2022 Killara Public School Catchment Map Update

When I went to the Killara Public School a couple of years back, it was still full of demountable classrooms. It has recently received a much-needed school upgrade. Unfortunately, I had not been back recently to see the completed upgrades.

I actually did not expect the catchment area for Killara Public School to shrink so much for 2022. The entire area of its existing catchment area east of the railway got transferred to Lindfield East Public School.

Another section west of the railway of the existing catchment is transferred from Killara Public School to Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Please note the green-striped areas are what will be transferred away from Killara Public School to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Killara Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact, the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Lindfield East Public School Catchment Map Update

I was actually a little surprised that Lindfield East Public School’s catchment was expanded in a non-insignificant fashion in 2022. The nearby Killara Public School must be under fairly seriously enrolment number pressure even after the recently received school upgrade.

The current Killara Public School’s catchment east of the railway will be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

Lindfield Public School’s current catchment’s eastern edge will also be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

As previously mentioned in the previous update, Roseville Public School will receive the southern edge of the current Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

Please note the red-striped areas are what will be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022, green striped areas are what will be transferred away to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Lindfield East Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact, the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Lindfield Public School Catchment Map Update

In this round of changes, Lindfield Public School is the one that had the most significant changes to its catchment. It was previously very crowded and these changes are sorely needed.

The entire southern section of the Lindfield Public School catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Learning village in 2022.

A very small section of the northwestern corner of the existing Roseville Public School’s catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Lindfield East Public School will take over a fair bit of the eastern segment of the catchment from Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Lindfield Public School will also take over the southeast corner of what use to the catchment of the Killara Public School in 2022 as well.

Please note the red-striped areas are what will be transferred to Lindfield Public School in 2022, green striped areas are what will be transferred away to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Lindfield Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact, the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Mowbray Public School Catchment Map Update

The expansion and upgrade of Mowbray Public School were completed a couple of years ago. All the old demountable classrooms got removed and replaced with a very large brand new multi-story building. I previously speculated possible changes to the catchment and what is coming in 2022 closely matched that.

Basically, the southern edges of what was previously part of Chatswood Public School got transferred to Mowbray Public School in 2022.

2022 Mowbray Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact, the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Chatswood Public School Catchment Update

I actually would have expected many of these changes a lot sooner. Department of Education must have been waiting for the full establishment of the catchment for Lindfield Learning Village before changing the catchment of nearby schools.

Anybody who had been to Chatswood Public School recently would have a good understanding of how crowded it is. I have also predicated catchment changes will be happening, so most of the changes should not be a surprise to most people watching this field and expected.

Please also note these changes will apply in 2022 onwards.

The entire northwestern corner of the current Chatswood Public School catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Learning Village in 2022.

The southern edge of the current Chatswood Public School catchment that is south of Chatswood Gulf Club and Ferndale Park will be also transferred to Mowbray Public School.

The northeastern corner of the current Chatswood Public School catchment will be split into two segments, the eastern portion that is east of Havilah street will be transferred to Roseville Public School. The western portion of that will be transferred to Lindfield Learning Village as well.

Black is the border of the 2022 catchment and the red line is the border for the 2021 catchment boundary.

2022 Chatswood Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact, the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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Changes To 2021 Selective High School Entrance Examination

Significant changes to score composition has been made. Previously half of the score comes from the school mark. In 2021, moderated school assessment score only make up 20 out of 120, which is one-sixth of the total score.

Reading is 25 out of 120, Mathematical reasoning is 25 out of 120, Thinking skills is 35 out of 120 and Writing is 15 out of 120, then plus the 20 from the moderated school assessment, it makes the total score of 120.

Basically thinking skills and writing gains more weight at expense of the Math. These changes should benefit girls a little more. Reduction of the makeup of the moderated school assessment score from half to one-sixth should also make the result more reliable and less disputed.

The questions are completely revamped as well, so 2021 will be a very interesting year for selective high school entry.

