geography this term we're learning about Asian culture and politics. We do this every Tuesday and once we finish geography, we end the day with another game.

Once we get home, we do some of our homework and work on some fun projects.

So, this is what life is like as an OC student in 6H. The opportunity class is a great experience, and we hope you can join our OC family here at Dural. OK. Bye for now.

[End of transcript]

Aurora College (online classes)

The department's Aurora College provides online opportunity classes for rural and remote students.

Students attend their local ‘host’ NSW public school and join Aurora College’s online opportunity classes for science, technology, and mathematics.

Two residential camps are held each year that include:

  • practical face-to-face lessons
  • specialist excursions
  • opportunities for students to meet and socialise with their classmates.

There are approximately 600 Aurora College host primary schools available. Search the map below for one near you.

College of students on their webcams learning together through Aurora College College of students on their webcams learning together through Aurora College
Image: Aurora College supports high potential and gifted students in rural and remote locations.

Find an opportunity class

Primary schools with opportunity classes

Map of primary schools with opportunity classes and Aurora College host schools with online opportunity classes

Places available in primary schools with opportunity classes

There are 1,840 places available in Year 5 opportunity classes across NSW.

Schools with 15 places have one composite opportunity class catering for Year 5 and Year 6 students. Fifteen new students are accepted in Year 5 each year, with fifteen students continuing in Year 6. There are 30 students in the class.

School Location Number of Year 5 places in 2025
ALEXANDRA PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOL Park Rd, Alexandria

30

ALSTONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL Main St, Alstonville

15

ARMIDALE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Faulkner St, Armidale

15

ARTARMON PUBLIC SCHOOL

McMillan Rd, Artarmon

30

ASHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Liverpool Rd, Ashfield

30

AURORA COLLEGE Rural and remote, virtual opportunity class

100◊

BALGOWLAH HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Lewis St, Balgowlah

15

BALMAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL Eaton St, Balmain

30

BATHURST WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

Suttor St, Bathurst

15

BEECROFT PUBLIC SCHOOL

Beecroft Rd, Beecroft

30

BIRABAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Beckley St, Toronto

15

BLACKTOWN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

15

BLACKTOWN WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL Lancaster Street, Blacktown 15

BLAXCELL STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL

Blaxcell St, Granville

30

BLAXLAND EAST PUBLIC SCHOOL Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland East

30

BRADBURY PUBLIC SCHOOL Jacaranda Ave, Bradbury

15

BROOKVALE PUBLIC SCHOOL Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale 15
CAMDEN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL Old Hume Hwy, Camden

15

CARINGBAH NORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL Cawarra Rd, Caringbah

15

CASULA PUBLIC SCHOOL

De Meyrick Ave, Casula

15

CESSNOCK WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

Cnr Campbell Street and Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

15

CHATSWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Centennial Ave, Chatswood

30

COLYTON PUBLIC SCHOOL

Nelson St, Mount Druitt

15

COONABARABRAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Newell Hwy, Coonabarabran

15

CUDGEGONG VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Madeira Rd, Mudgee

15

DUBBO WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

East St, Dubbo

15

DURAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Old Northern Rd, Dural

30

EARLWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Homer St, Earlwood

30

ERMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL

Winbourne St, West Ryde

30

GEORGES HALL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Pennington Ave, Georges Hall

15

GLENBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOL Woodville St, Glenbrook

Not available in 2025

GOONELLABAH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Ballina Rd, Goonellabah

15

GOSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Faunce St West, West Gosford

30

GOULBURN WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

Combermere St, Goulburn

15

GREENACRE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Waterloo Rd, Greenacre

15

GREYSTANES PUBLIC SCHOOL

Merrylands Rd, Greystanes

30

HARRINGTON STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL

Harrington St, Cabramatta

15

HOLSWORTHY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Infantry Pde, Holsworthy

15

HURSTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Forest Rd, Hurstville

60

ILLAROO ROAD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Illaroo Rd, Nowra 15

IRONBARK RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Ironbark Ridge Rd, Rouse Hill

30

JEWELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Lepton Pde, Jewells

15

KINGSWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Second Ave, Kingswood

15

LEUMEAH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Burrendong Rd, Leumeah

15

LINDFIELD EAST PUBLIC SCHOOL 90 Tryon Road, East Lindfield 15

LITHGOW PUBLIC SCHOOL

Mort St, Lithgow

15

MAROUBRA JUNCTION PUBLIC SCHOOL Storey Street, Maroubra 15

MARYLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

John T Bell Dr, Maryland, Newcastle

15

MATTHEW PEARCE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Astoria Park Rd, Baulkham Hills

30

MIRANDA PUBLIC SCHOOL 3 Sylva Avenue, Miranda 15

MONA VALE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Waratah St, Mona Vale

30

MOREE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Albert St, Moree

15

MOSS VALE PUBLIC SCHOOL Browley Street, Moss Vale 15

NEUTRAL BAY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Ben Boyd Rd, Neutral Bay

