Academic Enrichment

At Grace Lutheran College, we recognise that all students have unique gifts and talents that require stimulating and challenging learning programs. To support these particular student needs, we offer a suite of Academic Enrichment and Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities.

What is Academic Enrichment?

Academic Enrichment at Grace

The College recognises the unique learning and personal needs of gifted and academically talented students. The Academic Enrichment Program of Grace Lutheran College incorporates dedicated staff who case manage our gifted and talented students, partnering with the child, their teachers and their parents in order to achieve best outcomes. 

To qualify for the Academic Enrichment Program of the College, students must apply for the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics, Science and/or English programs and complete the required assessments at an exceptionally high level. Alternatively, students who demonstrate exceptionally high levels of academic performance across their subjects at the College for a minimum of 2 years may be considered to join the program.

Academic Enrichment Staff

Both the Academic Enrichment Coordinator of the College and the Academic Enrichment Case Managers across Middle School and Senior School are available to support the academic, social, emotional and organisational needs of our Academic Enrichment students. Our Academic Enrichment staff are experienced in supporting students with perfectionism, anxiety, twice exceptionality, organisational struggles, time management challenges and study skill needs.

Individualised Academic Enrichment Plans

As part of the program, individualised Academic Enrichment Plans are written for participating students. These plans identify their areas of strength and growth. Co-curricular competitions and excursions are also on offer for these students. 

For more information on, please contact the Academic Enrichment Coordinator.

Ignite Excellence Programs

At Grace Lutheran College, we want to encourage every student to identify and unpack all their God-given gifts and talents. 

As such, all students at Grace Lutheran College can also apply for our Ignite Excellence Programs and Opportunities. These programs are for students who demonstrate high levels of talent within a particular subject area. Students do not have to be in the Academic Enrichment Program to qualify for the Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities.

Students are encouraged to apply for the Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities during Term 2 of the year prior to entry. Late applications are accepted throughout the year, but subject to availability. Use the link below to view the various Ignite Excellence activities and their application packages.

Programs & Opportunities


Ignite Excellence

Grace Lutheran College offers a broad range of exciting programs for students who are academically gifted or show exceptional talent in particular learning areas. These gifted and talented programs cover English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Dance, Music, Sport, FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) and Robotics. 

Designed to engage and challenge passionate learners, these programs are built to meet the needs gifted and talented students by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and motivation required to excel in their area of talent. 

Some Ignite Excellence Programs (such as Mathematics, Science and English) are facilitated via specialised classes in those subject areas (during the timetabled school day). Other Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities are co curricular.  Ignite Excellence students also have the opportunity to attend a range of events (including our FIRST Lego League Robotics competitions) and receive mentoring in their area of talent. 

Grace Lutheran College’s Caboolture and Rothwell Campuses each offer a selection of Ignite Excellence Programs for students. These are tailored to meet the gifts and talents demonstrated across the cohort. 

Students must apply to take part in Grace Lutheran College’s Ignite Excellence Programs. Applications can be submitted to the Academic Enrichment team,

by the end of Term 2 of the year prior to entry.  Late applications are accepted all year, but subject to availability.


Bright Minds Festival

The Bright Minds Festival is a premier program for primary school students in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay. The Bright Minds Festival seeks to 'engage-inspire-unite' bright young learners, empowering them to become tomorrow's leaders, innovators and change-makers. It is open to students in Prep - Grade 6 from any primary school.

Academic Enrichment Activities Breakdown
Academic Enrichment Program
Individual case management and personalised Academic Enrichment Plans for gifted and academically talented students. A holistic approach that assesses individual academic, social, emotional and organisational needs. Coordinated by Academic Enrichment Staff.
Ignite Excellence Programs & Co-Curricular Opportunities
Classroom programs and co-curricular opportunities for students demonstrating high levels of talent in a given subject area such as English, Mathematics, Science, Dance, Music, Foreign Languages (FLEX), Sport and Robotics.
Bright Minds Festival (Primary School Students)
An annual festival for primary school aged students, incorporating a range of engaging and challenging workshops.

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