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New Schools Currently Being Constructed In NSW

It has been somewhat of a slow week for me and I thought it is a good idea to have a look at what new schools are currently being constructed in NSW.

Queanbeyan SSP (School for Special Purpose)
Forecast completion: Early 2021

Alexandria Park Community School
Forecast completion: Early 2022

Kyeemagh Public School
Forecast completion: Late 2021

Penshurst Public School
Forecast completion: Early 2021

Schools at the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct
Forecast completion: Late 2021

Marsden Park Public School
Forecast completion: Mid 2021

Galungara Public School (New school at Farmland Drive, Schofields)
Forecast completion: Early 2021

Leppington new primary school
Forecast completion: Late 2021

Catherine Field new primary school
Forecast completion: Late 2021

Picton High School
Forecast completion: Early 2022

This should give an idea of upcoming new schools in the next one to two years and invariable accompanying catchment changes as well.

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to that students resides in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual, contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney High School Catchment Map by following this link.

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Upcoming 2021 Sydney And NSW Primary Schools Catchment Update

This is just a quick update for the upcoming update to 2021 Sydney and NSW primary school catchments. There are other changes that had been already implemented in NSW. If I get the time in the next few days, I will do an update as well. The plan is to do a proper full update around the beginning of next year.

Some we had reviewed previously already, but I think it is good to put them together and show your guys. I broke them down into areas, they are as following.

Northern Sydney Group, this cluster is caused by establishment of new Smalls Road Public School which result in reshuffling of neighboring schools catchment as well. Schools changed in this cluster are

  1. Smalls Road Public School
  2. Eastwood Public School
  3. Denistone East Public School
  4. Kent Rd Public School
  5. North Ryde Public School
  6. Truscott St Public School
  7. Ryde East Public School
  8. Ryde Public School
  9. Putney Public School
  10. Meadowbank Public School
  11. West Ryde Public School

The next cluster is north western cluster which is triggered due to completion of Northbourne Drive Public School. This result in changes in following neighbouring schools catchments.

  1. Northbourne Drive Public School
  2. Marsden Park Public School
  3. Riverstone Public School
  4. Schofields Public School
  5. Riverbank Public School
  6. Galungara Public School
  7. Hambledon Public School
  8. William Dean Public School

The third group is in south western Sydney which result from completion of Catherine Field Public School. Schools inovled in this cluster are as following

  1. Catherine Field Public School
  2. Oran Park Public School

The last group of change is due to establishment of Estella Public School in Wagga Wagga. Schools with their catchments affected are as following

  1. Estella Public School
  2. North Wagga Public School
  3. Wagga Wagga Public School

I will incorporate everything into the full map for the 2021 school catchment update as well. I will also try to do the overview for secondary school changes for 2021 as well.

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to that students resides in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual, contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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NSW Government Primary School Ranking (Eastwood Public School 2015-2019)

One of recent visitor to the site Jason recently raised the question about fluctuating of the ranking of the Eastwood Public School over the years.

The following table shows the ranking and relevant percentage from 2015 to 2019. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school Australia wide regardless of the school sector for the year in question. I only included the Government schools only comparison to make the comparison easier to perform.

Eastwood Public SchoolRankingPercentage
20151789.89%
2016489.79%
20172989.21%
20181191.04%
20192189.76%

As you can see the percentage is actually very stable much more so than I expected actually. The fluctuating of the ranking in this particular case is almost all based on how well the other schools did in the relevant years. In reality, there is little difference in academic performance with ranking 11 or 29. Some movements with ranking are to normal and to be expected unless you are the top few schools that tend to always dominate the top positions.

Enrolment with government public schools at the primary level is based on catchment, so unless you are one of the top schools that tend to attract the best, some fluctuations year to year is to be expected.

