Extended Learning Opportunities for Gifted Thinkers
In the context of the Australian Curriculum, teachers extend the level of challenge of every day classroom learning tasks for students.
In addition to classroom activities our teachers provide specific programs designed to encourage high order critical thinking and problem solving. Many of these extra-curricular programs are designed to allow the many gifted thinkers at our school to work with like-minded students in programs and projects of significance and relevance to their ability and aspirations.
These include: but are not limited to:
Year 9/10 Personal Research Project
Maths Extension Courses – Maths Methods 3, Maths Advanced & Maths Extended.
Plan for the Planet
Da Vinci Decathlon
Tournament of Minds
Big Science Competition
Science and Engineering Challenge
STEM Outreach Program
Festival of Bright Ideas
Brain Bee Challenge
ICAS Science Competition
COMPex – 9/10 Computer Extension Programs
Chinese Mentoring Program
Australian Geography Competition
The Flexible Learning Program at NTHS aims to deliver a variety of alternative learning options to maximise retention, participation and progress for identified students. All programs are based on three core focus areas for student engagement – cognitive, behavioural and emotional engagement. Key subject areas identified with input from students are strength and conditioning, automotive, art, marine safety and aquatic environments, healthy minds and nutrition. The aim is to deliver practical based sessions, whilst maintaining a literacy / numeracy focus and to enable students to be respectful and contributing citizens within the school and the community.