Academic opportunities

The competitive arena awaits students with the chance to excel in public speaking, debating, web design, student newspapers, environmental management and much more.

Explore the DET arts unit's website to find out about state-based and national debating, public speaking and spelling events.

There are approximately 150 Opportunity Classes in New South Wales. Two of these classes are currently operating at Wollongong Public School. In Year 4 students are invited to sit a statewide examination for placement in the Opportunity Classes for Years 5 and 6. There are 30 students in each class. The students enter the Opportunity Class in Year 5 and continue on to Year 6 the following year. The children follow the regular programs for Stage 3 with some differentiation of the curriculum.