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Rose Bay Secondary College

Rose Bay Secondary College

Opportunity Achievement Community

Telephone02 9301 0300


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

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.

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

Standard enrolments

Rose Bay Secondary College is an inclusive community school drawing its students from local primary schools in its drawing area including Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bronte, Double Bay, Glenmore Road, Paddington, Rose Bay, Waverley, Vaucluse and Woollahra public schools.

Priority is given to families residing within the enrolment area.

Applications for enrolment in Year 7 are made in primary schools. Parents and carers can nominate RBSC as their school of choice. 

Application for enrolment in Years 8-12 can be made any time through the principal. 

At the enrolment interview with the principal, please bring your child's birth certificate or passport, records of previous educational experiences, reports and other relevant documents including proof of address.

An enrolment package, appropriate to the stage and year will be provided detailing requirements and subjects available. Special consideration can be made at this time.

Australian citizens or permanent residents living WITHIN the designated drawing area 

Parents/guardians of students living within the designated drawing areas should contact the office to make an appointment for a pre-enrolment interview.

Please refer to the Rose Bay Secondary College Guidelines.

Australian citizens or permanent residents living OUTSIDE the designated drawing area 

A non-local enrolment is a student whose permanent residence is beyond the designated local enrolment area.  Please refer to School Finder

Parents or carers living outside the school's designated local area may apply to enrol their child(ren) at the school.  Places for non-local applicants will be considered in the light of whole school and each academic year's enrolment figures

Enrolment in the selective stream

Rose Bay also has selective classes in years 7 to 10.

Year 7 enrolments are offered to students who are successful at the selective schools test conducted early in the final year of primary school. This test and all offers of placement are conducted external to the school by the NSW Department of Education and Training High Performing Student Unit.

Year 8–10 selective enrolments are subject to places available and the meeting of academic criteria. Application must be made online with as much supporting evidence as possible. 

The suitability of applications will be determined by a selection committee.  The selection committee comprises the Principal and a staff rep.

The selection committee will consider the students to be offered placement and will establish a reserve list in order of priority based on academic merit.

In determining academic merit, the selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • School reports
  • Results of academic competitions
  • Supporting documentation of high achievement in significant programs such as debating, public speaking, music, dance, drama, maths Olympiad, etc.
  • Supporting evidence from the current school

See more on enrolling in selective schools

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.