Gifted and Talented

In addition to our Special Programs, Gungahlin College provides students with a broad range of enrichment opportunities aimed at extending our students to reach their full potential. Connection to school and community are principles that we value and believe are essential for student success.


ANU Extension Program

The ANU Extension Program provides students with a taste of the university learning experience and an opportunity to study courses using facilities and staff located on the ANU campus. These courses are called 'H' courses and allow students to enrich their study in a range of which include mathematics, science, engineering, languages and music.

Science Honours Program

The Science Honours program is an extension/extra-curricular program that aims to inspire and provide further opportunities for interested science students. Students who meet all of the requirements will graduate with Science Honours and be awarded points for the program which will appear as part of their Senior Secondary Certificate.

Learn more about the Science Honours Program

The Arts

  • The Ausdance Dance Festival
  • ACT Public Schools Arts showcase event 'Step into the Limelight'
  • College theatrical productions
  • A range of opportunities to exhibit work and be exposed to visiting artists
  • Gungahlin College TV
  • Fast and Fresh

English Honours Programme

The English Honours Programme is a unique opportunity for students to extend themselves in the study of literature and modern forms of English communication in a variety of text types. Students who have a deep interest in the study of English literature, or who have consistently earned A or B grades in level one English should apply. Students will undertake a double major (English and Literature) and will engage in a variety of extension activities such as:

  • Guest Lectures
  • Film and Book clubs
  • Targeted Excursions
  • Creative Writing Camp
  • Writing competitions
  • Performance Poetry
  • Plays

Mathematics

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

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
  • The Green Team
  • School Board Representation
  • House Captains

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

Special Programs

The following programs have selective enrolment criteria. Applicants who are accepted into these programs are not subject to Priority Enrolment Area restrictions.