The Academic Excellence Kingfisher Program provides an academically rich environment that empowers gifted and talented students by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to be a highly successful learners in the 21st Century.
Kingfisher students are grouped together with equally high academic achieving students in the core classes of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities for Years 7,8,9. Where they will be exposed to a higher rigor of academic challenge to develop the key skills, capabilities, and concepts required to be a successful learner in Years 11, 12 and beyond. Through a tailored pedagogical practice aligned to the gifted and talented learner, students will be exposed to inquiry based approaches for their learning whilst developing their higher order cognitions of Knowledge Utilization and Analysis. The Kingfisher program also embeds evidence-based strategies that support knowledge acquisition and retention. Students will engage with the curriculum and assessment at a greater depth and complexity by being challenged with real world problems in all core subject areas enabling students to focus on the key 21st Century skills of Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication. Kingfisher students are also granted exclusive entry into the year 7 STEM program.
Entry into the Academic Excellence Kingfisher Program is a selective process and is competitive. Students applying for a position in the Academic Excellence Kingfisher Program will be measured against the following selection criteria:
- Demonstration of high academic achievement in all core subject areas (A and B results)
- NAPLAN Results
- Involvement and success in other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
- Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) results
Further information regarding the application process is detailed on the Expression of Interest application form.
For further information contact:
HOD - Junior Secondary