St George Girls High School

An Academically Selective High School for Girls

Telephone02 9587 5902


Enrolment at St George Girls High School

Front entry of St George Girls Gigh School


St George Girls High School (enrolment 930 students, including 91.7% students from a Language Background Other than English) is an academically selective state high school with a well-respected reputation for providing exceptional educational outcomes and opportunities for high potential learners since 1916. 


Information about the School

St George Girls High School (enrolment 930 students, including 91.7% students from a Language Background Other than English) is an academically selective state high school with a well-respected reputation for providing exceptional educational outcomes and opportunities for high potential learners since 1916. 

The school offers a broad curriculum and a range of opportunities allowing students to achieve excellence in academic, creative, social, cultural, sporting, leadership and community endeavours. The school values collaborative learning practices, positive mindsets and building capacity and skills amongst its students to effectively allow them to engage in the world of the future, where problem solving, evaluating, working in teams, communicating, creating and innovating are not only valued concepts, but expected skills, attributes and capabilities.

School Vision Statement

St George Girls High School is a supportive learning environment that empowers high potential learners to explore their talents and maximise their academic and personal growth within a culture of high expectations.

The school community values high impact teaching and collaborative practice to build the capacity of students to be self-regulated and reflective learners.

Enrolment Processes

St George Girls High School has an enrolment ceiling of 150 students in Years 7-10.  New students will be considered for enrolment only when a current student leaves the school. In Year 11, the maximum number of students considered for enrolment is 168. The Principal determines the number of new students each year in Year 11, based on the results from the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) compiled by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the selection committee interview process. 

Selective high schools cater for academically gifted students with high potential who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates of their own academic standard.

The application process for entry into a fully or partially academically selective school begins when the student is in Year 5.

There is more information available about selective high schools and opportunity classes.

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

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 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 or your email application. Please do not attach any other documents.

  • Semester 1/2022 school report
  • Semester 2/2021 school report
  • Student’s birth certificate

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 test by Australian Council Educational Research (ACER) Melbourne and for the supervision of the test on Saturday 6 August 2022 by external invigilators)  OR
  • $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
  • Baulkham Hills 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
  • North Sydney Girls High School
  • Penrith Selective High School   
  • Sydney Technical High School       

       Making an Online Payment via    

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

Given Name - enter the applicant's name Surname - enter the applicant’s name 
Class or Year - leave blank 
Ref Number - leave blank 
Date of Birth - enter the applicant’s date of birth 
Contact Details - enter parent contact details (name, phone number and email) 
Click - ‘Next Section’ 
Payment Type - click drop down and select ‘Other’ 
Description - enter ‘Year (year applying for) Application 2023' (e.g. Year 8 Application 2023) 
Amount - enter 100.00 or 40.00 dependent upon application preference 
Click - ‘Next Section’ 
Card Details - enter credit card details as requested on screen 
Click - ‘Proceed to Confirmation’

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 or your email application.

3.    Submitting your application (select ONE of the following 4 options only):

  • Online Google Application Form (preferred option) – follow the link
  • Email the entire Application Package (as a PDF attachment) to  In the email subject line please enter ‘Year (year group applying for) Application 2023 – applicant’s name’ e.g. Year 8 Application 2023 – Georgina Saint. In the email, please include online payment receipt number. Emails must be received by 3pm on 22 July 2022. Emails received after this time will not be accepted. 
  • Submit in person – Applications may be left at Reception in a sealed envelope during 27 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.

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

Instructions for Applicants

Years 8 - 12 2022 Application Information 2022.pdf

Years 8 - 12 2022  Application Form.pdf  

Frequently Asked Questions


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

Detailed information regarding the application for Year 8-12 entry, including eligibility criteria is available via the following link:

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, written expression, mathematical reasoning and abstract reasoning
  • Academic achievement as demonstrated in the two most recent school reports
  • Possible student interview based on performance in the HAST test.
  • 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 2022 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 2022 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 2021?

In 2021 at St George Girls High School, 1 student was invited to enrol in Year 8, 8 places in Year 9, 5 in Year 10 and 25 in Year 11 were offered due to available places. 

This information is provided to parents and students so that they can make an informed choice about whether to proceed with the enrolment application.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

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