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Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Aspire the Heights through Care, Opportunity and Success.

Telephone02 4728 7200


General principles governing non-local enrolment

Our school is a selective high school for the Creative and Performing Arts. Local and non-local students who wish to be considered for enrolment in the Creative and Performing Arts stream need to complete an online audition application. The audition application process begins in February and closes in April each year for the following year intake.

Change to enrolment legislation

High schools that have a designated drawing area have now had student numbers capped according to the number of their permanent classrooms

CAPA Enrolment 

Enrolment - Auditions

To enroll in the Creative or the Performing Arts streams at Nepean CAPA High School applicants must be successful at audition.


Please click the link for all audition requirements and information.




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

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

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

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit secondary school enrolment.

For more information, visit:

How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

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.

Residential address check must be provided with every application for local enrolment. Evidence must include items listed on the 100-point residential address check information document.

In circumstances where parents are divorced or separated, the school will rely on Family Court Orders to determine the child's place of residence. 

In some cases the Principal may also require:

  • A Statutory Declaration that includes the wording:  The following address, (insert address) is the primary place of residence for (insert child's full name)

Where applicants for enrolment as local students fail to provide the required evidence of their permanent residence, they will be treated as non-local students for the purpose of enrolment.

Please download the following Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School enrolment forms:

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

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

Year 7 Parent Pack

Orientation day

Orientation Day is held on our school grounds.   

All students must wear their current school uniform, bring a pen and their own morning tea and lunch. A sausage sizzle will be supplied to supplement students' lunch.

All students and parents will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet current students and key staff members
  • Tour the school
  • Ask questions about our school.
  • See our wonderful circus, drama, dance and music performances.
  • Purchase uniform items and equipment, such as aprons and calculators.

Year 7 students only:

  • Can purchase book packs.
  • Pay school fees for next year.
  • Participate in a variety of mini lessons.