Ignite Excellence Programs and Opportunities

Our excellence programs and opportunities include outstanding initiatives in English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Dance, Music, Sport, FLEX (Foreign Languages Excellence) and Robotics

Designed to engage and challenge passionate learners, these enrichment and extension programs are built to meet the needs of bright and academically talented students by providing them with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and motivation required to excel in their studies.

2021 Ignite Excellence Programs and Opportunities

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 Literature, Sporting G.O.A.L.S or Music GAME ON! Programs, as well as the Dance Development and Robotics Opportunities.

Learn more about our Year 7 Mathematics and Science program via the Application package.

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. Learn more about our accelerated and extension mathematics programs via the Application package.

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. Learn more about our science extension programs in the Application package.

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. Learn more about our extension English programs via the Application package.

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. Learn more about our music extension programs via the Application package.

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. 

Learn more about our excellence and extension programs for sport in the Application package.

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. Learn more about our flexible learning pathway in the Application package.

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. Learn more about our robotics programs our robotics opportunities via the information package.

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. Learn more about our dance development opportunity via the Application package.

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. Learn more about our foreign languages extension opportunity via the Application package.

Additional Opportunities

The College also supports a wide range of extra-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, 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 2021 enrolments, applications are to be received by the commencement of Term 3 2020. 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.