Exceptional Learners Program

St. Peter’s College Exceptional Learners Program provides our high achieving students the opportunity to be involved in a collaborative learning group

At St. Peter’s College Exceptional Learners are always catered for in the general classroom. Their teachers acknowledge that some students have exceptional ability in particular areas or have a strong work ethic and strive to achieve high results. Teachers work to extend these students within the coursework and may also give students more challenging assessment tasks that reflect their achievements.

Additionally students are given opportunities to take part in co-curricular activities through the SIS program and other challenges.  These include:

  • Book in a Day
  • Tournament of Minds
  • SIS Chess
  • Spelling competitions
  • School Production
  • SIS Debating
  • Maths Game Day
  • Public Speaking
  • Art Club Yr 7 -12
  • Radio Club Yr 7 -12
  • Support in entering Emergent 2019: VCE Graduate Showcase, Bunjil Place  
  • Shared Stories anthology
  • VCE English workshops
  • Plain English Speaking Competition

Progress and insight into the challenges required for such students are coordinated by the Learning Enhancement Leaders of Exceptional Learners. This program is a component of the Learning Enrichment Centre. Students are identified as needing enhanced learning opportunities through the expert judgement of their classroom teacher, PAT, and NAPLAN,  results and Primary School referrals. Some students may be selected for further testing with parent permission. 

Students in Year 10 are given the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in their studies by completing a VCE subject. Some VCE students also take part in the Monash Scholars Program and the Kwong Lee Dow Program, Melbourne University.