17 Bellingara Rd, Sylvania, NSW, 2224
Where vacancies exist in a given year, the number of positions available to out of area applications will be determined by the Selection Committee, based on a clear set of criteria. There is no implied order established by this listing of criteria. A broad approach, based on the individual application, will form the basis of selection.
The Enrolment Committee considers each out of area application on the information supplied. This is a rigorous process as the school has a limited number of places for out of area applications. Non-local applicants need to provide detailed and accurate substantiating evidence to successfully meet the selection criteria including but not limited to: previous academic reports, documentation of achievements and NAPLAN reports.
The Selection Committee considers each out of area application on the information supplied. This process is competitive as the school has a limited number of places for out of area applications. Therefore, out of area applications need to provide sufficient information to adequately address as many of the selection criteria as possible to be successful.
For more information on non-local enrolments, please click below:DOE Enrolment Information
When completing the ‘Moving into Year 7 in a NSW Government School in 2022’ form received from the primary school and you would like to nominate Sylvania High School as your non-local area high school we suggest the following:
We believe it is important to have a full understanding of the capabilities of our students to best meet their learning needs. Our outstanding record of high academic achievement in the HSC, most recently affirmed in 2020 with 256 Band 5 and 6 results, is testament to our expertise in lifting achievement through intellectual rigour.
At Sylvania High School, we hold a Transition Day in Term 3 for students enrolled in Year 7 the following year, where they complete an assessment that helps us better understand all students’ capabilities, not just those who may have academic prowess. This ensures our testing process is in the spirit of authentic assessment that supports the transition of young people. It is not conducted before expressions of interest are completed in Term 1 of every year because it is not used as a means of securing enrolment in our school.
Whilst we cater for our high potential, gifted and highly gifted students through placement in an academic enrichment class, our beliefs about learning are underpinned by the principles of Gagne’s model of instructional design to ensure every student in every classroom has the opportunity to be enriched in their learning through high quality experiences and equity of access.
Every student enrolled for Year 7 at our school for the following year will be invited to the Transition Day in Term 3 to complete the placement test and also engage in additional learning and wellbeing activities that safeguards their successful transition to our school.