The selective high school system in New South Wales, whilst not perfect, does give these children who will benefit from it, the opportunity to continue their education in a school where academic excellence is expected and encouraged.
These parents need help to understand how the educational system and particularly the selective high school system works, how to apply for the most suitable selective high school so that there is a higher success rate and how best to help their children prepare for the selective high schools test to ensure success.
Although there are many books available in the market to assist parents in choosing a selective high school or helping students prepare for this exam, such books are not comprehensive enough as no one book contains all the necessary information. Hence, it has become obvious to me that there is an urgent need for a book that brings together all the relevant information that parents need to know. Such information includes the following:
- Explaining the education system in New South Wales
- Describing the Selective School system
- Choosing the most appropriate selective high school
- Applying for the most suitable selective high school
- Preparing students for the selective school exam
- Maximising the chances of success for students in the examination
- Offering advice on the availability of scholarships
Thus, what this book seeks to do is to address all the issues mentioned above so that with better understanding and more informed guidance, parents can make the best decisions for their children ensuring a better success rate for them in the selective high school exam as well as securing a place in the most appropriate selective school. This book also aims to provide parents with some information on the scholarship test that may enable their children to study in a private school. I believe that parents will find this book, The Complete Guide to Selective Schools and Scholarship Tests, useful and most timely.