The placement process for opportunity class entry in 2021, including the Opportunity Class Placement Test, will be delayed until later in the year. As a result, applications will not open on 28 April 2020 as previously advised.
This delay is in response to the social distancing measures that are currently in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community.
The opportunity class placement will still go ahead in 2020 however, the process for that, including the timeline, will look a little different this year. We intend to ensure Year 5 students are placed opportunity classes in 2021 with minimal disruption to schools and families.
The department will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure people have access to the latest advice on how to keep staff, students and the community safe.
Revised dates for applications, tests and process changes (including any changes to school assessment scores) will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.