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St George Girls High School

St George Girls High School

An Academically Selective High School for Girls

Telephone02 9587 5902


Year 7 Enrolment

Year 7 placements are administered by the High Performing Students Team. Year 7 entry into selective schools is determined by the student's results in the Selective High School Placement Test in English (including reading and writing), Mathematics and general ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English and Mathematics.

Applications for entry in 2023 opened on 19 October 2021 and closed on 17 November 2021. The placement test was held on 31 March 2022.

Applications for Entry into Year 7 2023

The selective high school placement process for Year 7 is administered by the High Performing Students Team of the NSW Department of Education. All enquiries should be directed to this Team.

For further information, translation or assistance contact:

High Performing Students Team
Department of Education
GPO Box 33

Telephone: 1300 880 367


Please note applications for 2023 have closed.

Entrance into Years 8 – 12, 2023 Application Process

You must send a separate application to each of the selective high schools in which you are seeking enrolment.

Testing is Required for 2023 Entry

For placement in 2023, applications will open on 21 June and close at 3:00 pm on 22 July 2022.

Instructions for Applicants

Prior to completing the Application online you will be required to:

1.   Save the following documents as individual PDF files to attach to the Online Google Application Form. Please do not attach any other documents.

  • Semester 1/2022 School Report
  • Semester 2/2021 School Report
  • Birth Certificate
  • Australian Passport or Australian Citizenship

2.   The application must be accompanied by payment of either; 

  • $100 non-refundable application fee if St George Girls High School is your 1st preference. The application fee pays for the setting and marking of the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) by Australian Council Educational Research (ACER) Melbourne; and for the supervision of the test on Saturday 6 August 2022 by external invigilators.
  • $40 non-refundable application fee if St George Girls is your 2nd or 3rd preference and the 1st preference is one of the following listed schools co-ordinating their entrance test procedures: 
  • St George Girls High School
  • Caringbah High School
  • Fort Street High School - Year 11 only
  • Girraween High School
  • Gosford High School
  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • Manly Selective Campus
  • Penrith Selective High School     

       Making an Online Payment via    

Click on the ‘Make a Payment’ link and enter the following details:


Student given name  -  enter the applicant's first name.
Student middle name - this is optional.
Student family name - enter the student's last name.
Student date of birth -  enter using DD/MM/YYYY format.
Student year or class name - please enter the school year you are applying for.
Student registration number (optional) -  leave blank
Statement or invoice number (optional) - leave blank


Your given name - parent/carer first name.
Your family name - parent/carer last name.
Your email address - parent/carer email.
Your additional email address - optional.
Your phone number - enter best number to contact you.


Payment type  -  click drop down and select ‘Other’ 
Payment description  -  enter ‘Year (year applying for) Application 2023' (e.g. Year 8 Application 2023) 
Payment amount  -  enter $100.00 or $40.00 dependent upon application preference 
Total amount paid (AUD)  - either $100 or $40
Click Next
Review details
Click next


Enter credit card details as requested on screen 
Click  Submit

Once confirmed, please make a note of your payment receipt number as you will be required to enter this on to the Online Google Application Form.

3.    Submitting your application (select ONE of the following options only):

  • Online Google Application Form (preferred option) – follow the link
  • Submit in person – Applications may be left at Reception in a sealed envelope during 21 June - 1 July and 18 - 22 July between 8.30am – 3.00pm (school term office hours).
  • Mail application to St George Girls High School, Victoria Street, Kogarah 2217. All applications mailed on Friday 22 July 2022 must be post marked 22 July 2022 by the Post Office. We highly recommend using registered post so you can track the application.
  • Please note last opportunity to submit hand in or online applications is 3:00 pm on Friday 22 July, NO EXCEPTIONS. We strongly advise you aim to submit earlier than this date.

4.    Receipt of your application and payment will be acknowledged by St George Girls High School in writing.

5.    If your first preference is St George Girls High School, students will sit the HAST at St George Girls High School on Saturday 6 August 2022 commencing at 9:30am

Please note Email applications will not be accepted

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information regarding the examination paper please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin available on the HAST Website: (select 4 test package) as it contains useful information about the HAST along with some test taking tips.


Eligibility Criteria:

Academic Merit

In determining academic merit for an offer of placement, the Selection Committee will consider the following criteria:  

  • Applicants performance in the HAST which assesses reading comprehension, mathematical reasoning, abstract reasoning and written expression.
  • Academic achievement as demonstrated in the two most recent school reports
  • Possible student interview based on performance in the HAST.
  • Student to complete Personal Reflection Statement when requested, prior to interview. This must be completed in the student’s own handwriting.

Australian citizenship and residency status

Candidates must be Australian citizens or holders of a visa granting permanent resident status in Australia.

Citizens of New Zealand are eligible for selective high school entry. Permanent residents of New Zealand are considered in the same manner as temporary residents of Australia and are not normally eligible.

If you do not meet these residency requirements at the time of applying but expect to meet them by the time offers are made, you are allowed to apply provided you are already living in Australia.

If your application is successful, you must show original documentation, such as a Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship, birth certificates or visas, before the school can enrol your child. Your child’s offer may be cancelled if it is based on false or misleading information.

Residential address

Your family must be living in NSW by the beginning of the 2023 school year. If your family normally lives in NSW but you are temporarily out of the state, you should expect to return before the student is enrolled in a selective high school. If you continue to live outside NSW after the 2023 school year begins your application will be considered only if there are vacancies remaining after all suitable applicants from NSW have been placed.

How Many Students Gained Entry to St George Girls from Years 8 – 11 in 2022?

In 2022 at St George Girls High School, three students were invited to enrol in Year 8, seven places in Year 9, six in Year 10 and 25 in Year 11. 

This information is provided to parents and students so that they can make an informed choice about whether to proceed with the enrolment application. A further consideration is the distance your daughter may have to travel should she be successful. 


Detailed information regarding the application process from the High Performing Students Team for Year 8-12 entry, including eligibility criteria is available via the following link:

If you plan to mail your application please click on this link.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

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