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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 2023

  • 26 April 2022 | Applicatons open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in2023
  • 4 May 2022 | Opportunity Class Parent Information Session 7.00pm
  • 13 May 2022 | Applicatons close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in2023
  • 28 July 2022 | Opportunity Class Placement Test
  • 7 October 2022 | Placement outcome information sent to parents
  • 1 February 2023 | 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 28 July 2022.

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 Tuesday 26 April 2022 and Friday 13 May 2022. 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 Tuesday 26 April 2022.

You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Virtual School Tour

Year 5 OC 2023 | 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 13th December 2022(Order by 12pm Monday.)

All Orders purchased after 12pm Monday 12th December 2022 will be available for 2pm pick up Tuesday 31st January 2023

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.)

The Uniform Shop will be Closed Thursday 15th December 2022 for Stocktake and Re-Open  8.30am - 9.30am Tuesday 31st January 2023.

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