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Northern Beaches Secondary College

Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Telephone02 9939 6942

Enrolling at NBSC

Northern Beaches Secondary College provide students from Years 7 to 12 with a quality education in a broad range of subjects.

How high schools are different

High schools are different from primary schools in several ways: 

  • classes are organised differently
  • there are a greater number of subjects, both core and elective
  • schools are often larger in size
  • expectations of students are different
  • there is a greater level of personal responsibility expected of students.

Subjects offered by our secondary campuses are in line with the requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority Higher School Certificate. The campuses also offer courses in partnership with TAFE NSW colleges.

Open Days and information nights

NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus 

  • Open Day: Tuesday 18th February - 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Information night: Wednesday 19th February - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Enquiries: 02 9949 4200.

NBSC Cromer Campus 

  • Open Night: Tuesday 2nd March - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Enquiries: 02 9981 1155.

NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus 

  • Open Day: Tuesday 12th May - 3.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Enquiries: 02 9905 2634.

NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus 

  • Open Day: Tuesday 18th February - 8:30am to 12.00pm
  • Information night: Wednesday 17th February - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Enquiries: 02 9949 2083.

NSBC Manly Campus 

  • Open Day: Tuesday 18th February - 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Enquiries: 02 9905 3982.

The College Administration Centre is also available to help parents/caregivers. Contact us by calling 02 9939 6942.


All students in NSW are expected to attend their local high school. Your home address will determine your enrolment area or zone.

Special criteria apply to applications for placement in selective high schools, such as NBSC Manly Campus.

Parents or caregivers of Year 6 students will receive a High School Enrolment Application Form from their child's primary school. The form will indicate your local high school according to the area or zone you live in.

The completed form should be returned to your child's primary school by the due date. Your child's placement will be confirmed with an Authority to Enrol letter that is sent from the campus.

Enrolment zones

The Department of Education ensures all schools in NSW have established enrolment zones that caters for students and families, aligned with the school's enrolment capacity and the department's Enrolment Policy.

As a result, the Northern Beaches Secondary College has operationalised these enrolment zones for the Cromer, Mackellar Girls, Balgowlah Boys and Freshwater Campuses as of 2018.

To identify your designated school go to: NSW Public School Finder