Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

Emailmerewether-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment Details

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year, please call 02 4969 3855 or email Merewether High after reading the information below.

WELCOME TO YEAR 2023 - RUBY

FIRST YEAR INSIGHTS - SHANKHIN

Important Enrolment Information Year 6 into Year 7

As Merewether High School is an Academically Selective School the enrolment process is different to the process outlined at the bottom of this page:

  • for all Y7 enrolment procedures please visit Selective High Schools and note application for Y7 enrolment at a Selective School must be made in Y5, the entrance exam is conducted in Y6
  • for latter year enrolment information read Merewether High Y8-Y12 Enrolment Policy
  • there is no entrance test for Year 8 to Year 12, positions are offered based on applications received and are subject to availability of a position

Entry into Year 7 2024

Dates for applying for Year 7 2024 are: applications open 18 October 2022, applications close 16 November 2022, Selective High School Placement Test 4 May 2023. Please view our Y7 2024 Parent Information powerpoint presentation outlining information about our school, the outstanding academic outcomes we achieve, the support we provide our high potential and gifted students and the extensive range of extracurricular activities on offer.

Entry to Years 8 - 12

Applications are open between late June and late July each year for placement starting in Years 8 to 12 the following year. For placement in 2023, applications opened on 21 June and closed on 22 July 2022. The Application Form is available to download from the Selective High Schools website. It is suggested the following information be included with the application:

  • a covering letter
  • a copy of your child's birth certificate
  • proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  • copies of the last two years school reports - including first semester of current year
  • a copy of your child's most recent NAPLAN results
  • copies of academic awards
  • any other information which may assist the panel to assess your child's academic achievements

All applications are considered by a panel consisting of the Principal and Deputy Principals. The panel meets in Term 3 and applicants are advised of the outcome in Term 4. Waiting lists are established and these remain current until the end of Term 1 the following year. A new application must be lodged each year if you wish to be considered for future placement.