The application process for entering North Sydney Boys in Years 8-11
There is an opportunity for students to enter the school in years 8 to 11 with a direct application to the school. Please note that North Sydney Boys does not accept any enrolments into year 12.
Applications for entry in 2022 will open on 21 June 2021.
The closing date for 2022 applications is 16 July 2021.
The application process involves a(n):
Written Application (to be submitted with a Payment Form for the non-refundable application fee of $100)
There are two parts to the written application:
Department of Education Year 8 to 12 Entry to Selective High Schools Application Form
Additional Information including a summary of High School achievements
1. DoE Year 8 to 12 Entry to Selective High Schools Application form
Candidates must submit a separate application to each selective school (up to 3) they wish to apply for. When applications are open, the form will be available here. In this written application, students are required to supply copies of:
Most recent 3 school reports, i.e. half-yearly report for the current year, and the half-yearly and yearly reports for the previous year. If the half-yearly report for the current year is not available at the time of submission, applicants are required to provide it as soon as possible by email, post or directly to the school office.
Most recent NAPLAN report
Results for Valid Science 8 and/or Valid Science 10 if their school participated in these tests.
Selective Schools and/or OC test results
External academic achievements for the past 2 years. This could include certificates and competition results from ICAS, RACI and AMT
Evidence of participation in extracurricular activities
2. North Sydney Boys High School’s Summary of School Achievements
This form is unique to North Sydney Boys and can be found here when applications are open.
In the past, the form has required students to attach:
Copies of the applicant’s two most recent semester reports
Copies of Year 7 and/or Year 9 NAPLAN reports if applicable
Evidence of co-curricular involvement and achievements
Students and their parents may need to attend an interview with the Principal, Year Adviser and Director of North Sydney Public Schools.
Applications are considered by a committee including the principal and two teacher assessors.
The Selection Committee will consider the following criteria to rank the candidates:
An educational history of the student
His performance in academic competitions
His sporting interests and accomplishments
His co-curricular interests and abilities
His reasons for wishing to attend North Sydney Boys High School
Availability of subjects and/or courses
Outcomes and offers
Students will either be:
Offered a place
Put on a reserved list
Told they were not successful qualifying for a place
Told there are no vacancies for that year
Students who receive an offer should complete their responses as soon as possible as they lapse if not received by the due date.
Offers will be rescinded if the student does not enrol on day 1.
Offers will be cancelled if false or misleading information is provided to gain admission.
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