Documentation regarding the 2023 Years 8-11 intake will be made available in mid 2022. Scroll down and select the Years 8-11 tab to view the current information including dates.
Normanhurst Boys High School is an academically selective school and consequently its enrolment policy is largely determined by the Selective Schools Unit of the Department of Education. In particular, entry of all students into Year 7 is managed by the High Performing Students Unit.
School information for parents
For parents and students wishing to apply for entry to Normanhurst Boys there will be two Open Day information mornings held to assist current Year 5 students and their parents in making decisions about high school options. The dates and times will be advertised on the front page of this website, up to four weeks prior to the date.
Entry of all students into Year 7 is managed by the High Performing Students Unit of the Department of Education.
Offers and placement on the reserve lists are made on a hierarchical basis using the results of the selective schools examination and input from a selection committee. The committee consists of an officer from the High Performing Students Unit, the School Education Area Director (or nominee), the Principal and a parent representative. The committee reviews areas such as illness/misadventure, NESB, ATSI, overseas applications and other information relevant to a student’s application and makes a determination as to where placement on the list is to occur.
There is a ceiling of 120 students entering Year 7. Vacancies, which may subsequently occur, are filled by the High Performing Students Unit up until the commencement of Term 3. Vacancies that occur after this time are filled at the school’s discretion. If filled by the school, the reserve list continues to be used as the basis for enrolment.
All enquiries regarding Year 7 entry should be directed to the High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as on Facebook.
Entry to selective high schools in Years 8 to 11 is based on decisions made by the local school’s selection committee and, unlike Year 7 entries, does not depend on a centralised program of entry.
Entry to the small number of places that become available in Years 8-11 each year at Normanhurst Boys High School is filled through an application including an entry test in Literacy and Numeracy as well as a review of accompanying documentation to support the student’s application. The number of places offered in each of Years 8-10 usually does not exceed five. However, there are usually 15 to 20 places available for entry into Year 11.
The entrance examinations for Years 8-11 are conducted in the school hall each year.
A selection committee, consisting of the Principal (or their nominee), a staff representative and a representative from the Parents & Citizens Association will consider each application. An interview at the school may be required before a final offer is made.
Applications for entry to Normanhurst Boys High School commence on Tuesday 21 June 2022
The entrance examination for the Years 8-11 2023 intake has now been scheduled for 31 July 2022
There are three steps to applying at Normanhurst Boys High School:
- Fill out an online registration form (Due Friday 22 July 2022 - this form must be filled out first to generate a PDF unique to your application).
- Each application for Years 8-11 needs to be accompanied with an administration fee of $100 payable online.
- Compile the application package and have it either delivered to the school personally or via Australia Post before Friday 22 July 2022 3:00 pm. Emailed submissions are not accepted.
⚠ Documentation will not be accepted on the day of the entrance examination.
*Supplementary supporting documentation consists of, but is not limited to, the student’s last two school reports, their last NAPLAN results, and any academic, sporting or other awards or achievements, both co-curricular and extra-curricular if applicable, etc. No originals please.
Further information: see the NSW Department of Education's application information PDF and also the selective high schools page.
If your child is applying for other entrance to other selective schools for Years 8-11 2023
A common application package applies to all schools and is available from all selective high schools, school education group offices and on the Department of Education’s High Performing Student Unit website. A separate application form must be provided to each selective high school you choose, up to a maximum of three schools.
For further details on Selective School Applications, please refer to the High Performing Students Unit site at https://education.nsw.gov.au/shs-o.
Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT?
Email email@example.com to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.