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Balgowlah Heights Public School

Balgowlah Heights Public School

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Opportunity class placement

OC teachers and students working on an iPad

The Opportunity Class program at Balgowlah Heights Public School is for academically gifted students in Years 5 and 6. The class provides a forum in which students can learn to be creative and critical thinkers. In this stimulating learning environment, students are encouraged to excel in all aspects of academic, social, sporting and artistic endeavour. They develop positive relationships with like-minded peers and learn alongside others of similar ability.

Entry to the class is via assessment through the Selective Schools Unit, Sydney. Students are required to complete an exam while in Year 4. The exam is held in July each year with the results sent to parents in October. The exam consists of an English component, mathematics and general ability components.

Year 5 opportunity class 2021

Students who have gained a place or are on the reserve list for the Opportunity Class (OC) at Balgowlah Heights Public School are invited to attend an orientation morning in Term 4. At this time students will be able to meet students who have also been offered a place in their class as well as meet the Year 5 Opportunity Class teacher for 2021.

Students will also be given a tour of the school and will have the opportunity to visit an OC classroom. Attendance at the orientation morning is not compulsory however we would encourage students and their families to attend the program.

Key dates

Click on the link for more information and key dates with regards to Opportunity Classes.