Ignite Excellence

PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES


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

What is Ignite Excellence?

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 Literature) occur within specialised classes on the timetable. Other Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities are co-curricular and occur outside the school day. 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 and opportunities for students. These are tailored to meet the gifts and talents demonstrated across the cohort.

Students are encouraged to apply for the Ignite Excellence Programs and opportunities in Term 2, the year prior to entry. Late applications are accepted all year, but subject to availability.

Ignite Excellence Programs

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Mathematics Programs

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.

Follow the links below to view and download the application packs. 

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science (Year 7, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science (Year 7, Caboolture Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics (Years 8-12, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics (Years 8-10, Caboolture Campus)

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Science Programs

An enriched Science program available across Middle School where additional extension of content and/or scientific inquiry can be provided. 

Follow the links below to view and download the application packs. 

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science (Year 7, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Mathematics and Science (Year 7, Caboolture Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Science (Year 8-9, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Science (Year 8-9, Caboolture Campus)

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English Literature Programs

Our Ignite Excellence programs and 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

Entry to this program is by application.

Follow the links below to view and download the application packs. 

Ignite Excellence: English Literature (Year 7-9, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: English Literature (Year 7-9, Caboolture Campus)

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GAME ON! Music Extension

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

Follow the link below to view and download the application pack. 

Ignite Excellence: GAME ON Music Extension (Years 7 - 12)

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Sporting G.O.A.L.S

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

Follow the link below to view and download the application pack. 

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

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Flexible Learning Pathway

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. 

Follow the link below to view and download the application pack. 

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

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Robotics Opportunities

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. 

Follow the links below to view and download the application packs. 

Ignite Excellence: Robotics Opportunities (Years 7 - 12, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: Robotics Opportunities (Years 7 - 12, Caboolture Campus)

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Dance Development

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. 

Follow the link below to view and download the application pack. 

Ignite Excellence: Dance Development (Years 7-12)

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FLEX (Foreign Languages)

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. 

Follow the links below to view and download the application packs. 

Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) (Year 8, Rothwell Campus)

Ignite Excellence: FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) (Year 8, Caboolture Campus)

Applying for the Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities

All students must apply for entrance into the Ignite Excellence programs and opportunities.

New enrolments and families to the College may submit their application to the Academic Enrichment team by the commencement of Term 3, the year prior to entry. These can be emailed to the Academic Enrichment Team or provided in person to College Reception.

Late applications are accepted all year but subject to availability.

Existing College students use a separate internal, online Ignite Excellence application process that is provided (annually) in Term 3. This process is advertised on Student Daily Notices and via eGrace.

Additional Opportunities

Grace Lutheran College also supports a wide range of co-curricular 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, 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 Us

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

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