Based on the needs and interests of gifted and talented students, specialist programmes may be run in order to complement the school’s academic courses. Examples of these include:
Science and Philosophy
Students who are interested in looking at the way scientific discoveries impact on the world may be interested in discussing issues such as nanotechnology, genetic engineering, global warming and the role scientists play in government. Where possible, current events are used within the programme to encourage student to research and discuss important issues in science.
Literature and Philosophy
Students who love being challenged in their reading and understanding of ideas presented in texts from different eras and contexts may wish to undertake a programme that complements and extends the English curriculum. This enables students to develop a teacher/mentor relationship as they progress towards the senior school.
Students who are competing at a state or national level may benefit from time management and academic support through taking up an Extension Option line in their academic programme.