Zenith Program| | Hastings Secondary College
Hastings Secondary College prides itself on providing many opportunities for gifted and talented students throughout their schooling life. We actively support the learning and affective needs of our students to enable them to reach their full potential.
Zenith is designed to enhance and extend the learning in Years 7 and 8 of our high achieving students in the Hastings Valley Community of School. The program offers challenging, real world learning using innovative teaching to support 21 Century learners in a culture of high expectations and learning excellence. There are Zenith classes at both campuses, with a maximum class size of 30. However, should there be an overwhelming number of successful applicants, a second class can be formed at either or both campuses.
The Zenith classes are formed by teacher recommendation and parent application and are highly sought after. The student’s record of achievement in primary school and their NAPLAN results may also be considered. The Zenith Program is designed to enhance and extend the learning experience of our high achieving students in the Hastings Valley Community of Schools. The program offers challenging, innovative real world learning.
Zenith students study the core curriculum in common with their year cohort, however the curriculum is compacted and made more challenging to allow time for enrichment, extension, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Zenith students will have opportunities to participate in a range of academic, cultural and sporting extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning. These include choir, band, Tournament of Minds, debating, specific programs run in partnership with our local universities and leadership opportunities.
Our students also participate in Maths, Science, English, Geography and public speaking competitions with great success. Students applying for placement in a Zenith class may also apply for a position in one of the Academies (Sport, STEM or Creative Industries) or a Personal Interest Project (PIP). Membership in an Academy or PIP will complement the Zenith program as they fit together as part of a weekly curriculum program.
Zenith is designed to enhance and extend the learning experience of our high achieving students in the Hastings Valley Community of Schools. The program offers challenging, innovative real world learning. Additional information about Zenith classes will be provided at the Hastings Secondary College Information Evening at your child's primary school or you may contact the Hastings Secondary College Deputy Principal Mr John Fisher Ph: 6583 1844 or email email@example.com.