“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” Colin Powell
At The Grange P – 12 College we strive to ensure all students reach their aspirations beyond school. It develops skills required for university level study and entry to the professions. The program allows the students to progress through school with their peers, whilst ensuring that they are provided with challenging curriculum and extra-curricular activities appropriate for their learning style and ability level.
The aim of the High Achiever Program is for students to:
- Develop deep understanding and critical thinking skills
- Enhance their ability to problem solve, extend their analytic and creative skills by completing more in-depth curriculum
- Successfully work as independent and cooperative learners
- Create pathways to success for their future student and career aspirations.
Characteristics of high achieving students
- They believe in themselves and their abilities displaying resilience and critical thinking
- They are independent, cooperative, self-regulated and active participant in their own learning
- They take learning risks
- They recognise and acknowledge their strengths and talents whilst at the same time striving to improve
- They are organised to ensure success and thus move towards attaining their goal.
Extra-Curricular and Extension Programs
Students in the High Achievers Program participate in a range of activities. Examples include:
- Access to Deakin University, RMIT and Australian Catholic University programs such as mentoring, pathways planning and visits to the campus to gain firsthand experience and understanding of university life and study
- The University of Melbourne ‘Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars’ Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high-achieving Victorian students. This provides students with on-campus events aimed at improving leadership, problem solving and presentation skills. They have access to revision lectures in preparation for VCE exams
- Rotary Club Youth Programs such as the ‘Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), a weekend camp.
- Participate in a wide range of competitions including Premier’s Reading Challenge; Dorothea MacKellar poetry competition; Australian Maths competition and Computational and Algorithmic Thinking; History competition and Photography competition
Students who aspire to enter the High Achievers Program are required to provide a copy of their most recent NAPLAN results, semester reports, provide a written statement stating why they would like to be considered and a Year 6 Teacher support statement.
Application forms will be provided to Parents upon the child’s acceptance to the College. The form and instructions are part of the Enrolment Package.