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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Non-government and Private) for the year 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities186094.45%
2St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities126090.23%
3AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities145990.08%
4Meriden SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities127688.88%
5SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities93087.80%
6Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities227387.73%
7Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities71487.66%
8QueenwoodNSWIndependentMajor Cities89687.15%
9KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities97286.92%
10Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities135486.82%
11Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges LimitedNSWIndependentInner Regional13686.43%
12Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities118186.39%
13Saint Mary MacKillop College AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional18286.38%
14Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities97386.36%
15Arden Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities85986.32%
16Al Noori Muslim SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities185186.14%
17Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities303086.07%
18SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities160086.01%
19Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities117186.00%
20German International School SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities30285.99%
21Redeemer Baptist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities46885.97%
22Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities113885.92%
23Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities126885.90%
24Montgrove CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities67185.90%
25MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities122185.82%
26Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities122385.80%
27Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities110485.76%
28Lycee Condorcet The International French School Of SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities83285.50%
29Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities41185.44%
30St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities101385.40%
31Tangara School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities61685.37%
32Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities221085.30%
33The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities177285.16%
34Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities118985.08%
35Al-Faisal CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities220084.83%
36Central Coast Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities128284.80%
37Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities148284.78%
38Emanuel SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities82984.63%
39PLC ArmidaleNSWIndependentInner Regional25384.63%
40Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities91184.60%
41St Paul's International CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional15684.57%
42William Clarke CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities156684.55%
43Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities212484.49%
44SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities164184.49%
45Danebank - An Anglican School For GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities93184.45%
46Our Lady of Mercy College ParramattaNSWIndependentMajor Cities102984.42%
47The Hills Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities89984.30%
48Pittwater House SchoolsNSWIndependentMajor Cities84884.24%
49Mount St Benedict CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities105884.21%
50St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities114884.17%
51Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities201584.14%
52Macarthur Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities84884.13%
53Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities85984.11%
54Mercy Catholic CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities68884.07%
55St George Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities78584.06%
56Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities108783.95%
57Brigidine College RandwickNSWCatholicMajor Cities86583.88%
58The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities196783.86%
59Al-Faisal College - CampbelltownNSWIndependentMajor Cities65783.82%
60Covenant Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities90983.75%
61St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities157883.62%
62Frensham SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional35183.60%
63International Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities118683.53%
64St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities71483.50%
65Wollemi CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities18383.46%
66Macquarie CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities79883.34%
67Moriah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities144983.30%
68Brigidine College St IvesNSWIndependentMajor Cities87083.29%
69Blue Mountains Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities54283.26%
70St Pius X CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities113183.25%
71The Illawarra Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities77783.22%
72St Andrew's Cathedral SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities131383.18%
73St Patrick's College, StrathfieldNSWIndependentMajor Cities144183.15%
74The Scots School AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional43782.97%
75Oxley CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional70482.86%
76St Ursula's CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities109282.81%
77Emmanuel Anglican CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional67882.69%
78Inaburra SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities108682.67%
79Pal Buddhist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities10582.66%
80Stella Maris CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities90682.60%
81Greenacre Baptist Christian Community SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities34882.58%
82Wahroonga Adventist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities51682.58%
83Marist Sisters' College WoolwichNSWCatholicMajor Cities100282.56%
84St Scholastica's College Glebe PointNSWIndependentMajor Cities102582.56%
85Cedars Christian CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities62782.56%
86St Columba Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional115782.41%
87Xavier Catholic College BallinaNSWCatholicInner Regional87182.39%
88Illawarra Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities58282.37%
89Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities119882.35%
90St Spyridon CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities78382.31%
91Marist College EastwoodNSWCatholicMajor Cities81982.30%
92Pacific Hills Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities133082.30%
93Rosebank CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities136882.28%
94Oxford Falls Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities112682.05%
95Marist College North ShoreNSWCatholicMajor Cities82082.03%
96St Paul's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities82981.99%
97Green Point Christian CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities96081.92%
98Catherine McAuley WestmeadNSWCatholicMajor Cities118681.88%
99Central Coast Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities27881.88%
100St Mark's Coptic Orthodox CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities73781.81%

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