Girraween High School

Aspire - Respect - Unite

Telephone02 9636 7293

Years 8 to 11 Enrolment Information

Applications for selective high schools 2022 open on Monday 21st June 2021.  Applications and payments must be received by 3pm on Friday 16th July 2021. Please be mindful of Social Distancing and limit one person to drop off application. 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 7th of August 2021.

Further details and the application form can be found on the Department of Education- when applications open.  ehhtps:// opportunity-classes/years-8-to-12.

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 2020 half-yearly and yearly reports, and the 2021 half-yearly report.
  • Photocopies of the last  NAPLAN reports. For students applying for Year 11, please provide your last two NAPLAN reports.
  • 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 9. In 2022 additional classes for Year 10 and 11 with at least 20 additional places in each.

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 (Year 11 Exam)
  • Penrith 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 (PDF 136KB)

Test procedures

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

View a copy of the candidate information bulletin (PDF 374KB) 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

Please complete application checklist (PDF 69KB) and attach to application package.