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Cumberland High School

Cumberland High School

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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Out-of-area enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

How to enrol 

During the enrolment process, let the principal know of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions affecting your child.

For more information, visit high school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

Application forms must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Cumberland High is a multicultural environment, which happily supports and nurtures our many students from overseas who choose to complete their Australian education with us. A professional team comprising the International Student Coordinator, an Assistant Coordinator, Liaison Officers Chinese and Korean and an administration support officer, deals daily with the academic, welfare and compliance requirements for these students.

Our international student enrolments have remained consistently high over the many years that this program has run, with an average of 60 or more students per year coming predominantly from China, Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Overseas promotional tours by the Cumberland High Principal to China and Korea have cemented relationships and links between the school and parents. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the school community and International Students regularly feature prominently in academic achievements across all grades and achieve well in the Higher School Certificate.

Cultural experiences are valued by our international students and they often have opportunities to explore aspects of life here, for example, Aboriginal culture and traditions at Muru Mittigar, where they learned about Aboriginal foods and hunting skills, with a bit of boomerang throwing in for good measure. The annual Science Show for international students is always a lot of fun for them, as are the special annual morning tea gatherings. Students come to us with many talents and skills and recently three international students were sponsored for creative experiences at the Sydney College of the Arts workshops for gifted Year 9 and 10 art students.

Gifted and Talented stream

Cumberland High School takes great pride in nurturing the development of its students' abilities. Our Gifted and Talented class provides a variety of opportunities for students to extend themselves across all subject areas. The program offers enrichment and encourages mature thinking and advanced problem solving.

Our Gifted and Talented students are provided with opportunities to attend workshops like the Sydney Writer's Festival where they meet with inspiring authors who compose texts for young adults. During Science Week, the students visit the local Primary Schools in our Community of Schools, presenting workshops and experiments and engaging younger students in the exciting world of science.

The students develop their debating skills through a range of local and state competitions, attending workshops at Sydney University and Western Sydney University. Our gifted and talented class also participate in International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competitions in English, Computing, Science and Mathematics, relishing the opportunity to extend themselves.

Please select the link directly below to download our Year 7 2022 Gifted and Talented Scholarship form.

2022 Gifted and Talented Scholarship form


Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.