Transition to High School


The Induction Program plays a major role in welcoming Year 7 students to the school.  Trained volunteer students act as mentors and introduce positive peer influence to Year 7.  This helps Year 7 to integrate more easily into the school and to build friendships with others in their year.  Each Year 7 student will have an older friend in the wider school community.

The Induction Program is part of a well planned transition from Year 6 to Year 7 that ensures all Year 7 students settle into their secondary education feeling confident, respected, cared for and welcome.

An Information Night is held for parents of Year 6 students who have enrolled for the following Year 7.  Senior student leaders, Year 7 Advisors and senior staff members outline aspects of the school in relation to Year 7 such as pastoral care, curriculum, uniform, special programs and events on orientation day, the mentor program, day 1 and term 1 of high school.

PCS Year 7 2021 Academic Extension Class Information and Application Form

On Thursday 19 March 2020 a General Achievement Test will be offered for students to be considered for selection in the Year 7 2021 Academic Extension Classes at Barrenjoey, Narrabeen Sports and Pittwater High Schools and NBSC Cromer Campus.

Students are eligible for placement in the Academic Extension Class only at their local designated secondary school. Please go to to confirm your child’s local school.

A fee of $45 covers the cost of purchasing tests, external marking, administration, test supervision and materials.

Examination Procedures

Due to increased demand for the test, it will be held in three locations.

  • Barrenjoey High School will host students from Avalon, Bilgola Plateau and Newport Primary Schools.
  • NBSC Cromer Campus will host students from Cromer, Wheeler Heights and Collaroy Plateau Primary Schools.
  • Narrabeen Sport High School will host students from all other PCS primary schools.

Please note that this is for administration purposes only and does not reflect what may be your local PCS high school. Successful students will be offered a position in their local PCS high school.

Please read the Application form for more information.

Please email enquiries to:

More information on starting high school Click here


The school’s annual Open Night is intended for prospective and current parents to showcase student learning in all subject areas. 

Open Night for 2020 is to be held on Tuesday 3 March

2019 Year 7 Orientation Day – December 4th 2018