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Balgowlah Heights Public School

Balgowlah Heights Public School

Excellence and Opportunity

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Selective high school placement

Selective high schools provide an educationally enriched environment for highly achieving, academically gifted students. Entry into selective schools is determined by the students' results in the Selective High School Placement Test, in English (including reading and writing), Mathematics and General Ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English and Mathematics. Other evidence of academic merit may also be considered.

Click on the link for more information and key dates with regards to Selective high schools and Opportunity classes.


Parents may appeal against the decision of the High Performing Students Unit selection committee if they know something specific happened to prevent their child from gaining higher school assessment scores or test scores (but not both) which might not have been considered by the selection committee. All appeals must be supported by relevant documentary evidence.

To protect the integrity and security of the procedures for school-based assessment for OC applications, confidential material will not be provided by Balgowlah Heights Public School to parents to support an appeal. This may include, but is not limited to, assessment materials or information relating to the performance of other students