North Sydney Boys Selective High School

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North Sydney Males High School (abbreviated as NSBHS) is a state-funded, single-sex, academically selective secondary day school for boys situated in Crows Nest, New South Wales. North Sydney Boys High School was rated third in the state in 2019 based on the proportion of examinations taken that resulted in a Distinguished Achievers certificate (DA)

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Why choose North Sydney Boys Selective High School

North Sydney Boys Secondary School is a 920-student academically elite high school. Since 1912, North Sydney boys have excelled.

Our pupils benefit from a varied curriculum and co-curricular program that encourages each child to discover and develop his own interests and abilities in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Our boys benefit from studying alongside like-minded classmates, with the assistance of knowledgeable instructors, a strong and cohesive school community, and, most importantly, each other.

North Sydney Students High School maintains the school’s strong history of offering a comprehensive education to bright and talented boys.

This prestigious high school, founded in 1912, has a long academic, cultural, and athletic history. While academic success is important to the school’s activities, students may participate in a variety of extracurricular activities.


Seven science laboratories, three music rehearsal rooms, three visual arts workshops, an assembly hall, a separate gymnasium with tennis and weights and cardio rooms, cricket nets, driver education, and a drama room, computer laboratories, a library/audio-visual block, an on-site canteen, and a uniform shop.

Electives Years 11 and 12y

English (2 units, 3 units, and 4 units), Biology, Business Studies, Classical Greek, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, Engineering Studies, PD/H/PE, Geography, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin, Legal Studies, Modern History, Music, Physics, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Visual Arts Senior Science courses are available to students in Year 11.


On Wednesday afternoons, the school enters teams in Metropolitan North West Zone tournaments. Additionally, there is a robust social/recreational sports program. Tennis, rugby, hockey, oztag, soccer, cricket, water polo, volleyball, squash, basketball, futsal, badminton, swimming, cross-country, athletics, table tennis, lawn bowls, fencing, rock climbing, and ice skating are some of the sports offered. Students may also opt to participate in parent-organized and controlled weekday and weekend teams in cricket, tennis, basketball, futsal, table tennis, orienteering, tae kwon do, and soccer.

Extracurricular activities

As is appropriate for a school with a high-achieving student population, there is an active and vibrant extracurricular program. Choir, orchestra, vocal ensemble, string ensemble, concert bands, stage bands, dance, guitar ensembles, and jazz groups are among the school’s music organizations. Other clubs and organizations include debate, public speaking, mock trial, chess, Young Achievers, the Charities Committee, The Falcon Yearbook, the Environment Team, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Robotics Club, and the Student Representative Council.

At our school, we teach

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum in all NSW schools from Kindergarten to Year 12.

NESA creates high school syllabuses for all courses in eight critical learning areas:

Where available, NSW schools also provide special religious education and special education in ethics via authorized providers.

As with other NSW schools, we have tailored our teaching and learning programs to our local context and students’ requirements.

NSW Department of Education – critical areas of learning

The NESA’s Parent Guide To Schooling in New South Wales offers information about learning stages, critical learning areas, and curriculums.

The policy of the New South Wales Department of Education – Curriculum planning and programming, assessment, and communication with parents K–12.

Stages of education

From Kindergarten through Year 12, there are six phases of learning. The term “high school” refers to Stages 4 to 6.

Years 7 and 8 are included in Stage 4.

Stage 5 is comprised of Years 9 and 10.

Stage 6 is comprised of the eleventh and twelfth grades.


North Sydney Boys High School is a very selective academic institution, and all students must go through the selection process. To learn more about the school’s enrollment policy in detail, click here.

Applications for non-local enrollment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Relocating abroad

Are you relocating abroad and need school records to be verified for DFAT purposes?

To arrange for the delivery of original papers to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150, email:

Year 7

Applications for selective high school placement in Year 7 in 2022 ended on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 11:59 p.m. AEST.

Thursday, March 11, 2021, will be the day of the Selective High School Placement Test. Please visit the Department of Education’s High Performing Students Unit website for updates on the exam for 2022 placement and other general information.

The High Performing Students Unit will notify applicants of their result in early July 2021. The school will contact selected candidates in August with further information.

Unit for High-Performing Students on the Web

Year 8 to Year 11 applications for 2022 are officially CLOSED.

We are presently processing all applications and will notify you when they have been processed.

Due to the NSW Department of Education and NSW Health’s current COVID-19 guidance, the 2022 Year 8 -11 entrance exams planned for Tuesday 27 July have been postponed.

The school will give an update on testing arrangements whenever further information from the NSW Government about limits beyond 30 July becomes available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all struggle through this very trying period.

Area of enrollment on a local level

The majority of schools have defined local enrollment zones. Our local enrollment area is shown on the School Finder. Nota bene: enrollment areas at the local level are subject to change.

For more information, please visit enrollment in high school.

The application form must be submitted in English language. However, a translated enrollment application may assist you in filling out the form in English.

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