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Gifted students

In 2015 Cleveland District State High School is launching the Ignite Student program, an exciting educational program aimed at high-performing students in the core curriculum areas of Mathematics, Science and English.

Catering to the top students in grades seven, eight and nine Ignite is founded on theoretical research on giftedness and aims to provide high-performing students with opportunities to extend themselves. Students are chosen based on a rigorous identification process designed to select the best and brightest of Cleveland District State High School.

This elite group of students will participate in after-school workshops designed to extend them beyond the realms of the classroom. They will work with like-minded peers, participate in extra-curricular activities, and have the opportunity to be mentored. Parents will also receive a newsletter which will report on the program and also feature information on catering to the needs of high-achieving students. Students will also be invited to attend various excursions and evenings throughout the year.

All students at Cleveland District State High school are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities. Participation in these activities helps students to improve their team work skills, problem solving abilities, time management and critical and creative thinking. Academic extra-curricular activities that students have been involved with include:

  • Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition
  • Queensland Debating Union Secondary School competition
  • Aurecon Bridge Building Challenge
  • ICT Young Explorers
  • Readers Cup
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge

For more information please contact Gifted and Talented Coordinator Ms Alice Elwell by emailing aeelw0@eq.edu.au.