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High Capacity Student Provisioning

High Capacity Student Provisioning

Critical & Creative Thinking

Indooroopilly State School identifies and provides students who excel, or have the potential to excel, with the opportunities to develop their potential through appropriate curriculum provisioning along with a selection of co-curricular activities.

Our school employs an Extension Teacher whose role is to assist teachers in identifying and providing support for these students and coordinate programs pertinent to the needs of high capacity students. The philosophy embraced by Indooroopilly has its foundations in the department of Education & Training Policy.  Click here to see the policy statement.

Grouping

To support high achieving children in class, students are clustered in groups across the classrooms to enable these students to work together in an environment where the classroom teacher provides higher order thinking tasks related to the Australian Curriculum.

Australian Maths Trust Enrichment Program

The Ramanujan, Newton and Dirichlet level programs provide rigorous and robust mathematical challenge for students in a problem solving context. These challenging tasks investigate the concept areas of polyominoes, polyhedra, patterns, pre-algebra concepts, tessellations and formula. This program requires significant perseverance and application from the high capacity students.

University of New South Wales ICAS & Australian Maths Trust Academic Excellence Competitions

Students interested in the challenge of these academic competitions are offered to participate annually. The competitions subjects include Science, Mathematics, Writing, English, Digital Technologies and Computational & Algorithmic Thinking.

Maths Tournament and Maths Team Challenge

Interschool maths competitions are attended by excelling students. A number of opportunities arise during the year where students are selected, trained and participate in team competitions. The mathematical tasks involve advanced problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

Future Problem Solving Inquiry Program

This very challenging competition provides students with extensive critical and creative thinking opportunities within a team situation. Students study historical events, current events and future issues and apply this knowledge in futuristic problem solving scenarios. High capacity students thrive in this atmosphere of challenge as the information is compacted, academically demanding and presented at an accelerated pace. A significant part of this program involves creative thinking where students are able to make links with research based evidence to determine new and innovative ideas.

Chess

Chess games are run during lunchtimes to provide students with a chance to hone their strategic skills. All age students are welcome to attend. Interschool competitions opportunities arise during the year.

After school chess coaching is provided by Gardiner Chess Club.

 

Robotics Club

This lunchtime club provides like-minded students regular collaborative opportunities to create programs for Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotics kits. Teams compete at the RoboCup Competition held at the University of Qld annually.

 

Coding Clubs

Scratch coding clubs are run by coaches for Year 3, 4 & 5. Students can create programs for various competitions such as the STEM Video Game Challenge & The Premier's Coding Challenge.

CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools

This is an initiative coordinated between the CSIRO and Australian Government Department of Education & Training. It promotes long-term partnerships between teachers, mathematicians and students. A number of industry experts and our school community and parents represent this initiative at Indooroopilly.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Program (S.T.E.M.)

The Kids’ S.T.E.M. Convention is a stimulating event where high achieving students participate annually. The program is organized and coordinated by a volunteer committee of Education Queensland staff and industry partnerships. The event provides a high quality three phase learning experience for capable students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The convention is held at the University of Queensland and afterwards the students prepare, run and present their own investigations at the Queensland Academy of Science, Maths Technology at Toowong.

 

Interschool Debating

Coaching sessions are provided by debating coaches at the beginning of the year. Opportunities to be selected for interschool debating competitions arise after this event.

Writers' Workshop

This annual event provides an opportunity for excelling writers to enhance their skills and further develop their creative style. The students work with successful authors during this opportunity.