30

NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Lewin & Magree Cres, Chipping Norton

15

NEW LAMBTON SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL

St James Rd, New Lambton

15

NORTH ROCKS PUBLIC SCHOOL

North Rocks Rd, North Rocks

30

PENRITH PUBLIC SCHOOL Corner High Street & Doonmore Street, Penrith 15

PICNIC POINT PUBLIC SCHOOL

Thomas St, Picnic Point

15

PORT MACQUARIE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Grant St, Port Macquarie

15

QUAKERS HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Medlow Dr, Quakers Hill

30

QUEANBEYAN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Cameron Rd, Queanbeyan

15

RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOL

Windsor St, Richmond

30

RUTHERFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL

Weblands St, Rutherford

15

RYDE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Pope St, Ryde

30

SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL

O’Connell St, Smithfield

15

SOLDIERS POINT PUBLIC SCHOOL

Cromarty Rd, Soldiers Point

15

SOUTH GRAFTON PUBLIC SCHOOL

Vere St, South Grafton

15

ST ANDREWS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Ballantrae Dr, St Andrews

15

ST CLAIR PUBLIC SCHOOL 4 Timesweep Drive, St Clair 15

ST JOHNS PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL

Sandringham St, St Johns Park

15

STURT PUBLIC SCHOOL

White Ave, Wagga Wagga

15

SUMMER HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Moonbie St, Summer Hill

30

SUTHERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

Eton St, Sutherland

30

TAHMOOR PUBLIC SCHOOL

Bronzewing St, Tahmoor

15

TAMWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Napier St, Tamworth

15

TAMWORTH SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Petra Ave, Tamworth

15

TIGHES HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill

15

TOONGABBIE PUBLIC SCHOOL 59 Fitzwilliam Road, Toongabbie
15

TOORMINA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Cavanba Rd, Toormina

15

WAHROONGA PUBLIC SCHOOL 71 Burns Road, Wahroonga 15

WAITARA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Edgeworth David Ave, Wahroonga

30

WENTWORTH FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Falls Rd, Wentworth Falls

15

WILKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Park Rd, Marrickville

30

WOLLONGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL

Church St, Wollongong

30

WOOLLAHRA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Forth St, Woollahra

30

WYONG PUBLIC SCHOOL


Cutler Dr, Wyong

30

Note:

◊ Only students who would be enrolled in Year 5 in an authorised host school in a rural remote area (excluding areas where there is a current opportunity class provision) may apply for Aurora College, the virtual opportunity class.

*Schools with 15 places have one composite opportunity class catering for Year 5 and Year 6 students. Fifteen new students are accepted in Year 5 each year, with fifteen students continuing in Year 6. There are 30 students in the class.

Aurora College host primary schools

There are approximately 600 host public primary schools that offer online opportunity classes through Aurora College for rural and remote students.

