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Selecting a Secondary School

Selecting a Secondary School

What types of secondary schools are available in each state?

How can information about secondary schools and systems in each state be accessed?

What types of secondary schools are available in each state?

The different types of schools in New South Wales are:

  • Government schools
  • Non-government schools

    • Systemic schools e.g. Catholic diocesan schools
    • Independent schools

How can information about secondary schools and systems in each state be accessed?

Information about government schools in NSW can be obtained by visiting the Department of Education and Training website: www.det.nsw.edu.au.

Information about catholic systemic schools in NSW can be obtained by visiting the Catholic Education Commission website: www.cecnsw.catholic.edu.au.

Information about some independent schools in NSW can be obtained by visiting the Association of Independent Schools website: www.aisnsw.edu.au.

What actions should students undertake when transferring to each state or territory during Years 7 - 10?

Students transferring during Years 7-10 should obtain from their school copies of their reports, other evidence of their attainments and details of courses studied at their school. This information should then be presented to the principal of the receiving school.

Students transferring during Year 10 will have their attainments in all similar courses (based on the assessment details provided by the previous school) recognised by the receiving school. If the curriculum organisation of the new school does not allow the transferring student to meet all the mandatory curriculum requirements for the School Certificate, the principal of the new school may deem the student to have completed the mandatory requirements provided that the student provides documentary and/or other evidence to the principal s satisfaction.

What actions should students undertake when transferring to each state or territory after having just completed Year 10?

Students transferring after having just completed Year 10 should obtain from their school copies of their reports, other evidence of their attainments and details of courses studied at their school. This information should then be presented to the principal of the receiving school. Students transferring from interstate or overseas may be eligible to enter the Higher School Certificate program if their qualifications are considered satisfactory by the Board of Studies. Generally, the qualifications of students who have satisfactorily completed Year 10 interstate or overseas will be considered satisfactory.

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