Developed with the wellbeing of students in mind, the program seeks to shape academic talent into strength awareness and ultimately, mastery. The program emulates global best practice by drawing on the literature and investigative practices of noted leaders in the field of gifted and talented education and offers academic extension, enrichment and acceleration to high performing and high potential students from Year 5 to Year 12.
Honours classes are delivered by specialist teachers and provide opportunities for problem-based enquiry and investigation, curiosity, interest and thought in an environment of like-minded scholars.
Interested students are invited to apply for entry into the program, with suitability determined by a number of factors, including academic performance and ranking, and also academic potential as evidenced by qualities such as conscientiousness, deliberate practice, love of learning, will power and grit. Academic scholarship recipients are automatically considered for entry into the Honours Program.
Identification of students
Interested students will be invited to apply for entry into the program. Suitability will be determined by a number of factors, including:
- Standardised testing data
- Academic results
- Recommendations by teachers, specialists, peers and self, noting examples of conscientiousness, deliberate practice, love of learning, will power and grit
- Academic scholarship recipients will be automatically considered.
Students most likely to find the program of benefit will possess many of the following characteristics:
- Academic talent and a love of reading and learning
- Superior language ability
- Large knowledge base
- Keen observation
- Efficient, high-capacity memory
- Superior reasoning and problem solving
- Ability to engage in abstract, complex, logical, and insightful thought
- Mature sense of humour and enjoys playing with concepts and ideas
- A commitment to learning Teachers conducting the program will be provided with specialist training in how to best cater for gifted and talented students to support the teaching and learning demands of the program.