Ignite Excellence Programs and Opportunities

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. SomeIgnite Excellence programs (such as Mathematics, Science and English Literature) offer specialised classes and can attend a calendar of extra curricular school excursions, opportunities, events or mentoring. These can include cultural activities, international tours and competitions - such as our FIRST Lego League Robotics competitions. 

The Grace Lutheran College 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.

Caboolture Campus Programs

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science Program (Years 7 - 9)

For students in Year 7 who love Mathematics and Science, the College offers a combined Ignite Excellence Program. From Year 8 onward, the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Ignite Excellence: Science Programs are two separate entities and students can be in one, without being in the other.

Download the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science application.

Ignite Excellence: English Enrichment Opportunities (Year 7 - 12)

Our English Enrichment opportunities are specifically designed to nurture and develop the talents of those students who are enthusiastic lovers of reading and writing. Through these opportunities, students can engage with a wide range of challenging and appealing texts beyond that of their year level, stimulating and developing their appreciation and analysis of great literature and the effective use of language to communicate cultural ideas, social messages and global themes. From extension reading options to writing workshops with University mentors, there is a host of opportunities available

The English Enrichment Opportunities are open to all interested students at the Caboolture Campus and are advertised on a Term basis via the Student Daily Notices. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: English Enrichment information pack..

Ignite Excellence: "Game On!" Music Extension Program (Years 7 - 9)

An advanced music program offering young musicians specialised tuition, music theory, a second instrument of study (free), and a world of additional performance opportunities. Entry to this program is by application and audition. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: "Game On!" Music Extension application

Ignite Excellence: Sporting G.O.A.L.S Program (Years 7 - 12)

A unique pathway for high achieving sports men and women where they can receive personalised coaching for their sport of excellence. Nutrition advice, sports psychology, fitness training, goal setting and coaching are part of this amazing program. Entry to this program is by application. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Sporting G.O.A.L.S application.

Ignite Excellence: Flexible Learning Pathway (Years 7 - 12)

For students performing at a state, national or international level in their area of talent, who require a personalised and flexible school timetable to meet their extensive training or rehearsal commitments. Entry to this program is by application and audition. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Flexible Learning Pathway application.

Ignite Excellence: Robotics Opportunities (Years 7 - 12)

A world of opportunities are available for students who desire to both excel in the area of Robotics and to connect with industry leaders in this ever expanding field. Students are able to become involved in a range of robotics opportunities throughout Years 7 to 12 at the College. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Robotics Opportunities information pack.

Ignite Excellence: Dance Development (Years 7- 9)

A co-curricular opportunity for Years 7, 8 and 9 students who are passionate about dance. Activities include workshops in nutrition, injury management, choreography, performance, and more. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Dance Development application

Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence)

A co-curricular opportunities for Year 8 students who enjoy learning foreign languages. Students can participate in a fortnightly workshop where they can extend on and develop their language fluency whilst participating in a range of fun cultural activities. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) application.

Rothwell Campus Programs

Ignite Excellence: Year 7 Mathematics and Science Program

For students in Year 7 who love Mathematics and Science, this program offers a specialised class with a range of enrichment and extension opportunities with like-minded students. From Year 8 onward, the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Ignite Excellence: Science Programs are two separate entities and students can be in one, without being in the other. Year 7 students can also apply for the Ignite Excellence: English LiteratureSporting G.O.A.L.S or Music GAME ON! Programs, as well as the Dance Development and Robotics Opportunities.

Download the Ignite Excellence: Year 7 Mathematics and Science application.

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics Program (Years 8 - 12)

A unique and highly sought after program with two distinct pathways designed to meet the varying needs of those who love Mathematics. Pathway 1 provides significant enrichment and extension opportunities. Pathway 2 is our accelerated program and offers the opportunity to complete Year 7, 8 and 9 Mathematics in just two years before moving onto Senior Mathematics. Entry to this program and its pathways is by application. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics application.

Ignite Excellence: Science Program (Years 8 - 12)

An enriched Science class in Years 7, 8 and 9 where students are provided with additional extension of content and/or scientific inquiry (as needed) before they move into Senior Science Subjects in Year 10. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Science application.

Ignite Excellence: English Literature Program (Year 7 - 12)

An advanced English class in Years 7 to 9 with a curriculum designed for lovers of reading and writing. Incorporating a range of rich and diverse texts, this program prepares students through Middle School to consider taking the subject of Literature or English Extension when in Senior School. Entry to this program is by application. 

Download Ignite Excellence: English Literature application.

Ignite Excellence: "Game On!" Music Extension Program (Year 7 - 12)

An advanced music program offering young musicians specialised tuition, music theory, a second instrument of study (free), and a world of additional performance opportunities. Entry to this program is by application and audition. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: "Game On!" Music Extension application.

Ignite Excellence: Sporting G.O.A.L.S Program (Years 7 - 12)

A program for high achieving sports men and women where they can receive personalised coaching for their sport of excellence. Nutrition advice, sports psychology, fitness training, goal setting and coaching are part of this amazing program. Entry to this program is by application. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Sporting G.O.A.L.S application..

Ignite Excellence: Flexible Learning Pathway (Years 7 - 12)

For students performing at a state, national or international level in their area of talent, who require a personalised and flexible school timetable to meet their extensive training or rehearsal commitments. Entry to this program is by application and audition. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Flexible Learning Pathway application.

Ignite Excellence: Robotics (Years 7 - 12)

A world of opportunities are available for students who desire to both excel in the area of Robotics and to connect with industry leaders in this ever expanding field. Students are able to become involved in a range of robotics opportunities throughout Years 7 to 12 at the College. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Robotics application.

Ignite Excellence: Dance Development (Years 7 - 9)

A co-curricular opportunity for Years 7, 8 and 9 students who are passionate about dance. Activities include workshops in nutrition, injury management, choreography, performance, and more. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: Dance Development application.

Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) (Year 8)

A co-curricular opportunity for Year 8 students who enjoy learning foreign languages. Students can participate in a fortnightly workshop where they can extend on and develop their language fluency whilst participating in a range of fun cultural activities. 

Download the Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) application.

Additional Opportunities

Grace Lutheran College also supports a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, excursions and competitions for highly able students including the National Youth Science Forum, Bond University Mooting Competitions, Vice Chancellor STEM Camps at QUT, SPARQ-Ed Science Immersion Programs, Griffith University’s Equity Program, ICAS Testing, Regional Mathematics, Literature and Science Competitions, State, National and International Robotics Competitions and more.

Year 11 and 12 students also have the opportunity to pursue subjects offered externally from universities such as University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of the Sunshine Coast, and University of Southern Queensland.

Contact Details

For more information about any of the above programs or to arrange an appointment to discuss your child, please contact Mrs L Forman (Academic Enrichment Coordinator) on 3203 0066 or email our Academic Enrichment team.

For new 2022 enrolments, applications are to be received by the commencement of Term 3 2021. Late applications after this date will be considered, but subject to availability. Applications can be emailed to the Academic Enrichment team or provided in person to College Reception.

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