Student Excellence Program
In association with the Victorian Education Department’s Student Excellence Unit, we offer a program of advanced study opportunities to our high-ability students.
The Student Excellence Program is delivering a range of initiatives to support Victorian government schools such as Gisborne Secondary College to provide a great learning environment and build teacher capability to support and extend their high-ability students.
Every primary and secondary school now has access to a High-Ability Practice Leader (VHAPL), who will be coordinating students from their school to participate in the Victorian High-Ability Program and the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.
At GSC we will use our funding to develop, deliver and coordinate exciting and enriching programs for
high-ability students, as well, our teachers will have the opportunity to undertake professional learning to support this.
Victorian High Ability Program
This program will provide GSC students in Year 7 /8 the opportunity to participate in 10-week online
extension and enrichment programs, in English and Mathematics. The selection process is completed by the department. This program, delivered by Virtual School Victoria, will focus on extending and developing students’ Mathematic and English abilities. After completing the virtual program, students will participate in a face-to-face Masterclass with other high-ability students from schools in their local area.
Victorian Challenge & Enrichment Series
High-ability students from Yrs 7 – 12 will have the opportunity to be part of a series of high-quality, funded extension activities across all areas of the curriculum. Our college will be nominating students to participate in activities. This will be an amazing opportunity for our students at GSC.
High-Ability Teaching Toolbox
All teachers at GSC will have access to a ‘one-stop-shop’ of online resources, including professional learning and a teaching toolkit. This will provide our teachers with practical, evidence-based resources and guidance to further support high-ability students at our college.