Burwood Girls High School

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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. Also refer to the school's enrolment procedure for Year 7, 2020 and non-local criteria (PDF 441KB). If you are a non-local applicant, please also read the notice below.

Notice to Year 6 non-local applicants for Year 7, 2020:

The BGHS Primary Placement Panel met on 29 May 2019 to consider non-local applications for Year 7, 2020. The outcome of non-local applications will be known before the end of Term 2, 2019 - hopefully by 14 June (not 29 May as previously advised). We apologise for the delay and appreciate your patience as you await the outcome of your application.

Year 6 students and parents are welcome to attend our information night on Monday 4 March 2019 at 7:00 pm in the school hall.

There will also be a tour of the school on Thursday 7 March 2019 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 

During the enrolment process, let the principal know of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions affecting your child.

For more information, visit high school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Further information, including the Expression of Interest form for students in Year 6 going into Year 7.

Year 6 Family Interview pack, 31 October - 8 November 2019 (PDF 2.3MB) - only for parents of students who have applied and been accepted for enrolment in Year 7, 2020. There is no need to print this document as you will receive a printed copy at your scheduled family interview. Getting ready for high school booklet (PDF 1275KB)

Year 7, 2020 Orientation Day 3 December 2019 - Program (PDF 1.6MB)

Year 7, 2020 Locker Request Form (PDF 278KB)

BYOD and uniform requirements

At Burwood Girls High School, students are required to bring their BYOD, eg 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.

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, Head Teacher Secondary Studies and Ms Janice Raynor, English Faculty, coordinate 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.

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.

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.