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Balgowlah Heights Public School

Balgowlah Heights Public School

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Opportunity class Year 5

Opportunity Classes (OC)

Opportunity classes cater for intellectually gifted and high potential students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. Students successfully placed will usually have to leave their current school to enrol in a school with an opportunity class for Years 5 and 6.

Each year the school has an intake of 30 Year 5 students. To qualify for this intake students must sit an external academic examination in Year 4 and be selected to attend the class.

The Opportunity Classes are integrated into the Stage 3 program and leadership structures.

For more information visit the website:

Key dates for Year 5 Opportunity Class of 2024

  • 30 March 2023 | Applicatons open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in2023
  • 3 May 2023 | Opportunity Class Parent Information Session 7.00pm
  • 53 May 2023 | Applicatons close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in2023
  • 27 July 2023 | Opportunity Class Placement Test
  • 20 October 2023 | Placement outcome information sent to parents
  • 2 February 2024 | The Opportunity Class will commence

Testing and assessment

Applications for opportunity class placement are considered on the results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test alone. Students who wish to be considered for opportunity class placement will sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test on Thursday 27 July 2023.

How to apply

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2023, you need to apply between Thursday 30 March 2023 and Monday 15 May 2023. You will need to access the online application at: . You must not use the child’s email address. Late applications are not usually accepted.

If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Team for assistance after Thursday 30 March 2023.

You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Virtual School Tour

Opportunity Class Image

Year 5 OC 2024 | Summer Uniform Order Form 

Uniform Shop Order Form (PDF 1.4kb)

Option 1 | Complete the Order Form and email it to  Your summer uniform pack will be ready for collection during TERM 4 on Tuesdays after 2.00pm from the Administration Office on the Western Campus up until Tuesday 12 December 2023

The last day to purchase is 8.30am-9.30am Tuesday 12 December 2023 as the shop is closed for stocktake on Thursday 14 December 2023 and re-opens 2.30pm-3.30pm on Thursday 1 February 2024. 

Option 2 | If your child needs to try on or you are after Second Hand items, uniforms can be purchased directly from the Uniform Shop during TERM 4.

Opening Times:  Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.30am

                             Thursdays 2.30 - 3.30pm

(Please fill out an Order Form for quicker service.)

For more information see our uniform shop webpage.

Interested in joining the BHPS Band?

If your child is interested in joing our Band program please contact the Band Coordinator, Mrs Caroline Fechner at for more information visit the Band website