The College offers for Enrichment classes in English, Mathematics and Science. These are offered in Years 7 to 10. Enrichment experiences are also offered in all Key Learning Areas.
Research shows that enrichment is appropriate for gifted students. It is recognised that enrichment has three levels of complexity that are appropriate for gifted students. They include;
- exposure (new ideas and skills),
- extension (fuller development of the regular curriculum) and
- concept development (in-depth exploration of a concept).
Enrichment learning experiences promote:
- Depth, breadth, complexity and abstractness
- Project Based Learning and independent projects
- Fast-paced learning
- Critical and creative thinking skills
- Investigating real world problems
The college has a range of activities in which students can extend and challenge themselves. These include:
- Tournament of the minds
- Model United Nations
- Lions Youth of the Year
- Public Speaking
Applying For Enrichment Class Placement and/or Scholarships
The details for the Enrichment Class Placement and Scholarships test morning for 2021 intake are now available.
To be considered for placement in the class a prospective student must sit for an Enrichment test which is held on Saturday, 16 May 2020, commencing at 9.00am in the Edmund Rice Centre. The test morning is expected to conclude at 11.00am.
Placement in the Enrichment Program at the College in Year 7 is based on a number of factors. These include student results in the UNSW Global Scout test, Year 5 NAPLAN results, information provided on the enrolment application, additional information provided by parents/caregivers and the primary school.
The College must receive the Enrichment Class placement application by Thursday, 9 April 2020 to be eligible for consideration.