Specialised programs are offered to students who demonstrate high level skills and abilities in their area of interest. We value every student’s contribution to our school, and seek to have each individual student exit our school feeling that they have been challenged, nurtured and influenced by our community that values life-long learning.
These programs are available to students in Years 7-9 with talents in the areas of academics, dance, music and sport. Students apply for a place in the Summit program when enrolling in Year 7. The Summit Programs offer additional excursions, guest speakers and a curriculum with learning experiences suited to the needs of more capable students. A laptop is integral to the academic program.
STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Enterprise, the Arts and Mathematics) education and skills development play an important role in our educational vision for the future. Fostering education in these areas ensures that today’s students can generate and test new ideas and contribute to the scientific developments and innovations of tomorrow. Increasing society’s capacity in this area will also contribute to job creation and provide solutions to social concerns such as medical, environmental and engineering breakthroughs. Authentic learning is an important foundation of the STEAM Academy and is enhanced by links with industry and tertiary partners; these real-life contexts will assist students with career choices.
The Spark - Our specialised Makerspace offers students unique
learning experiences by providing industry standard manufacturing tools. It is a space open to students during, before and after class time to create, design and build their own projects. 3D printers, 3D Scanner , CNC milling machines, laser cutter, soldering stations, robotics kits and Virtual Reality development tools are just some of the technologies available for use in The Spark, transforming learning from a traditional theoretical approach to an innovative, interactive experience while students learn 21st century skills.
Summit Sport is about developing an attitude and
mindset to do the extra that others
choose not to. Students will participate in a wide variety of physical performance activities designed to promote improvement of specific physical / mental capacities and attributes, test and improve personal fitness levels, build team work and communication skills. Physical performance activities will utilise facilities within the school and the local community in order to provide exciting challenges for students. Key theoretical concepts relating to exercise science, biomechanics, sports psychology and sports nutrition will be incorporated into the physical performance activities to promote understanding about why things are done in specific ways to optimise peak performance.
Academic Summit students are the storytellers of our
future. The innovative academic curriculum embeds
the 21st Century skills to support the students
in becoming astute observers of the world, deep
thinkers, excellent communicators and collaborators.
The curriculum seeks to maximise student learning by
fostering a higher order and critical thinking approach
to deep learning and accelerate their understanding
of the world around them; including social, political
and environmental issues.
Based in the four key areas
of learning (English, Humanities, Science and Maths)
learning experiences for Summit Academics promote
leadership, self-confidence and problem solving while
also developing a student’s ability to
discerningly interpret and analyse texts and data, solve complex problems and hypothesise and conduct experiments of science in laboratories.
Students will be nurtured
by our expert teachers as well as supported and encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities which endeavour to test their skills against their peers in new and different settings.
program provides academically talented students
every opportunity to push beyond their perceived
boundaries and reach their summit.
The Selective Entry Dance Summit Program engages
students in a dynamic course that focuses on
practical activities relating to the dance industry,
consequently developing a strong technical foundation
across a broad spectrum of dance. Students are
challenged and motivated to increase flexibility,
technique, fitness conditioning and musicality. The
program has an increased emphasis on developing
students’ choreography skills, industry awareness
and professionalism. Across the three-year course,
students study a variety of genres of dance including
Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Aerial
Arts and World dance. In our specially built training
studio complete with sprung floor, Summit students
are offered workshops with renowned choreographers
throughout their course of study.
The Summit program is
also the only Australian High School to be affiliated with
the Australasian Dance Association (ADA) in Summit,
students learn an industry recognised jazz syllabus
and complete levelled examinations each year as an
extension to their dance training beyond the classroom
Music Summit is an inspiring program for young people with a demonstrated passion and commitment
to Music. Leveraging the talent of each individual, Summit music students are extended in their skills and
repertoire, exploring units of study including; 20th Century music, Music in Film & Video Games and Popular
Music production whilst also forming a critical part of the ensembles of Instrumental Music.
and extracurricular activities within this realm also facilitate students the opportunity to stretch their talents
and link with recognised Music professionals and artists. Summit Music balances talent and passion within an
environment of academia and high expectations.
Our strong Instrumental Music programme with Orchestra and Band benefits from a once a year learning
experience from our Music Patron, renowned Australian conductor, composer and orchestrator, George Ellis.
Triple Threat Summit
The Selective Entry Triple Threat Summit Program is a dynamic course that focuses on practical activities relating to the musical theatre industry, consequently allowing students to develop a strong technical foundation across a broad spectrum of performance genres and styles.
This production course prepares students for industry opportunities as they are trained in the three discipline areas of dance, drama and singing. Students are challenged and motivated to extend their skills in these three performance areas as they learn to work as an ensemble creating and directing various musical theatre performances throughout the course. They will learn the technical craft of backstage and production skills also with an emphasis on developing their industry awareness and professionalism. Across the three-year course, students study a variety of genres of musical theatre ranging from modern adaptations to traditional styles. The Triple Threat Summit students will be offered workshops with renowned choreographers and directors throughout their course of study and will have the opportunity to travel and see live productions in action.