Opportunity Class Placement for 2015 entry


Related Information


Contact Details

High Performing Students Unit Postal address: Locked Bag 53, DARLINGHURST NSW 1300
Email: ssu@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 1300 880 367                  Fax: 02 9266 8435

Enquiries can also be directed to the principal of the public school that your child is currently attending.

Enquiries about courses and programs offered by specific opportunity classes should be addressed to the schools concerned.


Opportunity Class Placement

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2015

The Opportunity Class Placement Test was conducted on Wednesday 23 July 2014.

If your child was ill or experienced some form of misadventure on the day of the test you may complete an online illness/misadventure form. All claims involving illness must be accompanied by medical certificates which cover the test day. Those involving misadventure should be accompanied by supporting documentation where appropriate. Illness/misadventure claims must be received by Friday 8 August 2014.

Changes of school choice

Changes of school choice need to be either emailed or faxed to the Unit as it cannot be done over the phone. Please either email ssu@det.nsw.edu.au or fax 9266 8435 stating the student number and both the old and new choices by Friday 8 August 2014.


The key dates for application for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2015 are as follows:



Online application opens and application information and forms available in schools

 28 April 2014

Online application closes. Paper applications returned to schools. Applications cannot be lodged after this date.

 16 May 2014

Principals complete processing of applications

 6 June 2014

Test centre advice to parents

 9 July 2014

Opportunity Class Placement Test

 23 July 2014

Outcome advice

 late October 2014

Introduction to the opportunity class placement process

See below for Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese language versions of this guide.

Selective high schools and opportunity classes: An Aboriginal perspective

The DVD at the following link was developed with the support and participation of the Twugia project team from South Western Sydney Region. This DVD was designed to promote the benefits of Aboriginal students attending selective high schools and opportunity classes.

Opportunity class placement

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Links to further information
Translations: Introduction to the opportunity class placement process
 Introduction to the opportunity class placement process