At Norwood we are proud to offer an Enrichment Program (EP) beginning at Year 7, for students identified as highly motivated to achieve academically. These students tend to be intellectually curious, enjoy the challenge of extra academic stimulation and are able to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve their goals.
Enrichment not Acceleration
The program is designed to emphasise an enrichment of the current curriculum and to assist in the development of critical thinking skills that are universally important to achieve educational excellence.
There is an expectation that these students will involve themselves in all aspects of College life, such as national competitions, sports, performing arts and leadership.
There will be one class of 25 students per year level, with students expected to undertake a full six years of study. The class will stay together for the first three years.
There will be a greater emphasis placed on the study of more complex and abstract concepts, with opportunities to undertake self-directed inquiry based learning. Students can expect the work to be challenging but rewarding at the same time. Our goal is to develop the critical thinking skills that are so closely associated with the academic excellence and success beyond school.
Entry is by application only. The selection process considers external achievement testing, parent input and student academic performance, as well as strong student commitment to the program. Any queries can be directed to Alexis Watson on 9871 0400.
“Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, testing for entry into the Enrichment Program will now take place online. Families will be advised of online testing details prior to the test date (Saturday, 12 September 2020).
As the selection process considers students holistically, applicants are required to submit a student portfolio. Access the following link for further information: https://www.norwood.vic.edu.au/enrichment-program/ The portfolio can be submitted to our general office in person or via Australia Post before the end of Term 3.”
Registrations for the Enrichment Program will close on Monday, 7 September 2020.
Note: Payment is made at the end of this registration process online. If payment is not made, your registration WILL NOT be valid.
If you have any questions about the Edutest or placement requests, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Alexis Watson, Director of Curriculum/EP Coordinator or Miss Priscilla Ryles-Smith, Head of Year 7 and Transition.
As the selection process considers students holistically, Norwood requires applicants to the Enrichment Program to submit a student portfolio consisting of:
- A letter written/typed by the student detailing their interest in and suitability for the program
- A letter from the parent endorsing the student’s application
- A copy of the most recent semester report
- A copy of the student’s Year 5 NAPLAN results
- Any additional documentation to support the application (i.e. awards, co-curricular involvement, community service, work/writing samples)
Note: Primary Schools may be contacted for further information to support the selection process.
To register for testing, please click on the link below to complete the Edutest application form and make payment.