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Opportunity Class Schools | Complete OC School List

Written by Shefali Sundram

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According to the NSW government website, 1840 places are available across 77 schools across NSW (New South Wales) that provide OC classes.

The opportunity class schools focus on pairing up like-minded kids that are extremely talented in academics and possess creative skills.

Opportunity class program is a two-year course where the students attend the eligibility test in year 4. The classroom environment, curriculum, syllabus, and way of teaching are entirely different when compared to traditional schooling.

Students in Year 4 who want to pursue their next two years (Year 5 and Year 6) of academics are expected to leave their primary school and join the specific school where OC classes are conducted. 

List of opportunity class schools in NSW

Here is the list of 77 schools in NSW that provide Opportunity classes

SchoolLocationNumber of Year 5 places in 2024
ALEXANDRA PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOLPark Rd, Alexandria30
ALSTONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLMain St, Alstonville15*
ARMIDALE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLFaulkner St, Armidale15*
ARTARMON PUBLIC SCHOOLMcMillan Rd, Artarmon60
ASHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLLiverpool Rd, Ashfield30
AURORA COLLEGERural and remote, virtual opportunity class100◊
BALGOWLAH HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLLewis St, Balgowlah30
BALMAIN PUBLIC SCHOOLEaton St, Balmain30
BATHURST WEST PUBLIC SCHOOLSuttor St, Bathurst15*
BEECROFT PUBLIC SCHOOLBeecroft Rd, Beecroft30
BIRABAN PUBLIC SCHOOLBeckley St, Toronto15*
BLACKTOWN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLFlushcombe Rd, Blacktown30
BLAXCELL STREET PUBLIC SCHOOLBlaxcell St, Granville30
BLAXLAND EAST PUBLIC SCHOO LOld Bathurst Road, Blaxland EastNot available in 2024
BRADBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLJacaranda Ave, Bradbury15*
CAMDEN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLOld Hume Hwy, Camden15*
CARINGBAH NORTH PUBLIC SCHOOLCawarra Rd, Caringbah30
CASULA PUBLIC SCHOOLDe Meyrick Ave, Casula15*
CESSNOCK WEST PUBLIC SCHOOLCnr Campbell Street and Wollombi Rd, Cessnock15*
CHATSWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLCentennial Ave, Chatswood30
COLYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLNelson St, Mount Druitt30
COONABARABRAN PUBLIC SCHOOLNewell Hwy, Coonabarabran15*
CUDGEGONG VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLMadeira Rd, Mudgee15*
DUBBO WEST PUBLIC SCHOOLEast St, Dubbo15*
DURAL PUBLIC SCHOOLOld Northern Rd, Dural30
EARLWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLHomer St, Earlwood30
ERMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLWinbourne St, West Ryde30
GEORGES HALL PUBLIC SCHOOLPennington Ave, Georges Hall15*
GLENBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLWoodville St, Glenbrook30
GOONELLABAH PUBLIC SCHOOLBallina Rd, Goonellabah15*
GOSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLFaunce St West, West Gosford30
GOULBURN WEST PUBLIC SCHOOLCombermere St, Goulburn15*
GREENACRE PUBLIC SCHOOLWaterloo Rd, Greenacre15*
GREYSTANES PUBLIC SCHOOLMerrylands Rd, Greystanes30
HARRINGTON STREET PUBLIC SCHOOLHarrington St, Cabramatta15*
HOLSWORTHY PUBLIC SCHOOLInfantry Pde, Holsworthy15*
HURSTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLForest Rd, Hurstville60
ILLAROO ROAD PUBLIC SCHOOLIllaroo Rd, Nowra30
IRONBARK RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLIronbark Ridge Rd, Rouse Hill30
JEWELLS PRIMARY SCHOOLLepton Pde, Jewells15*
KINGSWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLSecond Ave, Kingswood30
LEUMEAH PUBLIC SCHOOLBurrendong Rd, Leumeah15*
LITHGOW PUBLIC SCHOOLMort St, Lithgow15*
MARYLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLJohn T Bell Dr, Maryland, Newcastle15*
MATTHEW PEARCE PUBLIC SCHOOLAstoria Park Rd, Baulkham Hills30
MONA VALE PUBLIC SCHOOLWaratah St, Mona Vale30
MOREE PUBLIC SCHOOLAlbert St, Moree15*
NEUTRAL BAY PUBLIC SCHOOLBen Boyd Rd, Neutral Bay30
NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLLewin & Magree Cres, Chipping Norton15*
NEW LAMBTON SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLSt James Rd, New Lambton15*
NORTH ROCKS PUBLIC SCHOOLNorth Rocks Rd, North Rocks30
PICNIC POINT PUBLIC SCHOOLThomas St, Picnic Point15*
PORT MACQUARIE PUBLIC SCHOOLGrant St, Port Macquarie15*
QUAKERS HILL PUBLIC SCHOOLMedlow Dr, Quakers Hill30
QUEANBEYAN SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLCameron Rd, Queanbeyan15*
RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLWindsor St, Richmond30
RUTHERFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLWeblands St, Rutherford15*
RYDE PUBLIC SCHOOLPope St, Ryde30
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLO’Connell St, Smithfield15*
SOLDIERS POINT PUBLIC SCHOOLCromarty Rd, Soldiers Point15*
SOUTH GRAFTON PUBLIC SCHOOLVere St, South Grafton15*
ST ANDREWS PUBLIC SCHOOLBallantrae Dr, St Andrews15*
ST JOHNS PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLSandringham St, St Johns Park15*
STURT PUBLIC SCHOOLWhite Ave, Wagga Wagga15*
SUMMER HILL PUBLIC SCHOOLMoonbie St, Summer Hill30
SUTHERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLEton St, Sutherland30
TAHMOOR PUBLIC SCHOOLBronzewing St, Tahmoor15*
TAMWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOLNapier St, Tamworth15*
TAMWORTH SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLPetra Ave, Tamworth15*
TIGHES HILL PUBLIC SCHOOLElizabeth St, Tighes Hill15*
TOORMINA PUBLIC SCHOOLCavanba Rd, Toormina15*
WAITARA PUBLIC SCHOOLEdgeworth David Ave, Wahroonga30
WENTWORTH FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLFalls Rd, Wentworth Falls15*
WILKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLPark Rd, Marrickville30
WOLLONGONG PUBLIC SCHOOLChurch St, Wollongong30
WOOLLAHRA PUBLIC SCHOOLForth St, Woollahra60
WYONG PUBLIC SCHOOLCutler Dr, Wyong30
List of 77 NSW Schools Providing OC Classes

Note:

◊ Only students who would be enrolled in Year 5 in an authorised host school in a rural remote area (excluding areas where there is a current opportunity class provision) may apply for Aurora College, the virtual opportunity class.

*Schools with 15 places have one composite opportunity class catering for Year 5 and Year 6 students. Fifteen new students are accepted in Year 5 each year, with fifteen students continuing in Year 6. There are 30 students in the class.

These are the opportunity class schools that provide distinct education.

Each opportunity schools may have its cut-off marks that the students must meet in order to get placed.  

List of schools source: NSW Government Education Website. Retrieved 20 May 2023

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What are the best opportunity class schools?

Some of the best OC schools are Beecroft public school, Matthew Pearce Public School and North Rocks Public School.

What are opportunity class schools?

Opportunity classes are managed by government primary schools that cater to offer one of the unique programs for gifted children from year 5 to year 6. It is one of the toughest competitive tests conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Ranking of opportunity class schools?

The top five opportunity class schools in New South Wales could be Beecroft Public School, Matthew pearce Public School, North Rocks Public School, Ermington Public School and Dural Public School

Is opportunity class school only for the citizens of Australia?

Is opportunity class school only for the citizens of Australia?

 

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