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Gosford High School

Gosford High School

An inspired and ethical community of learners and leaders

Telephone02 4325 2048

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

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Gosford High School is an academically selective high school.

Students seeking enrolment into Year 7 at Gosford High School must sit  the selective schools test. 

Placements are offered by the  NSW Department of Education High Performance Unit  based on the results of that test.

Applications for Year 7 entry in 2025 have closed. 

Application for entry into Year 7 is determined by an examination set by the High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education

The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on the 9th May 2024.

For detailed information regarding Year 7 entry : Year 7 Application Process & Information

 

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APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 8 TO YEAR 11 2024 HAVE NOW CLOSED

The following information is provided for information purposes only.  

  • Applications for Years 8-11,  2025 open on 21st June 2024
  • Applications for Years 8-11,  2025 will close on 26th July 2024
  • The placement test in the GHS school hall in August 2024. Date to be advised.
  • The Selection Committee will meet to consider 2025 applications in September 2024
  • Outcome advice  to applicants forwarded by Australia Post in September / October 2024

 

Gosford High School and the schools listed below coordinate their entry test procedures for Years 8 to 11.

  • Caringbah High School
  • Fort Street High School - Year 11 only
  • Girraween High School
  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • Manly Selective Campus
  • Sydney Technical High
  • Penrith Selective High School
  • St George Girls High School

 

Application can be made to a maximum of three selective high schools.  To gain entry to the above selective schools in Years 8-11 your child will need to sit the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne.

If your first preference is Gosford High School, you will need to apply and pay for the test at Gosford High School prior to the closing date.  Your child will then sit the test at Gosford High School.

You must send separate applications to all the Selective High schools in which you are seeking enrolment.

An administration fee of $50 is required to lodge an application at Gosford High School if we are NOT your first choice.

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$80.00  - For students sitting the test at Gosford High School

$50.00  - Administration fee if Gosford is not your first choice

 

For detailed information regarding the application process for Years 8-11 entry, including eligibility criteria

TEST VENUE:      Gosford High School hall

TEST DATE:         TBA

COST OF TEST:   $80.00

 

All applicants must bring a photo ID to the exam.

 

For Years 8-11 Download the application form within the open dates listed above.

Along with the application the following information is also required.

  • A covering letter
  • A copy of your child's birth certificate, citizenship certificate or passport and visa documents
  • Copies of the last 2 years reports 
  • Half yearly report for 2023 (If 2023 half yearly report is not available before closing date, please send in your application with all the other required documents with a covering letter explaining the half yearly report will be forwarded as soon as practicable)
  • Copies of the most recent NAPLAN results (2023 results can be emailed to the school when available)
  • Copies of achievements/awards
  • Also attach copies of any relevant documentation that supports the progress of the student

 

Due to the volume of applications we are not able to accept them electronically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.