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Enrichment Opportunities

Catering for Gifted and Talented Students

At Gungahlin College, students may self-identify as being gifted or talented in any particular area within or beyond the curriculum. We provide students with a broad range of enrichment opportunities aimed at extending our students to reach their full potential.

Participation in all of the programs that follow are recognised on students' Year 12 Certificates, adding value and prestige to their qualifications (Please note that some programs and activities have prerequisite or testing requirements).


ANU Secondary College

Our students have access to the extension courses offered at the ANU and through the University of Canberra's Accelerate Program (UCAP). These courses are called 'H' courses and allow students to enrich their study and commence an undergraduate degree while in Year 11 and 12.


The Arts

  • ACT Public Schools Arts showcase event 'Step into the Limelight'
  • Theatrical Productions
  • A Range of Opportunities to exhibit work and be exposed to visiting artists
  • The Ausdance Dance Festival
  • Arts Immersion Stream

Mathematics

  • Specialist Mathematics Double Major
  • Mathematics Tutorials
  • Participation in Mathematics competitions and University Mathematics days

Science Honors Program

Gungahlin College Science Faculty caters for students who have ability, interest and talent in Science by offering an Honours Program in Science. Throughout the year, students attend lectures by eminent speakers and participate in enriching and extending learning opportunities such as:

  • NYSF
  • ANZAAS
  • Space camp
  • Science Competitions
  • CSIRO CREST

Languages

  • ACER National Languages Tests
  • Speech, essay and film contests
  • Global language proficiency tests
  • Overseas excursions

Student Leadership

All Gungahlin College students have the opportunity to become actively involved in our school community through a range of leadership roles. These roles create the important 'student voice' that creates our positive school culture. Some of these roles include:

  • Student Leadership Group
  • College Uniform Committee
  • The Green Team
  • School Board Representation

All leadership groups are supervised by a teacher, meet regularly with the College Principals and participate in school and community projects


Tutorial Support

At Gungahlin College the Science, Mathematics and English faculties offer weekly tutorial sessions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The tutorials are offered to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in their chosen Science and Mathematics courses. Any student that would like to seek clarification with any work, have the opportunity to complete class work, assignments and revise with expert help, is welcome to attend.