Map of Aurora College host schools with online opportunity classes


School Suburb Postcode
Aberdeen Public School Aberdeen 2336
Adaminaby Public School ADAMINABY 2629
Adelong Public School Adelong 2729
Albury North Public School Albury 2640
Albury Public School Albury 2640
Albury West Public School Albury 2640
Aldavilla Public School Yarravel 2440
Alma Public School Broken Hill 2880
Anson Street School Orange 2800
Ardlethan Central School Ardlethan 2665
Ariah Park Central School Ariah Park 2665
Ashford Central School Ashford 2361
Attunga Public School Attunga 2345
Avoca Public School Avoca 2577
Bald Blair Public School Guyra 2365
Ballimore Public School Ballimore 2830
Balranald Central School Balranald 2715
Bangalow Public School Bangalow 2479
Baradine Central School Baradine 2396
Barellan Central School Barellan 2665
Barham Public School Barham 2732
Barkers Vale Public School Wadeville 2474
Barmedman Public School Barmedman 2668
Barooga Public School Barooga 3644
Barraba Central School BARRABA 2347
Barrington Public School Barrington 2422
Barwon Learning Centre Moree 2400
Baryulgil Public School Baryulgil 2460
Batemans Bay Public School Surfside 2536
Batlow Technology School Batlow 2730
Bedgerabong Public School BEDGERABONG 2871
Beechwood Public School Wauchope 2446
Beelbangera Public School Beelbangera 2680
Bega Valley Public School Bega 2550
Bellata Public School Bellata 2397
Bellbrook Public School Bellbrook 2440
Bellingen Public School Bellingen 2454
Belltrees Public School Belltrees 2337
Bemboka Public School Bemboka 2550
Ben Lomond Public School Ben Lomond 2365
Bendemeer Public School Bendemeer 2355
Berinba Public School Yass 2582
Bermagui Public School Bermagui 2546
Berridale Public School Berridale 2628
Berrigan Public School Berrigan 2712
Berrima Public School Berrima 2577
Bigga Public School Bigga 2583
Binalong Public School BINALONG 2584
Binda Public School Binda 2583
Bingara Central School Bingara 2404
Binnaway Central School Binnaway 2395
Binya Public School Binya 2665
Black Mountain Public School Black Mountain 2365
Black Springs Public School Black Springs 2787
Blackville Public School Blackville 2343
Blakebrook Public School Blakebrook 2480
Blandford Public School Blandford 2338
Blayney Public School Blayney 2799
Bletchington Public School Orange 2800
Blighty Public School Blighty 2713
Bobin Public School Bobin 2429
Bodalla Public School Bodalla 2545
Bogan Gate Public School Bogan Gate 2876
Bogangar Public School Bogangar 2488
Boggabilla Central School Boggabilla 2409
Boggabri Public School Boggabri 2382
Bombala Public School Bombala 2632
Bonalbo Central School Bonalbo 2469
Bongongo Public School Adjungbilly 2727
Bonshaw Public School Bonshaw 2361
Boomi Public School Boomi 2405
Booral Public School Booral 2425
Boorowa Central School Boorowa 2586
Boree Creek Public School Boree Creek 2652
Borenore Public School BORENORE 2800
Bourke Public School BOURKE 2840
Bourke-Walgett School of Distance Education Bourke 2840
Bowen Public School Orange 2800
Bowning Public School Bowning 2582
Bowral Public School BOWRAL 2576
Bowraville Central School BOWRAVILLE 2449
Braidwood Central School Braidwood 2622
Breadalbane Public School BREADALBANE 2581
Bredbo Public School Bredbo 2626
Brewarrina Central School BREWARRINA 2839
Bribbaree Public School Bribbaree 2594
Broadwater Public School Broadwater 2472
Brocklesby Public School Brocklesby 2642
Broke Public School Broke 2330
Broken Hill North Public School Broken Hill 2880
Broken Hill Public School Broken Hill 2880
Broulee Public School Broulee 2537
Brungle Public School Brungle 2722
Brunswick Heads Public School Brunswick Heads 2483
Bulahdelah Central School Bulahdelah 2423
Bullarah Public School BULLARAH 2400
Bullimbal School SOUTH TAMWORTH 2340
Bundanoon Public School Bundanoon 2578
Bundarra Central School BUNDARRA 2359
Bungwahl Public School BUNGWAHL 2423
Bunnaloo Public School Bunnaloo 2731
Burke Ward Public School Broken Hill 2880
Buronga Public School Buronga 2739
Burrawang Public School Burrawang 2577
Burren Junction Public School Burren Junction 2386
Burringbar Public School Burringbar 2483
Burrumbuttock Public School Burrumbuttock 2642
Byron Bay Public School Byron Bay 2481
Cabbage Tree Island Public School Cabbage Tree Island 2477
Calare Public School ORANGE 2800
Caldera School TWEED HEADS SOUTH 2486
Callala Public School Callala Bay 2540
Candelo Public School Candelo 2550
Canobolas Public School Orange 2800
Canowindra Public School CANOWINDRA 2804
Capertee Public School Capertee 2846
Caragabal Public School Caragabal 2810
Carcoar Public School Carcoar 2791
Cargo Public School Cargo 2800
Carinda Public School Carinda 2831
Carroll Public School Carroll 2340
