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NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Year 8 - 11 application for entry into NBSC Manly Campus

Application for entry into Year 8 - 11 at NBSC Manly Campus

Students seeking enrolment into Year 8 to Year 11 are coordinated through the school, but they must also sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), higher ability selection test. This test is usually conducted at the school on a Saturday in August. Outcome advice is sent to applicants in October / November.

It must be noted that there are only limited places that become available in Year 8 to Year 11 each year.

Applications for Year 8 to 11 2024 - NOW CLOSED

Applications for Year 8 to 11 2025

Applications for Year 8 to Year 11 placement in 2025, applications opened on 21 June 2024 and closed on 26 July 2024.

The application form is available to download from the Department of Education high performance unit website. Applications for placement into these years must have been made on the Selective Schools form and submitted to the school by the closing date with the application fee. 

Application Process

1. Download the 2025 Application form and complete.

2. Submit the application to NBSC Manly Campus either in person or by mail, by cloing date Friday 26 July 2024, with the relevant documentation (see the supporting documentation list below)

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to accept applications via email.

Applications that are mailed on the day of closing (26/7/24), must be post marked 26/7/24, by the Post Office.

3. Pay the application fee. This can be paid by card through the payment portal, which is the preferred method of payment.

Once on the payment portal, please select Add item and choose HAST Test Application, then Pay Now. Under payment type choose Future Student.

Alternatively, payment can also be made by cheque to NBSC Manly Campus, or in person at the school administration office.

Application Fee

$130 if your child is sitting the HAST examination at Manly Campus
(Manly Campus listed as 1st preference on the application form)

$50 if your child is undertaking the HAST examination at another school listed below.
(Manly Campus listed as 2nd or 3rd preference on application form)

Caringbah High
Fort Street High (Y11)
Girraween High
Gosford High
Hornsby Girls
Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Penrith High School
St George Girls
Sydney Technical High School

Supporting Documentation

1. Copy of applicants Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency Certificate or Visa

2. Copy of applicants 2023 Semester 2 report and 2024 Semester 1 report

3. Copy of the applicants most recent NAPLAN results

4. Copies of any external academic achievements  

For more information on what is required to be submitted with the application, see the NBSC Manly Campus enrolment policy in the Rules and policies section.

All applications will be acknowledged in writing by the school.

Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 applicants must sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), Higher Ability Selection Test which will be held at the school on Saturday 3rd  August 2024 (TBC).