Armidale Secondary College

Our Future. Our Learning.

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

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.

Our school's enrolment policy

Please view our enrolment policy which has been developed in accordance with the Department of Education “Enrolment of Students in NSW Government Schools”, August 1997 and “General Enrolment Procedures”, December 2018.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

To view our school's enrolment policy 

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.

High Potential and Gifted Students

There are two entry points for students wishing to gain access to the Selective Stream at Armidale Secondary College:

Year 7 Entry

Application for entry into the Year 7 selective class occurs when students are in Year 5.

Parents with internet access should apply online at Limited quantities of printed application forms are available from primary schools and can be downloaded from the Department’s Website.

Students entering the Year 7 class must sit and pass the State Selective High School Placement Test.

Successful students are made an offer by the High Performing Students Unit and take up that placement in Year 7.

Entry Years 8 to 10

Vacancies in Years 8 - 10 are able to be filled via the process overseen by the High Performing Students Unit.

All applicants for entry in Years 8 - 10 must apply using the Years 8 - 12 Selective High School Application Form which is available from the Department’s website by clicking here. In addition, they must include the following supporting documentation:

1.        School reports for the past two years

2.      Certificates of outstanding performance in relevant activities over the past two years

3.      A summary of involvement in other activities over the past two years which may support the application

4.     Proof of citizenship or permanent residence status where applicable

5.      NAPLAN results from the previous two NAPLAN tests

6.      A profile of the student and their capabilities signed by the current school principal. (External Applicants Only. For internal applicants this is organised by the school)

A copy of the application form and supporting documentation must be returned to Armidale Secondary College by the due date that is nominated on the Years 8 – 12 Selective High School Application Form.

Selection Committee

The suitability of applicants for a class will be determined by a committee chaired by the Principal.

The student's placement will be determined by:

  • A review of the requested documentation
  • A portfolio of student work samples
  • A student interview
  • Student self-reflection that is completed on the day of interview

Vacancies Years 8-10

As vacancies become available, the Principal or representative may consider inviting applicants from the waiting list.

Any student who can satisfy the Selection Committee that circumstances outside of their control have prevented them from submitting an application form by the due date may apply for special consideration and may have those circumstances considered by the Principal on a case-by-case basis. The Principal may then refer the student and the circumstances to the Selection Committee for consideration. This will only occur in the most exceptional of circumstances and the decision of the committee will be final.

The following link will give you information about Selective Schools and how to apply:

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

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

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

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.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

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

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.