Casino Public School Casino 2470
Casino West Public School Casino 2470
Cassilis Public School Cassilis 2329
Central Tilba Public School Central Tilba 2546
Chandler Public School Wollomombi 2350
Chatham Public School TAREE 2430
Chatsworth Island Public School CHATSWORTH 2469
Chillingham Public School Chillingham 2484
Clare Public School Clare 2715
Clarence Town Public School Clarence Town 2321
Clergate Public School Clergate 2800
Cobar Public School Cobar 2835
Cobargo Public School Cobargo 2550
Coffee Camp Public School Coffee Camp 2480
Coleambally Central School Coleambally 2707
Collarenebri Central School COLLARENEBRI 2833
Collins Creek Public School Collins Creek 2474
Colo Vale Public School Colo Vale 2575
Comboyne Public School Comboyne 2429
Conargo Public School Conargo 2710
Condobolin Public School CONDOBOLIN 2877
Condong Public School Condong 2484
Coolah Central School Coolah 2843
Coolamon Central School Coolamon 2701
Coolongolook Public School Coolongolook 2423
Cooma North Public School Cooma North 2630
Cooma Public School Cooma 2630
Coonamble Public School COONAMBLE 2829
Coopernook Public School Coopernook 2426
Coorabell Public School Coorabell 2479
Cootamundra Public School Cootamundra 2590
Copmanhurst Public School Copmanhurst 2460
Coraki Public School Coraki 2471
Coramba Public School Coramba 2450
Corindi Public School Corindi Beach 2456
Corowa Public School Corowa 2646
Corowa South Public School Corowa 2646
Cowper Public School Cowper 2460
Cowra Public School Cowra 2794
Crabbes Creek Public School Crabbes Creek 2483
Crescent Head Public School Crescent Head 2440
Crookwell Public School Crookwell 2583
Croppa Creek Public School Croppa Creek 2411
Crystal Creek Public School CRYSTAL CREEK 2484
Cudal Public School Cudal 2864
Culburra Public School Culburra Beach 2540
Culcairn Public School Culcairn 2660
Cullen Bullen Public School Cullen Bullen 2790
Cumnock Public School Cumnock 2867
Cundletown Public School CUNDLETOWN 2430
Curlewis Public School Curlewis 2381
Dalton Public School Dalton 2581
Dareton Public School Dareton 2717
Darlington Point Public School DARLINGTON POINT 2706
Deepwater Public School Deepwater 2371
Delegate Public School Delegate 2633
Delungra Public School Delungra 2403
Deniliquin North Public School Deniliquin 2710
Deniliquin South Public School Deniliquin 2710
Denman Public School Denman 2328
Dorrigo Public School Dorrigo 2453
Drake Public School Drake 2469
Dubbo School of Distance Education Dubbo 2830
Dundurrabin Public School Dundurrabin 2453
Dunedoo Central School Dunedoo 2844
Dungay Public School Dungay 2484
Dungog Public School Dungog 2420
Dungowan Public School Dungowan 2340
Dunoon Public School Dunoon 2480
Duranbah Public School Duranbah 2487
E A Southee Public School Cootamundra 2590
Ebor Public School Ebor 2453
Eden Public School Eden 2551
Edward Public School Deniliquin 2710
Elands Public School Elands 2429
Ellerston Public School Ellerston 2337
Emmaville Central School Emmaville 2371
Enngonia Public School Enngonia 2840
Euabalong West Public School EUABALONG WEST 2877
Eugowra Public School Eugowra 2806
Eumungerie Public School Eumungerie 2831
Eungai Public School Eungai Creek 2441
Eurongilly Public School EURONGILLY 2663
Euston Public School Euston 2737
Evans River Community School EVANS HEAD 2473
Exeter Public School Exeter 2579
Fairfax Public School Maules Creek 2382
Finigan School of Distance Education Queanbeyan 2620
Finley Public School Finley 2713
Forbes North Public School 2871
Forbes Public School Forbes 2871
Forster Public School Forster 2428
Frank Partridge VC Public School Nambucca Heads 2448
Franklin Public School Tumut 2720
Frederickton Public School Frederickton 2440
G S Kidd Memorial School Gunnedah 2380
Ganmain Public School Ganmain 2702
Garah Public School Garah 2405
Gerogery Public School GEROGERY 2642
Geurie Public School GEURIE 2818
Gilgai Public School Gilgai 2360
Gilgandra Public School Gilgandra 2827
Girilambone Public School Girilambone 2831
Gladstone Public School Gladstone 2440
Glen Alice Public School Glen Alice 2849
Glen Innes Public School Glen Innes 2370
Glen William Public School Clarence Town 2321
Glenquarry Public School Glenquarry 2576
Glenreagh Public School Glenreagh 2450
Glenroi Heights Public School Orange 2800
Glenroy Public School NORTH ALBURY 2640
Gloucester Public School Gloucester 2422
Gol Gol Public School Gol Gol 2738
Goodooga Central School GOODOOGA 2838
Goolgowi Public School Goolgowi 2652
Goolma Public School Goolma 2852
Gooloogong Public School Gooloogong 2805
Goonengerry Public School GOONENGERRY 2482
Gralee School Leeton 2705
Gravesend Public School Gravesend 2401
Green Hill Public School West Kempsey 2440
Greenethorpe Public School Greenethorpe 2809
