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Extension Programs for high achieving students​

  1. Programs of Excellence: In 2018, Highland Reserve State School will be launching our Programs of Excellence Pathways in Academics and Music. Students who showcase high levels of skills, knowledge and aptitude will have access to a range of pathways that will extend their thinking. Information relating to the pathways will be released in October this year.
  2. Age Appropriate Strategies in Prep: Highland Reserve State School is leading the way in the local area in introducing a new Age Appropriate Strategies approach to the Prep and Year 1 Curriculums. Age Appropriate Strategies present the curriculum in varied and developmentally appropriate ways to young children that ensure they are well engaged and able to undertake the cognitive tasks placed on them. Learning is challenging, fun and future focused.
  3. ACE Elective Programs: Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in the ACE Elective Program. Students select an elective program which they engage in one afternoon each week for a Semester. The programs have been established to provide links to Secondary School programs and pathways of Excellence to provide our students the necessary skills to successfully enter these pathways in Year 7. 
  4. Differentiation: The teachers at Highland Reserve State School plan for differentiated learning where they teach to the individuals within their classroom as well as the curriculum. This means we are focused on what your child needs and the next steps of their learning.
  5. STEM Programs: Highland Reserve State School has a dedicated team of staff who coordinate the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs throughout the school. This team provides opportunities for students to engage in STEM Club, STEM challenges and STEM competitions throughout the year.
  6. Extra-Curricular Programs: A range of extra-curricular programs are on offer to students within the pillars of Academics, Sport, The Arts and Community. Each term, programs are run to allow students to participate in learning that aligns to their interests and areas of expertise.   
  7. On-line Learning Tools: Students at Highland Reserve State School have access to a range of technologies and on-line learning tools. Programs such as Mathletics and Literacy Planet allow staff to set tasks at a level that meets the learning needs of every student. These tasks can be set to reinforce learning concepts and to extend high achieving learners.
  8. Competitions and Celebrations: Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves in a range of school and community based competitions and programs. Activities ranging from the Gold Coast STEM Cup, Readers’ Cup, Mathletics Invitational and the Somerset Literature Festival allows our students to enhance their abilities.