Our students can take advantage of several extra learning opportunities, both external and internal.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
This Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.
University of NSW Tests
Year 3-6 students can take the state-wide University of NSW tests in maths, English, spelling and writing, science and technology skills. Because these tests require payment, they are optional. The tests are supervised by school staff and are held before school.
Mathematics Enrichment Group
Students in the senior years, demonstrating excellent mathematical skills, are invited to join the Mathematics Enrichment Group. This group meets before school once a week and is supported by a teacher, and often a parent mentor, to solve challenging maths problems. Most students also participate in the Maths Olympiad competition.
Chess is open to all students from Years K-6. Interested students meet each week to learn skills and compete against their peers. It requires students to draw on problem solving skills, teaching them how to make difficult and abstract decisions independently as well as fostering critical, creative, and original thinking.
The school provides senior students with training in the specific skills of formal debating. We have in-school competitions, as well as involvement in interschool debates using video conferencing.