Grenfell Public School Grenfell 2810
Gresford Public School Gresford 2311
Griffith East Public School Griffith 2680
Griffith North Public School Griffith 2680
Griffith Public School Griffith 2680
Gulargambone Central School Gulargambone 2828
Gulmarrad Public School GULMARRAD 2463
Gum Flat Public School Gum Flat 2360
Gundagai Public School Gundagai 2722
Gundagai South Public School SOUTH GUNDAGAI 2722
Gundaroo Public School Gundaroo 2620
Gunnedah Public School Gunnedah 2380
Gunnedah South Public School Gunnedah 2380
Gunning Public School Gunning 2581
Guyra Central School GUYRA 2365
Gwabegar Public School Gwabegar 2356
Hallidays Point Public School DIAMOND BEACH 2430
Hampton Public School Hampton 2790
Hannam Vale Public School Hannam Vale 2443
Hanwood Public School Hanwood 2680
Hargraves Public School Hargraves 2850
Harrington Public School Harrington 2427
Harwood Island Public School HARWOOD 2465
Hay Public School HAY 2711
Henty Public School Henty 2658
Hermidale Public School Hermidale 2831
Hernani Public School Dorrigo 2453
Herons Creek Public School HERONS CREEK 2439
Hill End Public School Hill End 2850
Hill Top Public School Hill Top 2575
Hillston Central School Hillston 2675
Holbrook Public School HOLBROOK 2644
Holman Place School Cowra 2794
Holmwood Public School Cowra 2794
Howlong Public School Howlong 2643
Hume Public School Lavington 2641
Humula Public School Humula 2652
Huntingdon Public School Wauchope 2446
Huskisson Public School Huskisson 2540
Ilford Public School Ilford 2850
Illabo Public School Illabo 2590
Iluka Public School ILUKA 2466
Induna School South Grafton 2460
Inverell Public School Inverell 2360
Ivanhoe Central School Ivanhoe 2878
Jennings Public School JENNINGS 4383
Jerilderie Public School Jerilderie 2716
Jerrys Plains Public School Jerrys Plains 2330
Jiggi Public School Jiggi 2480
Jindabyne Public School Jindabyne 2627
Jindera Public School Jindera 2642
Jugiong Public School Jugiong 2726
Junee North Public School Junee 2663
Junee Public School Junee 2663
Kalinda School Griffith 2680
Kandeer School NORTH ALBURY 2640
Kandos Public School Kandos 2848
Kangaloon Public School Kangaloon 2576
Karangi Public School Karangi 2450
Kempsey East Public School Kempsey 2440
Kempsey South Public School Kempsey 2440
Kempsey West Public School WEST KEMPSEY 2440
Kendall Public School Kendall 2439
Khancoban Public School Khancoban 2642
Kinchela Public School Kinchela 2440
King Street Public School Singleton 2330
Kingstown Public School KINGSTOWN 2358
Kirkton Public School BELFORD 2335
Koorawatha Public School KOORAWATHA 2807
Kootingal Public School KOOTINGAL 2352
Kororo Public School KORORA 2450
Krambach Public School Krambach 2429
Kyogle Public School Kyogle 2474
Laggan Public School Laggan 2583
Lake Cargelligo Central School LAKE CARGELLIGO 2672
Lake Cathie Public School Lake Cathie 2445
Lake Wyangan Public School Lake Wyangan 2680
Lansdowne Public School Lansdowne 2430
Larnook Public School LARNOOK 2480
Laurieton Public School Laurieton 2443
Lavington East Public School Lavington 2641
Lavington Public School Lavington 2641
Lawrence Public School Lawrence 2460
Leeton Public School Leeton 2705
Leeville Public School Leeville 2470
Lightning Ridge Central School LIGHTNING RIDGE 2834
Lockhart Central School Lockhart 2656
Long Flat Public School LONG FLAT 2446
Lord Howe Island Central School Lord Howe Island 2898
Louth Public School Louth 2840
Lowanna Public School Lowanna 2450
Lowesdale Public School Lowesdale 2646
Lue Public School Lue 2850
Lyndhurst Public School Lyndhurst 2797
Macksville Public School Macksville 2447
Maclean Public School Maclean 2463
Maimuru Public School Maimuru 2594
Main Arm Upper Public School Upper Main Arm 2482
Manifold Public School Bentley 2480
Manildra Public School MANILDRA 2865
Manilla Central School Manilla 2346
Manning Gardens Public School Taree 2430
Marra Creek Public School NYNGAN 2825
Marrar Public School Marrar 2652
Martindale Public School Martindale 2328
Martins Creek Public School Martins Creek 2420
Marulan Public School Marulan 2579
Mathoura Public School Mathoura 2710
Matong Public School MATONG 2652
Mayrung Public School Deniliquin 2710
Meadow Flat Public School MEADOW FLAT 2795
Medlow Public School UPPER TAYLORS ARM 2447
Mendooran Central School MENDOORAN 2842
Menindee Central School MENINDEE 2879
Merimbula Public School MERIMBULA 2548
Merriwa Central School MERRIWA 2329
Middleton Public School Parkes 2870
Milbrodale Public School MILBRODALE 2330
Millthorpe Public School Millthorpe 2798
Milton Public School Milton 2538
Mitchells Island Public School Mitchells Island 2430
Mittagong Public School Mittagong 2575
Moama Public School Moama 2731
Modanville Public School Lismore 2480
