Stage 4 Extension Program
Hunters Hill High School offers extension classes in both Year 7 and 8. Our school aims to identify gifts and foster talents within children, and provide teaching and learning opportunities for them to achieve their potential by:
- Enrichment of core curricula at all levels
- Support for emotional and social needs
- Specialised programs
The Hunters Hill High School's extension class offers an academically rigorous learning environment for selected students within a co-educational, comprehensive learning community.
The program fosters a range of enriching learning experiences and academic endeavours. There is differentiated curricula to facilitate imagination, abstraction, creativity and intuitive expression.
What do gifted children need?
- Understanding of ways in which to maximise their individual potential
- Curriculum experiences that allow enriched learning
- Educational programs that foster flexibility, freedom, depth and complexity
- A learning environment designed to foster creativity and independent learning
- Learning opportunities which go beyond the normal classroom context
- Challenging activities which encourage risk taking
- A sense of belonging by collaborating with like-minded individuals
Is my child exceptional?
Gifted learners often possess:
- A heightened level of curiosity
- Capacity to learn at faster rates
- A wider variety of interests
- Power of concentration
- Ability to handle abstract ideas
- Superior reasoning
- Flexibility of thinking
- Ability to see a number of viewpoints
- Alert and subtle sense of humour
- Imaginative expression
- Heightened sensitivity and empathy
- Leadership skills.
How do I apply?
Students and parents are invited to complete the Expression of Interest form available mid Term 1 on the front page of this website under 'Latest News' and submit the completed form to Hunters Hill High School. Applications Close 9 APRIL 2020 for the 2021 Extension Program.
A panel will review all applications and provide outcome letters to families during Term 2.
Contact Ms Ruth Simpson, Head Teacher: Teaching and Learning, for more information.