Academic Extension Program


The Academic Extension Program offers high achieving students in Years 7-9, dedicated classes that support them as they pursue greater depth and breadth in their key learning areas, and aspire to excellence.  Academic extension classes offer a faster pace of study to enable students to focus on extending, refining and using knowledge meaningfully through the development of higher-order thinking skills.

While all students require challenges, students in the Academic Extension Program work with like-minded peers and access extension activities that unpack the Australian Curriculum at a more sophisticated level.  Within the classroom context, students are encouraged in their creative and divergent thinking and take part in complex individual and collaborative problem-solving.  The Academic Extension Program acknowledges the need for differentiated curriculum and learning opportunities for high-achieving students and provides a positive, challenging, and supportive classroom environment in order to achieve this.

Students are required to sit an entrance exam to be considered for placement in this program.  For further information please contact the College.

Future Minds

The Future Minds Program is a unique opportunity for selected Year 9 students. The Program centres around providing students with more specialised extension opportunities and enabling high achieving students the opportunity to build their interest and practical skills in two core areas – Humanities and STEM studies.

The program encourages students to respond in unique ways to the challenges of the future and is very much driven by their interests and skills. Previous projects have included:

  • Building sustainable housing​
  • Designing solar cars
  • Using robotics and coding to solve real-world problems
  • Investigating the future of food
  • Writing a historical fiction narrative ​