Mogo Public School Mogo 2536
Molong Central School Molong 2866
Monteagle Public School Monteagle 2594
Moonbi Public School Moonbi 2353
Moorland Public School MOORLAND 2443
Morgan Street Public School Broken Hill 2880
Moruya Public School Moruya 2537
Moulamein Public School Moulamein 2733
Mount George Public School Mount George 2424
Mount Pleasant Public School SINGLETON 2330
Mullaley Public School Mullaley 2379
Mullaway Public School Mullaway 2456
Mullion Creek Public School Mullion Creek 2800
Mullumbimby Public School Mullumbimby 2482
Mulwala Public School MULWALA 2647
Mulyan Public School Cowra 2794
Mumbil Public School Mumbil 2820
Mummulgum Public School Mummulgum 2469
Mungindi Central School MUNGINDI 2406
Murringo Public School MURRINGO 2586
Murrumbateman Public School Murrumbateman 2582
Murrumburrah Public School MURRUMBURRAH 2587
Murrurundi Public School Murrurundi 2338
Murwillumbah East Public School Murwillumbah 2484
Murwillumbah Public School Murwillumbah 2484
Muswellbrook Public School Muswellbrook 2333
Muswellbrook South Public School Muswellbrook 2333
Nabiac Public School NABIAC 2312
Nambucca Heads Public School Nambucca Heads 2448
Nana Glen Public School Nana Glen 2450
Nangus Public School NANGUS 2722
Naradhan Public School Naradhan 2669
Narooma Public School Narooma 2546
Narrabri Public School Narrabri 2390
Narrabri West Public School Narrabri 2390
Narrandera Public School Narrandera 2700
Narromine Public School Narromine 2821
Nashdale Public School Nashdale 2800
Neville Public School Neville 2799
Niangala Public School Niangala 2354
Nimbin Central School Nimbin 2480
Nimmitabel Public School NIMMITABEL 2631
North East Public School of Distance Education Port Macquarie 2444
North Haven Public School NORTH HAVEN 2443
North Star Public School North Star 2408
Nundle Public School Nundle 2340
Nymboida Public School Nymboida 2460
Nyngan Public School Nyngan 2825
Oaklands Central School Oaklands 2646
Oberon Public School OBERON 2787
Ocean Shores Public School OCEAN SHORES 2483
Old Bar Public School OLD BAR 2430
Old Bonalbo Public School OLD BONALBO 2469
Orama Public School Thora 2454
Orange East Public School Orange 2800
Orange Public School Orange 2800
Orara Upper Public School UPPER ORARA 2450
Pacific Palms Public School BOOMERANG BEACH 2428
Palinyewah Public School ELLERSLIE 2648
Pallamallawa Public School PALLAMALLAWA 2399
Palmers Island Public School Palmers Island 2463
Pambula Public School Pambula 2549
Parkes East Public School Parkes 2870
Parkes Public School Parkes 2870
Parkview Public School Leeton 2705
Parry School Tamworth 2340
Paterson Public School Paterson 2421
Peak Hill Central School Peak Hill 2869
Penrose Public School Penrose 2579
Pilliga Public School Pilliga 2388
Pleasant Hills Public School Pleasant Hills 2658
Pomona Public School Pomona 2648
Pooncarie Public School Pooncarie 2648
Portland Central School PORTLAND 2847
Pottsville Beach Public School Pottsville 2489
Quaama Public School Quaama 2550
Quambone Public School Quambone 2831
Quandialla Public School Quandialla 2721
Quirindi Public School Quirindi 2343
Railway Town Public School Broken Hill 2880
Rand Public School Rand 2642
Rankins Springs Public School Rankins Springs 2669
Rappville Public School RAPPVILLE 2469
Red Range Public School Red Range 2370
Robertson Public School ROBERTSON 2577
Rockley Public School Rockley 2795
Rollands Plains Upper Public School Rollands Plains 2441
Rosewood Public School ROSEWOOD 2652
Ross Hill Public School Inverell 2360
Rowena Public School Rowena 2387
Rylstone Public School RYLSTONE 2849
Sanctuary Point Public School Sanctuary Point 2540
Sandy Beach Public School Sandy Beach 2456
Sandy Hollow Public School Sandy Hollow 2333
School of the Air Broken Hill 2880
Scone Public School Scone 2337
Scotts Head Public School Scotts Head 2447
Shepherds Park School Wagga Wagga 2650
Singleton Heights Public School Singleton Heights 2330
Singleton Public School Singleton 2330
Smithtown Public School Smithtown 2440
Snowy Valleys School Tumut 2720
Sofala Public School Sofala 2795
South West Rocks Public School SOUTH WEST ROCKS 2431
Southern Cross School of Distance Education East Ballina 2478
Spring Hill Public School Spring Hill 2800
Spring Ridge Public School Spring Ridge 2343
Spring Terrace Public School Spring Terrace 2798
Springdale Heights Public School Lavington 2641
St Georges Basin Public School Basin View 2540
Stockinbingal Public School Stockinbingal 2725
Stokers Siding Public School Stokers Siding 2484
Stratford Public School Stratford 2422
Stratheden Public School Stratheden 2470
Stroud Public School STROUD 2425
Stroud Road Public School Stroud Road 2415
Stuart Town Public School Stuart Town 2820
