Sydney Boys High School - Enrolment Policy - Year 7
The Enrolment Policy of Sydney Boys High School was drafted originally in 2001 by a School Community Committee and ratified by the School Council. It is reviewed annually each June. The policy explains the process by which students gain entry into Sydney Boys High School. The Year 7 process for enrolment differs from the process used to fill vacancies in Years 8-12.
The latest version of the Enrolment Policy was ratified by the School Council at its meeting held on 10 December 2013.
An enrolment ceiling for each year was set as follows:
The maximum possible enrolment is 1204 students.
Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of a visa granting permanent resident status in Australia. Proof of citizenship/residency must be provided.
Parents must be living in NSW by the beginning of the school year. Proof of NSW residency must also be provided.
Sydney Boys High School is an academically strong, single sex government school. It caters for the needs of gifted students. It is a member of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools - AAGPS or GPS as it is referred to. The GPS relationship which has involved SBHS since 1906 includes participation in sporting competitions held AFTER SCHOOL HOURS, principally on Saturdays and Friday nights.
Prospective applicants should be aware that our strong expectation is that boys will participate in competitive team sports. Students are expected to compete in a minimum of two GPS sports each year.
Year 7 Enrolment
A Placement Committee, consisting of the Principal, a Deputy Principal and a parent representative, is involved in the process of selecting students entering Year 7. It considers a variety of additional information supplied by applicants to the High Performing Students Unit. The Committee decides on various claims and illness, misadventure reports. The Placement Committee signs off on a finalised rank order list of applicants’ scores. Places are then offered according to High Performing Students Unit protocols.
Purposeful Grouping of Students
Applicants to Sydney Boys High School need to be aware that Purposeful Grouping is an aspect of student organisation.
Year 7 students are grouped for a range of purposes. Boys are grouped together to meet identified needs or to bring together students with similar interests and/or abilities.
Ability Grouping is one of the features of this school. Ability grouping occurs in some classes in Stage 5. The article Ability Grouping on this website outlines the rationale behind this approach.