Girraween High School

Aspire - Respect - Unite

Telephone02 9636 7293

Emailgirraween-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Years 8 to 12 enrolment information

Applications for selective high schools 2020 are now open.  Applications and payments must be received by 3pm on Friday 26th July 2019.  No late applications will be accepted.  There is an application fee of $100 for the students to sit for the test.  The administration fee pays for the setting and marking of the test and for the supervision on the day.  The Selective Test date is Saturday 10th of August 2019.

Further details and the application form can be found on the Department of Education selective high schools – Year 8 to 12 information page.

Students must compete academically with all other candidates for entry to Girraween High School.

In determining academic merit, the selection committee will consider:

  1. The results of the entry test
  2. The application with its supporting documentation as listed below.
  • Original Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship or Visa.
  • Photocopies of student's 2018 half-yearly and yearly reports, and the 2019 half-yearly report.
  • Photocopies of the last two NAPLAN reports. For students applying for Year 8 or Year 10, please send your 2019 NAPLAN results to the school as soon as they are available.
  • Photocopies of external academic achievements for the past two years.
  • Photocopies of evidence of participation in extra-curricular activities. 

Any other information supplied by the candidate.

Generally, only a few places become available at Girraween High School in Years 8 to 10.

You are entitled to apply for entry up to a maximum of 3 selective high schools. Each high school must receive their own application form and the order of preference must be listed the same on all applications. If the test date is the same, the student is to sit the test at their first preference school.

Girraween High School shares results with:

  • North Sydney Girls High School
  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus
  • St George Girls High School
  • Gosford High School
  • Caringbah High School
  • Fort Street High School

Students cannot automatically transfer between selective high schools. If a student is already enrolled at a selective high school and wants to go to another, the parents must fill out an application form for entry and lodge it directly with the selective high school they want their child to attend and follow their application procedures.

Enrolment into Year 12 would, in the majority of circumstances, be an educational disadvantage for the student.  Therefore enrolment into Year 12 would be highly unlikely and would be at the discretion of the Principal.

View the Girraween High School Enrolment Policy

Test procedures

The test focuses on reading comprehension, written expression, mathematical reasoning and abstract reasoning.

View a copy of the candidate information bulletin for more information regarding the test

higher ability selection test (HAST) sample question booklet  has been developed in response to candidates wanting to know what the actual test is like. This booklet is suitable for Year 7 and 8.

There is no specific sample question book for Years 9 to 11, however Acer bookshop has advised us that the Acer scholarship test sample collection of questions is very similar to HAST test and is an option. this booklet includes a section for junior, middle and senior secondary levels however they do not include abstract reasoning. To purchase an online practice test for level 2 (Year 9 to 10) and level 3 (Year 11), parents will need to create a parent account in the scholarship online application system to purchase.

For further information about these tests please contact Acer.

Phone: 03 9277 5447
Fax: 03 9277 5499
Email: sales@acer.edu.au

 

Please complete application checklist and attach to application package.