Selective High Schools: Year 7 placement

Entry to Year 7 in 2017

The Test authority letter that tells you your child's test centre will be sent by email and post by Thursday 25 February. If you do not receive it by the next day, please contact the Unit. If you accept mail only, allow extra time for postal delivery before contacting the Unit. 

The Selective High School Placement Test for entry to Year 7 in 2017 is held on 10 March 2016.

Applications for selective high schools in 2017 closed at 10.00 pm on 16 November 2015. Late applications are not accepted.


Entry to Year 7 in 2016

Students who had accepted an offer to a selective high school were removed from the reserve lists of all schools of higher choice on Wednesday 16 December 2015.

The reserve list is no longer updated online. Telephone the Unit if you want updates to the reserve list.

The letter of Authority to attend a selective school in 2016 was sent to parents on Thursday 14 January 2016.


Future changes to Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Recently announced changes to Hurlstone Agricultural High School will not affect students enrolling in Year 7 in 2016. See the Hurlstone Agricultural High School website for more information.


 
 
Key dates for entry to Year 7 in 2017

Date  Activity
13 October 2015  Application opens, online only, for 2017 entry
16 November 2015  Applications close. No late applications
8 December 2015

 Non-government Principals form sent to the Unit

25 February 2016  Test authority letters sent
10 March 2016  Selective High School Placement Test
 by 25 March 2016  Illness/misadventure claims submitted
 by 29 April 2016  Change of school choice requested
 Early July 2016  Placement outcome advice sent

 
Introduction to the selective high school placement process


See below for Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese language versions of this guide and translated information about the placement process.

There have been a number of changes to the selective high school placement process since the parent information presentations were created. Go to the following link to see these changes: Updated information

Selective high schools and opportunity classes: An Aboriginal perspective

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

 
Introduction to the selective high school placement process
 
 
General information about selective high schools
 
Translations: Introduction to the selective high school placement process
 
Introduction to the selective high school placement process
Translated documents
 
 

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