Here at MacKillop we are deeply committed to supporting the learning and achievement of all students. In 2022 we are excited to launch our new Academy for Creativity and Excellence, our ACE program, which will promote and support students of high potential to achieve their personal best.
Underpinned by research in giftedness, talent and high potential, ACE provides ability grouped and tailored learning experiences for students in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science. The aim of ACE is to identify students with potential, develop their talent and transform this potential into performance.
ACE students will be challenged through a rigorous and differentiated curriculum. They will access a variety of cross-curricular learning and enrichment experiences, including a range of competitions and events run by universities and professional organisations.
Academy classes offer a faster pace of study to enable students to focus on extending, refining, and using knowledge meaningfully through the development of higher-order thinking skills. Students will be encouraged to become creative and divergent thinkers, and take part in complex individual and collaborative problem-solving.
The Academy of Creativity and Excellence acknowledges the need for differentiated curriculum and learning opportunities for high-achieving students, and provides a positive, challenging, and supportive classroom environment to achieve this.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting new program in 2022 and beyond you need to submit your application, and ensure that you meet some important criteria:
- Score a minimum of a “B” in core subjects (English and Humanities, Maths and Science)
- Demonstrate consistently high attendance and positive behaviour
- Participate in an ability test in August
- Participate in co-curricular activities in Sport, the Performance Arts, and Curriculum.
Download and complete the application form and submit to the College. Students from other schools will be required to submit an enrolment application along with the ACE application.
We are really looking forward to welcoming students into the ACE program – taking students with potential, developing their gifts and talents, and seeing them achieve their personal best.