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Here's how Australia's selective entry school admissions work

Over 15,000 students vie for nearly 4,200 selective entry high school places in NSW. Source: Getty Images/SDI Productions

If you are looking for an academically challenging environment for your high-achieving child, you might consider one of the selective entry high schools in Victoria, NSW, Queensland or Western Australia. These are highly competitive and result-oriented schools that nurture academic excellence in high-performing students. But some experts say the pressure to continue to perform at a high level may harm the students' mental health.

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