Baulkham Hills High School

Persevere

Telephone02 9639 8699

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

Enrolment

Selective enrolments for Year 7

Baulkham Hills High School is a fully Selective High School and entry for Year 7 is based on the results of the Selective Schools Test conducted in March each year. All Year 6 students are invited to sit for the test at any of 130 centres located around the State. Applications to sit for the test are available from late October when the student is in Year 5. We do not hold open days or host tours of the school for individual families, only students who are offered a position will be invited to attend an Orientation Day.

Results are assessed by the High Performing Students Unit and applicants receive notification of outcomes by mail from the Department of Education. The school has no role in this selection process and cannot alter the outcome for any reason. Please refer all enquiries to the High Performing Students Unit:

Year 7 enrolments - step by step guide

Step 1: Parents/Carers will be offered a placement by the High Performing Students Unit.  You will need to respond to the High Performing Students Unit directly with the information you are supplied with to accept the position. There is no need to contact Baulkham Hills High School to accept the position.

Step 2: The High Performing Students Unit will contact Baulkham Hills High School with the details of all the students who have accepted.

Step 3: Towards the end of Term 3 students who have accepted a place will be posted information from Baulkham Hills High School. This information will include a confirmation of enrolment, transport details, uniform price list and student fees.

Step 4: Students and their parents/carers will be invited to attend an Orientation Day during Term 4.

Information about applying for Year 7 2023 available here

Selective enrolments for Year 8 to Year 11

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PLEASE NOTE : APPLICATIONS FOR 8-12 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED. 

Due to the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney - under these difficult circumstances and in the best interests of students and staff the HAST Test scheduled for Saturday 7 August 2021 has been cancelled.

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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 an application.

 
If you wish to apply for BHHS, and are currently located interstate or overseas, please follow the guidelines in the attached document. (Interstate and Overseas testing.PDF) This process must be completed by Friday 16 July 2021. (This information was communicated to the school on Tuesday 13 July 2021)
 
 
No late applications will be accepted.  There is an application fee of $100.00 ($60 administration fee and $40 HAST test fee) which includes sitting and marking of the test and for the supervision on the day
 
 
If  you wish to apply to Baulkham Hills High School as a 2nd or 3rd preference, the administration charge is $60.00.
 
Further details and the application form can be found on the Department of Education website when applications open. https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/years-8-to-12
 
Students must compete academically with all other candidates for entry to Baulkham Hills High School.
 
In determining academic merit, the selection committee will consider:
 
1.  The results of the entry test
2.  Supplementary Application Form
3.  The application with its supporting documentation as listed below.
 
  • Original Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship or Australian Passport and Visa (provide photocopies as well) 
  • Candidates must be Australian citizens or holders of a visa granting permanent resident status in Australia. Information on Australian citizenship is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/. You can get a Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship or a Visa grant notice to prove your visa status.
  • 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 10 and 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 limited number of places become available at Baulkham Hills High School in Years 8 to 11. 

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.

Baulkham Hills 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
  • Girraween 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.
 

Test procedures

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

View a copy of the candidate information bulletin (PDF 347KB) 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
Email: sales@acer.edu.au

Please complete application checklist (PDF 485KB) and attach to application package. 

It is preferred that applications are posted directly to the school at:

419a Windsor Road Baulkham Hills 2153.

Please note: NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR EMAIL.

If your first preference is Baulkham Hills High School, you will need to apply and pay for the test prior to the closing date. A $100.00 application fee is required. THIS FEE CANNOT BE PAID ONLINE.

 Payment options are as follows:

  • Personal Cheque, Money Order or Bank Cheque (made out to Baulkham Hills High School)
  • Due to Covid conditions please post applications to Baulkham Hills High School (photocopies only - no originals) or drop off in the School letterbox in the bus bay.  Additional reports/certificates will be accepted until 30 July 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email. Please ensure you have included your email address on the application.

Enrolments in the support unit

Baulkham Hills High School offers a Support Unit for students with disabilities. Please refer to the Student Support Program web site for details on enrolments and general information about how support units operate: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/disability-learning-and-support

For enrolment questions please contact the Local Educational Services team on 131 536.  For general enquiries about disability, learning and support please contact 
9244 5085 or Email disability.support@det.nsw.edu.au 

As Baulkham Hills High School is a fully selective school, support students are not fully integrated into the academic program of the school. Support students do attend roll classes each morning and participate in whole school events such as the swimming carnival, cross-country and the athletics carnivals. Please note the school does not hold Open Days for Support students, once you are offered a position you will be invited to attend an Orientation.

For travel arrangements please refer to the Assisted School Transport program website: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/astp

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

For more information, visit high school enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Please note that the above statement regarding local enrolment area is provided by the Department of Education, Baulkham Hills High School is fully selective and has no local catchment area.