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Academic Curriculum

Holiday Enrichment Programs and Courses

From Stephanie Boyce, Academic Enrichment Coordinator

GERRIC Gifted & Talented Scientia Program & Scholarships: 21 – 23rd January 2019

A fantastic opportunity for any student from Years 5 – 10.

“Are you bright, intellectually inquisitive and looking for something more challenging, more intellectually demanding, and more fun than you may sometimes experience in school? Would you like to take part in school vacation program that will really stretch your mind?”

GERRIC (University of NSW) offers a range of holiday programs for gifted and talented students – aimed at 2 years higher than student’s age level, the workshops will challenge them to open their minds to abilities they may not have harnessed; allowing them to exceed their potential.  They will share spaces with like-minded students and inspiring teachers.  Each workshop runs for 3 days and focuses on project-based learning.

Workshops include:

  • The Brain in Health and Disease with Professor Ken Ashwell
  • Critical Thinking; Ethics; Philosophy and how to Debate an Issue Brilliantly with Michele Waterson
  • Cinematic Sounds: Music & Soundscape Composition for Film with Anthea and Rodney Wikstrom
  • You’ve Got Personality with Janette Wilmott
  • Robots by EMU with Yvonne Perry


Scholarship and Equity Applications are NOW Open

Scholarship and Equity Applications Close: 16 November 2018, 11pm

To apply for the scholarship go to:

Regular Applications Open: 3 December, 7am


NIDA Acting Boot Camp and Drama School: Various locations and dates Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

‘A comprehensive course for committed young people’

Drama School: Build drama and acting skills including improvisation and performance, voice and singing, movement and dance.  Includes session auditions and screen tests

Acting Boot Camp: Build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework.

Book 4 weeks prior to course and receive a 10% Early Bird Discount

For more information go to: 


Matrix Holiday Courses: Various locations and dates

Matrix Education offers a variety of courses specifically targeting development and consolidation of knowledge in Science, Maths and English.  Holiday programs are available for Years 7-12, and also focus on HSC Trial and Examination preparation.

For more information and to book go to


NCSS Summer School: Friday 4th to Sunday 13th January 2019

“The National Computer Science School (NCSS) is a ten day summer school for students going into years 11 and 12. NCSS brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development in the School of IT at the University of Sydney.”

For more information go to: