Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs

Online applications are available from October of the year your child is in Year 5 for Year 7 entry to the college. There may also be opportunities for other years available depending on vacancies in that year group. Applications close early February of the year prior to enrolment.  At this stage Gifted and Talented do not offer Year 8 applications.  Contact Gifted and Talented for further information on 9264 4307. You can register your interest here. Find out more about our Gifted and Talented Programs here.

Applications for 2019 open October 2017 and close February 2018 

All Gifted and Talented Program applicants must sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test coordinated by the Department of Education regardless of what program they are applying for. The test includes individual assessments in the areas of mathematics and science, language, writing and non-verbal reasoning. Offers of placement cannot be considered if this academic test is not completed.  A child with a learning disability may apply for a Selective Entrance Test Exemption (Arts Only) by requesting an application form from the Gifted and Talented branch.

Children are then required to participate in workshops, auditions and interviews. Shortlisted applicants are required to participate in an interview and to submit school reports.

Music applicants: An applicant for the Gifted and Talented Music Program must nominate one or two musical instruments that they currently play. Applicants cannot be selected for piano/keyboard. Applicants who only play piano will be tested on the piano but will be expected to learn a second instrument once accepted into the program. An applicant who currently plays piano and a second instrument will be tested on the second instrument. Singing (voice) is an instrument and can be nominated. Piano students can enter through the percussion stream.

Soccer Excellence Program

Applications for the Soccer Excellence Program are directly to the college and begin in Term 1 of Year 6. Entry is through selection trials, interviews and school reports, and is available for students from Years 7  to 11. Applications for Year 7, 2018 have closed, other Years will close July 21.

All soccer students have equal access to the college’s Academic Excellence Program and the Music Enrichment (Class Music) Program, which includes ensembles, bands and orchestras. Find out more about the soccer program here.

Local Intake

If you live in the local catchment areas of East Fremantle Primary School, Richmond Primary School and North Fremantle Primary School you can enrol your children as local intake students.  Local enrolment packs are delivered to the primary schools in July. Local students must reside inside the catchment area. Proof of residence will be required on application.

All local students have equal access to the college’s Academic Excellence Program and the Music Enrichment (Class Music) Program, which includes ensembles, bands and orchestras. Students enrolled as a local do not have access to the Gifted and Talented or Specialist Programs. All local students must apply through the correct channels if they wish to be included in the above programs.

Are you living in the local catchment area? Download a zone map: Local Intake Area

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions How does my child apply for a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program? Students apply in October of their …