You can appeal against the decision of the selection committee if you feel there were special factors which may have prevented your child from gaining higher school or test marks or if there were other factors which may not have been considered by the selection committee.
All appeals must be made on an Appeal Form (PDF ) which applicants should download or request from the Unit. You should complete your section of the appeal form and pass it on to the primary school principal, where applicable, no later than 14 days after the date of the outcome letter. The principal should complete the school's section and return the form to the Leader, High Performing Students Unit, no later than 21 days after the date on your outcome advice.
You should include evidence to support your appeal, where applicable. If your appeal is based on your child's school performance, the panel will consider evidence relating only to performance in Years 3 and 4 up to Friday 7 June 2013. The opportunity class appeals panel may consult the primary school in some cases. You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal in December 2013.
The Unit should be notified before Friday 9 August 2013 about any illness affecting your child's performance as part of the illness/misadventure process.
It should be noted that appeals based on illness will be considered only in exceptional circumstances (eg. illness diagnosed after 9 August). All such appeals must be accompanied by a medical certificate and an Independent Evidence of Illness (page 3 of the Illness/Misadventure form) completed by a medical practitioner.