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2019 HIGHER ABILITY SELECTION TEST ( HAST ) Gifted and Talented Program

Higher Ability Selection Test ( HAST ) for entry into the Gifted and Talented program.

Over the past several years Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School has been implementing a Gifted and Talented Academic Program, the entry to which has become extremely competitive.

Selection into this academic program is based on an entrance examination. This year, for the 2020 placement, we will be conducting a Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST).

Testing will occur on Tuesday March 26th, 2019 from 9.00am to 1.00pm at Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School in the school hall . 

See attachment for more information and payment details.

Please note that this program is for selection to the academic Gifted and Talented program, rather than the Creative and Performing Arts stream. However, the two streams are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The cost to parents for this examination is $75.00 payable on application (non-refundable). 

To register your child to sit the HAST requires three steps:

  1.  Register your interest by completing the form using the link:
  2. A copy of the students’ most recent school report will need to be supplied to the HAST Co-ordinator, Mrs Burt.Clearly marked copies of the school report can be forwarded to the Mrs Burt by mail, email or dropped in to the front office in person.
  3. Payment of $75.00 for the test can be made online via the school website:

Payments, completed forms and school reports must be received at the school no later than Tuesday March 6th 2019 to be eligible to sit the test