Stuarts Point Public School Stuarts Point 2441
Sunshine Bay Public School Batehaven 2536
Sussex Inlet Public School Sussex Inlet 2540
Sydney Distance Education Primary School Surry Hills 2010
Table Top Public School Table Top 2640
Tabulam Public School Tabulam 2469
Talbingo Public School Talbingo 2720
Tallimba Public School Tallimba 2669
Tallong Public School TALLONG 2579
Tambar Springs Public School Tambar Springs 2381
Tanja Public School Tanja 2550
Tarago Public School Tarago 2580
Taralga Public School Taralga 2580
Tarcutta Public School Tarcutta 2652
Taree Public School Taree 2430
Taree West Public School Taree 2430
Tathra Public School Tathra 2550
Tea Gardens Public School TEA GARDENS 2324
Temora Public School TEMORA 2666
Temora West Public School Temora 2666
Tharbogang Public School Tharbogang 2680
The Bidgee School Wagga Wagga 2650
The Channon Public School The Channon 2480
The Pocket Public School The Pocket 2483
The Risk Public School THE RISK 2474
The Rock Central School The Rock 2655
The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School TENTERFIELD 2372
Thurgoona Public School Thurgoona 2640
Tibooburra Outback Public School Tibooburra 2880
Tingha Public School Tingha 2369
Tinonee Public School TINONEE 2430
Tirriwirri School Karabar 2620
Tocumwal Public School Tocumwal 2714
Tomerong Public School Tomerong 2540
Tooleybuc Central School Tooleybuc 2736
Toomelah Public School Boggabilla 2409
Tooraweenah Public School Tooraweenah 2831
Tottenham Central School Tottenham 2873
Towamba Public School Towamba 2550
Trangie Central School Trangie 2823
Trundle Central School Trundle 2875
Trunkey Public School Trunkey Creek 2795
Tucabia Public School Tucabia 2462
Tullamore Central School TULLAMORE 2874
Tullibigeal Central School Tullibigeal 2669
Tulloona Public School Tulloona 2400
Tumbarumba Public School Tumbarumba 2653
Tumbulgum Public School Tumbulgum 2490
Tumut Public School Tumut 2720
Tuncurry Public School TUNCURRY 2428
Tyalgum Public School Tyalgum 2484
Uki Public School UKI 2484
Ulladulla Public School Ulladulla 2539
Ulong Public School Ulong 2450
Ungarie Central School UNGARIE 2669
Upper Coopers Creek Public School Upper Coopers Creek 2480
Upper Lansdowne Public School Upper Lansdowne 2430
Urana Public School Urana 2645
Urbenville Public School Urbenville 2475
Vacy Public School Vacy 2421
Vincentia Public School Vincentia 2540
Wakool Burraboi Public School Wakool 2710
Walbundrie Public School WALBUNDRIE 2642
Walcha Central School Walcha 2354
Walgett Community College - Primary School Walgett 2832
Walhallow Public School CAROONA 2343
Walla Walla Public School Walla Walla 2659
Wallabadah Public School Wallabadah 2343
Wallendbeen Public School Wallendbeen 2588
Wamoon Public School Wamoon 2705
Wanaaring Public School Wanaaring 2840
Warialda Public School Warialda 2402
Warren Central School WARREN 2824
Wattle Flat Public School Wattle Flat 2795
Wauchope Public School Wauchope 2446
Wee Jasper Public School Wee Jasper 2582
Wee Waa Public School Wee Waa 2388
Weethalle Public School Weethalle 2669
Weilmoringle Public School Weilmoringle 2839
Wellington Public School Wellington 2820
Wentworth Public School WENTWORTH 2648
Werris Creek Public School WERRIS CREEK 2341
West Wyalong Public School West Wyalong 2671
Wewak Street School North Albury 2640
Whian Whian Public School Whian Whian 2480
White Cliffs Public School White Cliffs 2836
Whitton-Murrami Public School Whitton 2705
Wiangaree Public School WIANGAREE 2474
Wilcannia Central School Wilcannia 2836
Willans Hill School Wagga Wagga 2650
Willawarrin Public School Willawarrin 2440
Willow Tree Public School WILLOW TREE 2339
Wilson Park School EAST LISMORE 2480
Wilsons Creek Public School Mullumbimby 2482
Windellama Public School Windellama 2580
Wingello Public School Wingello 2579
Wingham Brush Public School WINGHAM 2429
Wingham Public School WINGHAM 2429
Wolumla Public School WOLUMLA 2550
Wombat Public School Wombat 2587
Woodburn Public School Woodburn 2472
Woodenbong Central School Woodenbong 2476
Woodstock Public School Woodstock 2793
Woolbrook Public School Woolbrook 2354
Woolgoolga Public School Woolgoolga 2456
Wooli Public School Wooli 2462
Woolomin Public School Woolomin 2340
Wyalong Public School Wyalong 2671
Wyndham Public School Wyndham 2550
Wytaliba Public School Glen Innes 2370
Yamba Public School YAMBA 2464
Yanco Public School Yanco 2703
Yarrowitch Public School Yarrowitch 2354
Yass Public School Yass 2582
Yenda Public School Yenda 2681
Yeoval Central School Yeoval 2868
Yerong Creek Public School Yerong Creek 2642
Yetman Public School Yetman 2410
Yoogali Public School Yoogali 2680
Young North Public School Young 2594
Young Public School Young 2594

Number of school choices allowed

Opportunity class applications allow up to 2 school choices.

You must choose your first choice school, and you may also select a second choice school in case you don't get your first choice.

Fees

NSW public primary schools that have opportunity classes or host Aurora College classes do not charge attendance fees.

Schools may ask parents to make payments for curriculum-related resources, such as textbooks and materials needed for some subjects. Families may also be asked to make payments to cover the costs of school excursions or sports their child plays.

Opportunity class students working together on a group project in class Opportunity class students working together on a group project in class

Who can apply?

Parents and carers can apply for placement if their child is in:

  • a NSW public school
  • a non-government school
  • home study
  • an interstate school
  • an overseas school.

The Equity Placement Model

The Equity Placement Model helps to make access to opportunity classes fairer for the following under-represented groups:

  • students from low socio-educational advantage areas
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
  • students from rural and remote locations
  • students with disability.

The model holds up to 20% of places at each school for students from these groups to help increase their participation.

Learn more at Fair access.

Residency requirements

Parents must be aware that:

  • students and their families must be living in NSW by the beginning of the school year of entry.
  • conditions may apply to students who are not citizens or permanent residents of Australia or citizens of New Zealand. Review the conditions at Visa subclasses and enrolment conditions.

What if I don’t currently meet the residency conditions?

If you think you will meet all the residency conditions before we release initial offers, you may still apply and your child can sit the placement test.

You must meet citizenship or eligible visa conditions before you can receive a placement offer.

Are you currently living interstate or overseas?

If you and your child will be living in NSW by the start of Year 5 and will then meet the residency requirements, you can apply for opportunity class placement.

If possible, your child should travel to NSW to sit the placement test.

You must provide evidence that you meet the residency requirements before you can be offered a place. For example, you may need to upload supporting documents in the application dashboard. For more information please refer to the Selective high schools and opportunity class placement procedures.

Location of the placement test

The placement test is held in test centres in NSW only.

Students living interstate or overseas should travel to NSW to sit the test, where possible.

Students have a better chance of placement if they sit the test. Only 5% of places are reserved for students who could not sit the test but qualify based on alternative evidence of academic merit.

Travelling to NSW to sit the test

Parents who live interstate or overseas should enter in their application a suitable NSW suburb so that a nearby test centre can be allocated for their child.

If you intend to travel to NSW for the test but realise before the test date that you will not be able to, please let the Selective Education Unit know immediately.

Unable to travel to NSW for the test

If your child cannot be in NSW to sit the test you should:

Report of academic merit requirements
  • A recent, reliable, full scale Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children 5th Edition (WISC V) IQ report in English (conducted within the last 2 years). The test must be administered and signed by a registered psychologist, sourced and paid for by the parent.
  • Standardised test results in reading and mathematics. These can be administered by a psychologist or certified teacher. The specific test depends on what is available to the person administering the tests. Examples of standardised tests are the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III and WIAT-IV) or Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) Maths and Reading. The psychologist or teacher should be able to advise which standardised tests would be available.

Interstate and overseas students do not need to submit any other school reports.

Aurora College

Students must be currently attending or intending to enrol in a rural or remote NSW public school (their Aurora College host school) to be considered for entry.

If their child is not currently attending an authorised host school, parents must indicate in their application which rural and remote Aurora College host school they will be enrolling their child in.

Students are not eligible to attend the Aurora College opportunity class while they are enrolled in a NSW public school which is close to, or part of, another opportunity class.

Age and school year

For opportunity class placement, students are usually:

  • at the end of Year 3 or the beginning of Year 4 at the time of applying
  • in Year 5 when sitting the test.
  • aged between 9 years and 5 months and 11 years at the time they start Year 5.

For Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2026, students would usually have their birth date between 1 January 2015 and 31 July 2016.

If your child is outside the usual age range or school Year when applying, you should explain the reasons for this in your application.

If your child is in Year 5 at the time of the test, they can only be considered for placement in rare cases. You must provide a full explanation of why they are repeating with supporting documentation including from your child's principal.

If you want your child to be accelerated from Year 3 to Year 5 in the following year, you must provide evidence of support from the school principal.

The selection committee will determine whether applications for students outside the usual age or Year range will be accepted.

The selection committee may:

  • request further information and evidence
  • decide not to accept students who are much older than the usual age range set out above
  • decide not to accept students who are seeking to repeat Year 5 in an opportunity class.
  • request an interview if the student is very young to determine any special requirements
  • decide that acceleration (skipping a school year) is not appropriate after considering the student's circumstances, including the consultation between the school, family and student, and section 1.4.4. of the High Potential and Gifted Education policy.

Entry to opportunity classes is based on a student's academic merit. Therefore, the placement of one sibling does not guarantee the placement of another. Each sibling needs to meet the test performance requirements to receive an offer.

Siblings of students placed in an opportunity class are not guaranteed a non-selective place at the same school, unless they are living within the school's intake area.

Parents may apply to the school for out-of-area enrolment, but are subject to enrolment eligibility and the school's capacity to accept non-local students. Parents should consider this when choosing schools. For more information, please refer to the Selective high school and opportunity class placement procedures.

Does my child get automatic entry to a selective high school if they are placed in an opportunity class?

No. You will need to apply separately for selective high school placement when your child is in Year 5 for placement in Year 7.

Learn more at Application process.

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