Academic Extension

Does your child exhibit the following characteristics:

  • learns rapidly and grasps new concepts quickly
  • is creative or imaginative
  • has unusual or advanced interests
  • demonstrates the ability to think outside the box (critically and creatively)
  • frequently asks in-depth probing questions or constantly `wonders why’
  • may demonstrate a high degree of social responsibility or moral reasoning
  • loves to engage in informed debates
  • is not afraid of hard work or accepts challenges to excel


If so, your child should consider expressing an interest to join our Academic Extension Program. Students can be enrolled in one or all Academic Extension courses for the following Learning Areas:    

  • Mathematics   
  • Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • English   
  • Science

Once an Academic Extension – Application Form has been received, a selection process will be conducted through analysis of your child’s Academic Extension Application form and accompanying essential documentation. In Year 6, for Year 7 intake, students will be required to attend a selection process at Halls Head College. This process will involve both individual and group/team building tasks. More information regarding our selection process will be made available to our EOI Applicants during Semester Two.

2021 Academic Extension – Application Form

2022 Academic Extension – Application Form

Parents/ guardians will be informed of the final outcome at the completion of the selection process.

If your child is accepted into the Academic Extension Program, they will be required to sign a contract which sets out their obligations in being part of this Program. Placements in our Academic Extension Program is regularly reviewed at the end of each Term. Parents/Guardians will be kept informed during the Term as to their child’s progress.

There are no additional fees for this program, however additional costs may be incurred for competition participation incursions and excursions.