Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

Telephone02 9747 3355

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

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

If you are currently in Years 7 to 12

Please read the information below, then complete the school's enrolment enquiry form (PDF 170KB) before contacting the school. A staff member will contact you to discuss your enquiry.

If you are in Year 6

Please follow the procedures outlined under the heading How to enrol.

Year 6 students and parents are welcome to attend our information night on Monday 9 March 2020 at 7:00 pm in the school hall.

There will also be a tour of the school on Wednesday 11 March 2020 starting at 9:00 am and ending approximately 10:00 am. Parents and students wishing to join the tour: please meet outside the school hall just before 9:00 am. Please note this is the only tour of the school available this year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit high school enrolment.

High school enrolment includes the expression of interest (EOI) form called Moving into Year 7 in a NSW government school. This form is handed out to Year 6 students in goverment schools around mid-March each year. Non-government school students can print this form to complete and hand to a government high school for consideration.

Year 6 parents should also refer to the school's enrolment procedure, timeline and non-local criteria for Year 7, 2021 (PDF 429KB).

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit DE International.

CRICOS provider: NSW Department of Education. Provider Code: 00588M.

For international students currently in attendance at BGHS

Ms Julia Alvarado coordinates the international students who are enrolled at our school. We also have community liaison officers who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Indonesian to help support our international students.

For detailed information, refer to the Burwood GHS International Students Handbook, found on the Handbooks and templates page.

Please see Ms Alvarado if you are planning to go on leave, for example, overseas holiday.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and uniform requirements

At Burwood Girls High School, students are required to bring their device, for example, laptop computer, to school every day.

Our school's BYOD site has everything you need to know about hardware and software requirements and using your device at school. Please refer to this site before purchasing a new device.

Burwood GHS is a uniform school. Please refer to Uniform page before purchasing school shoes or uniform items.

Transferring or leaving school

Students who wish to leave the school, for example, moving overseas or changing schools, must bring a letter from parents to the enrolment officer at least one week before leaving. This gives the student time to complete the necessary sign-out procedures including returning books and paying outstanding fees.

Gifted and Talented Program (GAT)

Students currently in Year 7 are selected on merit and work on independent, self-directed projects in consultation with the Gifted and Talented program coordinator. Parents may nominate students for participation in the GAT program by responding to the letter to parents. This will be issued to interested Year 7 students after the start of the year and following Year 7 camp.

There is no GAT test involved for Year 6 students wishing to enrol at our school.