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Concord High School

Concord High School

Personalising Education

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High Potential and Gifted Education

Applications for our Year 7 HPGE program for 2022 are now open

Our High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) program runs from Year 7 to Year 10 and is focused on extension and enrichment, to enable students’ potential and giftedness to be transformed into talent and high performance.

Students will experience effective evidence-based talent development programs including differentiated learning activities in the classroom and additional enrichment and extracurricular activities. Students have the opportunity to explore their own unique passions and have a level of autonomy over what they learn and how they learn it. Each student co-designs an individual plan with the HPGE coordinator to ensure they reach their full potential.

Students are expected to take part in the various challenges and academic competitions organised by subject faculties. Students may have the opportunity to participate in advanced learning pathways and acceleration.

How does my child apply for the HPGE program?

HPGE applications for 2022 will open on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Click here to open the online application form.

Parents/carers and students are recommended to look at all of the questions on the form before submitting the application. Parents/carers and students may wish to draft their responses before submitting them.

Applications involve:

Online Student and Parent/Carer questionnaire to be completed by Tuesday 20 April 2021, 5pm. In the questionnaire, students are to upload a short video that addresses the topic of "My Future". The video needs to be an MP4 file or .mov file format and should be between 1 min 30 sec and 2 minutes.

Other files to be uploaded by parents/carers are:

  • Year 5 semester 2 report
  • Most recent electricity bill as proof of residential address
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship if both parents of the student were born overases
  • Passport and visa for permanent residents

While copies of these documents are accepted for the HPGE application, original documents will be required later if the student is offered a formal enrolment at our school. Parents will also need to provide 100 points proof of residential address.

The school will contact principals of selected students to endorse their applications.

Correspondence will be sent to invite applicants to attend an interview by Friday 14 May 2021.

Interviews will be held in the week starting Monday 7 June 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 21 June 2021.

What happens in the interview?

At the interview, your child will be asked a series of questions related to themselves, their hobbies and their school work.  They will present three samples of their best work from Year 6.  The work samples should be from a range of areas and include at least one piece of extended writing.